Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle
Steve Carroll was an original member of The Meat and Potatoes Company in New York City, where he appeared in a wide variety of Off-Broadway productions ranging from the plays of William Shakespeare and Jean Cocteau to William Inge and Jean Genet. Since 1977, he has worked extensively in theatre, commercials, films and daytime dramas. You may have spotted him as Dr. Matt Rawlins on ABC-TV's One Life To Live.
In 2011, Mr. Carroll played a featured role in a new film called "Beautiful Noise," which received an unprecedented six sold out screenings at the Sarasota Film Festival. The film is now touring the festival circuit as its producers seek national distribution.
In 1998, he was called to China to portray U.S. State Department head John Carter Vincent in a 30-part series for Chinese television called A War of China's Fate. The series examined the birth of The People's Republic, which aired in 1999 and became a national sensation in China. It was there, during a break in shooting, the genesis for Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle came at the suggestion of fellow actor Bob Brown, who performs his own one-man show on the life of Benedict Arnold.
In June of 2001 Mr. Carroll first produced and performed Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, at New Jersey Repertory Company. It earned the endorsement of Reeve Lindbergh, president of The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, who saw a command performance of the play the following year in Garden City, N.Y. at the 75th anniversary celebration of her father's famous flight to Paris. Since then, Mr. Carroll has toured the show to professional theaters, colleges, high schools, historical societies, senior centers, museums, libraries, country clubs, and aviation groups all around the country.
"I thoroughly enjoyed Steve Carroll's portrayal of Charles Lindbergh in the Lone Eagle. Steve was captivating and kept me listening intently for the next tidbit of historical fact or snippet of information into his personal life. His period costume and set pieces take you back in time and make you feel you are "in the moment." ~ Lorrie Worrell-Smith, South Florida State College - Avon Park, FL
"Charles Lindbergh came to life through Steve Carroll's performance of the famous aviator; Steve immediately brought you through the best and worst parts of Lindbergh's life. Our residents absolutely loved the play as well as the question and answer portion afterwards; there were even a few gasps in the crowds during a scene. Steve is a mesmerizing actor and storyteller, you felt like you were watching history develop right in front of your eyes. I would recommend Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle to any group wanting a great night of entertainment by a professional performer." ~ Liza Chapman, Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton, SC