Eric Briarley is an actor, singer, songwriter, voice over artist, entrepreneur and budding philanthropist. However, before anything else, Eric has the privilege of being a Dad to his amazing son Eli, adventurous daughter Ava and husband to his wonderful and supportive wife, Amanda.
Eric has performed all over North America in such productions as Cameron Mackintosh/ Royal National Theatre version of My Fair Lady where he was in the ensemble and understudied the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill as well as the national touring company of Les Miserables where he understudied the role of Enjolras and played the role of Feuilly. Eric has also enjoyed working in other shows such as A Little Night Music (Goodspeed Opera House), Babes In Toyland (Rich Forum Theatre), Cratchett Farm and The Chocolate Tree (written by Marshall and Al Pailet), Abraham & Sarah (Sight & Sound Theatre), Big Tent-The Tammy Faye Bakker Musical (Metropolitan Room in NYC ) and See What Love Has Done down at Gateway Church in Austin, TX. An orginal rock opera set to the music of U2 based on the story of the Prodigal Son.
Eric is also currently working on creating a line of children’s clothes and educational material using the artwork of his 5 year old son, Eli. The name of the company is Eli Draws and it’s long term goal is to help provide educational scholarships to other children through the sale of it’s products. www.elidraws.com
Recently, Eric has been working on philanthropic projects. His work includes two community building charities called DoYouHaveOneDollar.org and GotAHug.com. Eric is the founder of DoYouHaveOneDollar.org, a philanthropic social challenge to see if 1 million New Yorkers can give just one dollar each to help the homeless, poor and hungry of NYC. You can see his work with both of these organizations on the video page of this website.
Finally, Eric loves writing music and is currently working on getting his music out the the public. Honored to have been so blessed to be apart of such wonderful productions in his career, Eric would like to thank his Mom (Sharon), his Dad (William), and his Brother (Larry) and the rest of his family for their unconditional love for supporting him in all of his creative endeavors since childhood. However, in Eric’s humble opinion, none of this would be possible without the amazing grace of God.
“Grace, it’s a name for a girl. It’s also a thought that changed the world.” ~Bono (U2)