STRONG is an Singer/Actor who for the last 13 years has been performing internationally
as one of only four Male Lead Vocalists for the top rated luxury cruise line
in the world, Crystal Cruises. While visiting all seven continents
and completing numerous full world cruises, Eric has had the opportunity to
pursue two of his passions, music and travel. With a broad variety of
musical styles ranging from Opera to Jazz, and a full spectrum of performance
venues, including main stage productions, concerts, special events and cabaret,
Eric's performance experience is extensive and consistent.
Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (off-Broadway), Curly in Oklahoma! at Augusta Opera as well as the Oklahoma Centennial Concert, A Grand Night for Singing at Ivoryton Playhouse, Ettienne Grande in Naughty Marietta at Utah Festival Opera, are just some of the productions Eric has also had the opportunity to do professionally. Eric played Shaunard in La Boheme and the Bosun in HMS Pinafore while at Chautauqau Young Artist Program. As a Virginia Opera Spectrum Young Artist, Eric performed Pish Tush in Mikado, and other various comprimario roles, while traveling throughout Virginia performing Children's Opera. He spent two glorious summers at Seagle Music Colony performing such roles as The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Danilo in The Merry Widow, Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music and Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, as well as various concert performances. His amateur and Collegiate roles include: Pooh Bah in Mikado, Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, and Bob in The Old Maid and The Thief.
Simultaneously, Eric received classical acting training at PlayHouse West in North Hollywood, CA, studying the Sanford Meisner Technique. Eric has considerable experience in Indie and Short Film and viral internet content, as well as television, with appearances on such shows as Thirty Rock on NBC, Betrayed on Investigation Discovery, Psychic Investigations on A&E, and FBI Files on Discovery Channel.
Eric is a bit of a fitness enthusiast to say the least, and enjoys Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.