Welcome to Reeve Carney Web. A website supporting the career of American actor and performer Reeve Carney, most known for his role as Dorian Grey in Penny Dreadful. The website will provide you with the most up to date news, projects, images and so much more on Reeve's career and appearances.


Reeve will be performing his first London gig on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at The Other Place theatre in Victoria, London.

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January 3rd, 2019 Reeve Carney admin


Reeve Carney soared above the audience as Spider-Man in the much-chronicled Broadway musical of the same name and this time descends to the underworld as the singing, romantically smitten Orpheus in Hadestown. The Anaïs Mitchell musical, directed by Rachel Chavkin, is running in repertory in the National Theatre’s Olivier auditorium and has Broadway in its sights, which prompted the charming American actor-singer to discuss both the joys of working abroad as well as committing to this musical, wherever it may take him.

How does it feel to have become part of Hadestown, which you joined after its off-Broadway run for the subsequent engagement in Canada [at the Citadel Theatre this time last year] and now here?
I really feel so grateful to be a part of this project. It feels like something that really pushes things in an expansive but still-subtle way. I never saw it at New York Theatre Workshop because I was in Toronto doing Rocky Horror [Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake], but what’s amazing here in London is how much the show feels incredibly American and incredibly global at the same time.

Hadestown draws on some of the most enduring legends of all time (including Orpheus and Eurydice, and Hades and Persephone). Was this a landscape you’ve known since childhood?
I actually don’t remember being taught the Orpheus and Eurydice myth as a child, and I wonder sometimes with this show how many people in the audience know anything about the myth. What’s great for the people who do know about the myth and where the story leads is that they still seem to have a sense of disbelief and surprise when they see how it unfolds.

Given Orpheus’s tragic mistake—which [spoiler alert!] is to look back at his beloved if doomed Eurydice—do you ever wish you could rewrite the outcome?
I think what happens to Orpheus is that the mind eclipses the heart, and I can relate to that and I think we all have to fight against that; my hope, too, is that people can empathize with Orpheus and question what they would do themselves if they were put in that position.

How did you come by the complete ease that you share onstage with Eva Noblezada [the Tony-nominated Miss Saigon star who appears opposite Carney as Eurydice]?
That feeling is definitely a goal of mine so I’m happy to hear you say that! Eva is such a living performer and her performance is so alive every night that it feels like we’re literally talking to each other onstage, which is I think what anybody would hope for in a scene partner. We’re hoping later in the run that maybe we can do a concert evening together.

What is Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera score like to sing after the Bono and the Edge musical landscape of Spider-Man?
That was midrange rock and roll whereas Hadestown feels more like it was written for my own voice: it’s a high-tenor sing with a bunch of falsetto stuff. I grew up singing in church and sight-reading all the parts—the high notes included—so it feels really fun to use that part of my voice in a musical theater production, and I’ve got a really amazing voice teacher in L.A., Valerie Morehouse, who I work with whenever possible.

Does the National feel like a special place to be?
Definitely. They treat us so well here: everything you would need is here, I feel, and it’s incredibly well-organized. The ability just scenically to sustain different kinds of set builds is pretty remarkable; I’d love to see more shows in the Olivier after I am finished performing here.

Were you looking for a bit of a break from musicals after the rigors of Spider-Man?
In terms of the scale of that show, this is certainly the largest production I’ve been a part of; I have done a few different things onstage and some labs since then, but I think I felt that I did want a break from a long run and the grind that goes with that, even when it’s a grind in a great way. I also wanted time to tour my music, so when I left Spider-Man, I felt as if I needed five years away and that’s almost exactly what it has been.

How long was your commitment in all to Spider-Man?
Three years including previews, but, that was an incredible show for me to start a musical theater career with. Who would have expected it would do 183 previews, but at the time I had no reference point: it didn’t affect me that we were in tech for nine months. I just thought, “This is the way it is.”

Won’t Hadestown be another lengthy commitment all told, as and when Broadway gets folded into the mix, as is the hope?
Yes, but the idea of a long run isn’t difficult when it’s something I love; I wouldn’t want to be part of a long run of something I didn’t absolutely adore, but on Hadestown, that’s no problem at all.

Do you find a poetic justice of sorts in the fact that in your previous show you soared above the audience, whereas in this one your character descends to hell?
[Laughs] You know, I think I gravitate more towards the bizarre and the otherworldly in whatever I’m playing, and when I say “bizarre” I include getting the chance to play Riff Raff [in Rocky Horror]. I knew one of the things I would miss most after Spider-Man is being able to fly every night, but I have other things I get to do in this show like play guitar onstage: string instruments aren’t really meant to run around the stage, and we’ve got a busy revolve. The challenge is to keep the guitar tuned if it bangs against anything.

As for being in London itself, is this a city you knew already?
I’d been here as a tourist quite a bit and first came when I was 19 to audition for Island Records. This is maybe my sixth visit and it’s nice to feel like a temporary resident—like someone who can get to know the city more than two or three days at a time.

Are you OK about being away from the U.S. through the holiday season?
My mom is actually here through Thanksgiving: I flew her out for the opening and she has stayed on, which is awesome. But I find at this time of year that I’m rarely at home anyway, what with touring with my music or whatever. I’m not someone who really attaches those kinds of feelings to a particular place so [being abroad] is OK.

Is there anything about London you’re especially loving?
This may sound like a bit of a joke but I’m definitely a bit of a hamburger guy. Most people who know me will not be surprised to hear that I’ve found this incredible place called Bleecker Burgers and have been going there; I’m probably one of their most frequent customers, though I look forward as well to rediscovering fish and chips!

