Ted Gorodetzky enjoys a diverse career in the performing arts, with roles ranging from musical comedy to Shakespeare to independent film. He has performed on stages across the United States and overseas, onscreen, and has been featured on German, Swiss, Scandinavian and domestic television.
In New York, Ted originated roles Off-Broadway at The Atlantic Theater Company, Soho Repertory and Wings Theater, amongst others. Notable premieres also include The Book of Candy, originating the role of Shaul, at both the Playwrights Theater of New Jersey and The Passage Theater, and starring as Count Ut-Vega in Immortal Interlude with New Jersey Repertory Company, of which he is a member.
"Ted Gorodetzky's deceptively smooth portrayal of the Count makes the play work; he is charming, spooky, naive and wise all at once. And he has a terrific voice... Mr. Gorodetzky's performance will linger for a long while." –The New York Times
Internationally, he toured Europe starring as Elvis Presley in the critically acclaimed rock-n-roll biography Elvis, the Musical. On the Regional stage, some favorite roles over the years have included Adam/Noah in Children of Eden, Garry/Roger in Noises Off, Danny Zuko in Grease, Pasha Selim in Mozart’s Abduction, Jack Chesney in Charley's Aunt and Edward Middleton in The Drunkard. Onscreen, Ted can be seen in starring and featured roles in independent features and shorts, the tv & web serial NY, NY: The Sitcom, and he happily joins the ranks of many fellow NYC actors with appearances in Law & Order, Sex and the City, Saturday Night Live and commercials.
Ted earned his B.F.A in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor's Guild.
As a director, Ted has staged numerous plays and musical works, and brought his talents behind the camera as well.
Recent directorial work includes Masks at The National Opera Center, Vultures with Rising Sun Performance Company, The Survival Show at Theater 80 at St. Marks, several titles for the Works in Progress series for New York Women in Film and Television, Chance, at the Porch Light Theatre, and the original chamber theater piece, Mercury Falling, which premiered at the Long Leaf Opera Festival in Raleigh, NC. Based on the life and death of renowned French sculptor Jean-Louis Brian, this unique show was met with critical success and enjoyed outstanding audience reception.
"The physical interaction of sculptor and statue is viscerally staged, adding nuanced dimensions to the concept, sensitively shaped by director Ted Gorodetzky. A confident, intriguing work." —The News & Observer
For two separate productions, with the BEAT Festival in Brooklyn and for the AOP25 Living Composer concert at The Actors Fund Arts Center, he directed the provocative "Stop and Frisk" from the full-length opera Independence Eve. The much-discussed work has received high praise and a feature in The New Yorker's Talk of the Town.
Original multimedia has also been integrated within the fabric of some of his stagings. Recent productions Ted both directed and designed the multimedia composition include Odes to Earth and Air, an original opera about Paul and Camille Claudel, at Adelphi University; Narkissos, a multimedia recital exploring the mythology of narcissism in contemporary America which premiered in NYC at The Tank and also with Queens New Music Festival; BQE, an Urban Cantata juxtaposing city builder Robert Moses and activist Jane Jacobs, at Queens New Music Festival; and the world premiere of Bruce Bailey, a dramatic cantata depicting the work and life of the infamous NY housing advocate, at Brooklyn Historical Society for the BEAT Festival.
As a writer, Ted's work spans a variety of forms and includes screenplays, essays, articles and stage plays. As a founding member of ToteM GamBol, an arts collective, he has written and directed numerous plays for their Equity staged reading series and directed his short film, First Time. He also recently completed filming Secret Santa Secret, based on his play of the same title, based on his play of the same title, currently in post-production.
Upcoming and ongoing projects include his collaborations with co-writer Daniel Neer on Barbed Wire Waltz, a biographical cabaret of the life of composer Robert Stolz, which he will also direct, and a series of short films for Haiku NYC, an experimental music video project.
In addition to his theatrical work, Ted is also an accomplished photographer, specializing in headshots and portraiture. For the performing artist, his versatile style has accommodated myriad industry demands, from commercial actors to classical singers to musicians. His commercial photography work has included directing shoots and creating imagery for websites, theatrical marketing, online and print advertising, event photography and documentary work.
As a videographer, his work has been both commercial and creative. He has shot and edited promotional footage for various marketing collateral, edited multimedia for theatrical presentation, directed on-camera interviews, and produced family and special event videography.
For more information on Ted's photography and video work, visit tedgorophoto.com, or contact him with inquiries at: ted (at) tedgorophoto.com
To contact Ted directly, click the "contact" link above or send him an email at: tedgoro (at) gmail.com.