Rodd Cyrus Farhadi will now be going by just his first and middle name, Rodd Cyrus.
This summer, Rodd workshopped Jeannette again playing Contender 1 alongside Karen Olivo, Jessica Vosk, and Beth Malone. The creative team included Erin Ortman, Ari Afsar, Lauren Gunderson, and Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The workshop was for industry guests and professionals.
This summer Rodd will be a part of Chautauqua's 2020 Summer Conservatory Company. In addition to various classes with industry professionals, Rodd will be workshopping Heather Raffo's new play, "Tomorrow Will Be Sunday", directed by Jenny Koons.
During quarantine, Rodd joined his Juilliard classmates in "Bolero Juilliard". Rodd is dancin' in the rain right after Patti LuPone and Laura Linney at 7:40.
This spring, Rodd played Balthazar in "Our Lady of 121st Street" by Stephen Adly Guirgis at Juilliard. Directed by Jenny Lord.
This fall, Group 52 performed William Shakespeare's "Pericles". Rodd played Cleon and was directed by Richard Feldman, Jenny Lord, and movement coaching with Dawn Saito.
Rodd begins his MFA in Acting at Juilliard this September as a member of Group 52.
Rodd is a proud new member of the Actors' Equity Association.
Right after the Eugene O'Neill, Rodd will be rehearsing for "My Real Mother" at The Signature Theatre in Manhattan written by Riley Thomas, starring Elena Shaddow. This is a full production that will be a part of NYMF (New York Musical Festival).
This June and July, Rodd will be workshopping the new musical "Jeannette" at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut starring Jessica Vosk and Julia Murney. The musical is written by Ari Afsar and Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Erin Ortman.
Rodd performed Andrew Lippa's original song "Unbreakable" at the Democratic National Committee's LGBTQ Gala on June 17th. The performance was conducted by Andrew Lippa.
This May, Rodd played a lead in Microsoft's Industrial for Diversity & Inclusion through the NYU School of Law. The industrial was directed by Schele Williams.
Rodd is now represented for film, television, and theatre by the team at Buchwald. Find more info under "Contact".
Rodd's going to Juilliard! Rodd will be attending The Juilliard School to receive an M.F.A. in Acting as part of Group 52. He will be joining past Juilliard students such as Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver, Viola Davis, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline, and more.
This April, Rodd workshopped a new one man play by the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Martyna Marjok. He also workshopped a new musical by composer and playwright, Adam Gwon, at the McCarter Theatre Center as part of their LAB series. The series was directed by Elena Araoz.
This past February, Rodd played the lead in a music video for one of Iran's most famous singer's, Ebi. The music video takes place in the 80's during the Iran/Iraq war. The full video is posted under "Media".
Rodd will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, January 21st to celebrate Trump's half-time as president. Choreographed by Sagan Rose. See link under "Media".
This winter, Rodd will be living in New York City and playing Clopin in The Argyle Theatre's production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Performances run from November 10th to December 30th in Babylon, Long Island. Directed by Evan Pappas, and choreographed by Debbie Roshe.
In September, Rodd will be playing Tariq Halabi in the first staged workshop of "Present Perfect" written by Jaime Lozano and Nancy Cheser. The workshop is produced by Live & In Color and directed by Devanand Janki.
Coming up in August, Rodd will be playing Professor in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" with the Culver City Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Zeffin Hollis and choreographed by Sylvie Gosse.
On July 19th, Rodd will be singing at the sold out "A Little New Music" concert at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Performing an original song by Jordan Coats & John Allen Watts.
Rodd will be playing Mark Wall in the workshop of "The Show Must Go On" in Los Angeles at the end of June 2018. Written by Nicholas Coster and Heather Reid, directed by Jesse Bush.
Rodd was just awarded the prestigious Roger Sturtevant Scholarship for 2018 by the Actor's Equity Foundation. The audition was judged by actor members of the Actors’ Equity Foundation and Casting Directors from the Casting Society of America. The award goes to one male and one female Equity Membership Candidate each year.
In May, Rodd will be originating and workshopping the new play, "Hostage", by Michelle Kholos Brooks at the Florida Repertory Theatre.
In February, Rodd performed as Victor in McCoy/Rigby Entertainment's production of Cabaret. Directed by Larry Carpenter and choreographed by Dana Solimando. Performances begin January 19th at the La Mirada Theatre.
Rodd was a part of the original Los Angeles workshop of the West End Max Martin musical, "& Juliet". The workshop was led by Bill Sherman, Luke Sheppard, and David West Read.
Starting September 9th, 2017 Rodd danced backup for "Earth, Wind, and Fire" at the Primetime Emmy Award Governor's Ball as well as the Creative Arts Emmy Governor's Ball.
This summer Rodd played Eddie and performed alongside the celebrities Jennifer Nettles, Dove Cameron, and Corbin Bleu in Mamma Mia at The Hollywood Bowl, directed by three time Tony winning director Kathleen Marshall.
Rodd graduated from the Ray Bolger Musical Theatre Program at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television this past June. He was a part of UCLA's Los Angeles and New York City Showcase.