Source: Broadway.com

November 24th, 2018 Hadestown admin

HADESTOWN has been playing to enthusiastic preview audiences in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre in London since November 2.

In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust in each other is put to a final test.

The cast includes Sharif Afifi, Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Rosie Fletcher, Amber Gray, Beth Hinton-Lever, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Eva Noblezada, Seyi Omooba, Gloria Onitiri, Patrick Page, Aiesha Pease, Joseph Prouse, Jordan Shaw and Shaq Taylor.

Directed by Rachel Chavkin, with set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, choreography by David Neumann, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Liam Robinson, orchestrations and arrangements by Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, with Ken Cerniglia as dramaturg.

Produced in association with Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy.

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Source: Broadwayworld.com

November 12th, 2018 Hadestown admin

I have added some On stage and Rehearsal photos of Reeve in Hadestown to the gallery here.

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November 7th, 2018 Hadestown admin


Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada’s Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway.

In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust is put to a final test.

The musical runs from November 7 2018 and finishes on 27 January 2019.

The reviews have been amazing. Most shows sold out so please book  tickets in you can and see this amazing show. They can be purchased here.

Find out more about the musical here

November 3rd, 2018 Hadestown, Reeve Carney admin

More images of Reeve on Day 1 of the International Comic Con in San Diego, USA to promote his new movie The Rocky Horror Picture show with the rest of the cast.


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Reeve has attended the International Comic Con in San Diego, USA to promote his new movie The Rocky Horror Picture show with the rest of the cast. I have added some HQ Portrait photos of Reeve to the gallery.


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August 25th, 2018 Reeve Carney admin


 On his recent 34th birthday, Manhattan-born actor-musician Reeve Carney had plenty to celebrate. The striking performer (the great-nephew of the legendary actor Art Carney) has already conquered the worlds of film (appearing opposite Helen Mirren in “The Tempest”), stage (having played the title role in Broadway’s “Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark”) and television (as Dorian Gray in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” and Riff-Raff in FOX’s live version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”). But the best may be yet to come, including the upcoming release of his first album “Youth Is Wasted” and his cabaret debut on Thursday, May 3 at New York hotspot, The Green Room 42, inside the Yotel, among other projects.

MR recently spoke to Carney about his shopping habits, how his mother influenced his sense of style, and which fellow musicians he admires for their sartorial sense.

Q: You’re known by many for your fashion sense, but do you consider yourself a “fashionista?”

A: Not really. I have never been one to follow the latest trends and I can’t really name a lot of contemporary designers or favorite new stores. I do know a lot of my friends love shopping at Zara, and I am determined to finally check it out! And I have to admit, I’ve been known to buy a t-shirt at Forever 21.

Q: Do you dress differently during the day than you when you’re on stage?

A: I guess in some ways I now think of my performance outfits as my nighttime attire. As I discovered, people will really look at you funny if you’re walking the streets of California during the day wearing a tailcoat. But day or night, I am always looking for something that most other people wouldn’t wear; that’s what I am really drawn to! No matter if I am home in New York or on the road, I tend to spend a lot of time in vintage clothing shops. And even if it’s supposed to be a traditional red carpet or black-tie event, I feel like if I am working the event if I am just wearing a tuxedo.

Q: How did your sense of style come about?

A: I think a lot of the credit goes to my mother, Marti Heil, who now has her own jewelry line (Fablesintheair.com). She dressed me as a kid, of course; I think there was one year when I ended up wearing nothing but Japanese fabrics, and I remember this amazing rhinestone denim jacket. But what she really taught me is how to feel comfortable being adventurous in my fashion choices.

Q: I have the feeling you were very cool with the Victorian and Edwardian clothing you wore in “Penny Dreadful”. Yes or no?

A: Definitely, I actually used love to shop at this place in Manhattan called Exquisite Costume, that carried those sorts of clothes. The funny thing is when I auditioned for “Penny Dreadful,” I wore this Victorian-style charcoal-and-pearl striped vest, and not only did it help convince them to hire me to play Dorian Gray, they actually based one of my outfits in the show on that vest. And they also had me wear the rings my mother made.


Q: Are you also influenced by your musical heroes?

A: Absolutely, my favorite period is the late 1960s and early 1970s, and people like Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Elton John really inspired my clothing choices. I think of all the stars today, though, Harry Styles is the only one really making an impression. He’s got it going on!

Source: Mr Mag.com

May 1st, 2018 Penny Dreadful, personal admin

April 6th, 2018 Uncategorized admin

Hello all and welcome to Reeve Carney web. My first post is brief but i promise there will be so much to come over the next year. Please feel free to browse around and let me know what you think?


I have already uploaded many images to the gallery and press interviews to the press archive. The medial vault with videos clips will be up and running shortly. I will need staff to help me running the website so if you would like to support RCWEB please contact me here: reevecarneyfans@outlook.com.There is a little more work to be done to the web&domain/appearances pages but it all should be complete by close of play.

I must say a huge thank you to all the support i have had already for this site which i hope Reeve himself will one day endorse. I am dedicated to supporting Reeve and his career and was lucky enough to meet him last year at the London Film and Comic Con in London which just strengthened my admiration for him.

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There will be much more to come soon…

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November 14th, 2017 Uncategorized admin

Reeve on Tour UK

The Other Place, London - 16 Jan 2019 

Recent Projects

Status: Currently showing at the Olivier theatre, London until 27 January 2019  

Character: Devin
Status: post production - 2017 

Character: Riff Raff - a handyman
Status: released in 2016 

Character: Dorian Gray
Status: Finale series broadcast June 2016 


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