“The comic high point of the show” – Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Charles Fraser is an actor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The nation’s leading regional theater, the Guthrie Theater, and the internationally recognized Theatre de la Jeune Lune are among his stage credits.  He is the recipient of an Ivey Award along with his cast mates Wendy Lehr and James Craven for their ensemble performance in the Jungle Theatre’s production of Driving Miss Daisy.  He sailed the Bahamas aboard Disney Cruise Line’s flagship, Disney Magic, as an improvisational actor in the Off Beat Comedy Club. In the feature film The Completely Remarkable, Utterly Fabulous Transformation of a Regular Joe, he played the title role.  He is also featured in the short film Hinkleton. He can also be seen in a variety of regional and national television commercials.

Frosted Glass Creative
A Christmas Carol, a Live Radio Play
by Joe Landry, based on the novella by Charles Dickens
directed by Calyssa Hall, lighting and sound by Norm Tiedemann

Door Shakespeare
The Three Musketeers, a Play with Music
by Joe Pine, with music by Scott McKenna Campbell
directed by Marcella Kearns, set by Jody Sekas, costumes by Shannon Heibler, lighting by Todd Mion, photo by Heidi Hodges

Door Shakespeare
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
with Alexander Johnson, directed by Todd Denning, set by Jody Sekas, costumes by Shannon Heibler, lighting by Todd Mion, photo by Heidi Hodges

Zephyr Theatre
Ice Palace Maze
created by Calyssa Hall, costumes by Jaclyn Mack, lighting by Norm Tiedemann

Rochester Civic Theatre
Moon Over Buffalo
by Ken Ludwig
with Konrad Case, directed by Michael Stebbins, set by Doug Sween, costumes by Marco Magno, lighting by Paul Sund, photo by Kate Klaus

Charles Fraser The Diary of Anne Frank Rochester Civic Theatre

Rochester Civic Theatre
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the book Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
with Ella Frank, Catherine O’Connor, and Emma Bransford, directed by Kevin Miller, set by Doug Sween, costumes by Marco Magno, lighting by Paul Sund, photo by Kate Klaus

Charles Fraser Subprime Mixed Blood Theatre
Mixed Blood Theatre
by Beck Lee
with Dan Hopman, directed by Peter Moore, set by Joe Stanley, costumes by Sara Wilcox, lighting by Mike Wangen

Charles Fraser The Royale Yellow Tree Theatre

Yellow Tree Theatre
The Royale
by Marco Ramirez
with David L. Murray and Santino Craven, directed by Austene Van, set by Katie Phillips, costumes by Aaron Chvatal, lights by Courtney Schmitz, photo by Justin Cox

Charles Fraser Annie Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, book by Thomas Meehan, based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
with Kersten Rodau, Adam Qualls, Randy Schmeling, Bill Sharpen, and Carl Schoenborn, directed by Austene Van, photo by Ryan Rich

Charles Fraser A Midsummer Night's Dream Zephyr Theatre
Zephyr Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
with Alex Galick, directed by Calyssa Hall, costumes by Judy Kastelle

Charles Fraser Brilliant Fete

Brilliant Fête live event
directed, written, and designed by Josh Campbell

Charles Fraser Driving Miss Daisy Jungle Theater

Jungle Theater
Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry
with James Craven, directed by Bain Boehlke, set by Bain Boehlke, costumes by Amelia Cheever, lighting by Barry Browning, photo by Michal Daniel

Charles Fraser Nellie History Theatre

History Theatre
by Kim Hines
with Greta Ogleby, directed by Richard Thompson, costumes by Sonya Berlovitz

Charles Fraser Miracle on Christmas Lake 2 Yellow Tree Theatre

Yellow Tree Theatre
Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
by Jessica Lind Peterson
directed by Jason Peterson

Charles Fraser Princess Diana - The Musical Actors Theater of Minnesota

Actors Theater of Minnesota
Princess Diana – the Musical
music and lyrics by Karen Sokolof Javitch, book by Karen Sokolof Javitch and Elaine Jabenis
with Mckayla Marso, Emily Thorkildson, and Megan Kelly Hubbell, directed by Ross Young, costumes by Seri Johnson

Charles Fraser Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story History Theatre

History Theatre
The Buddy Holly Story
written by Alan Janes, music by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson, the Isley Brothers, Chuck Berry, Paul Jury, Frankie Lymon and Morris Levy, Norman Petty and Bob Montgomery, Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant, Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco, and Bill Tilghman
directed by Ron Peluso, choreographed by Jan Puffer, music direction by Gary Rue, set by Justin Hooper, costumes by Lynn Farrington, lights by Christine Johnson, sound by C. Andrew Mayer

Current Projects

Frosted Glass Creative
Lord Capulet in
Romeo and Juliet
at Rustic Roots Winery, July 10 – 20
at Winehaven Winery, July 25 – 27
at Belle Ame Vineyard, August 1 – 4

Yellow Tree Theatre
Tony in
Dial M for Murder
September 20 – October 13

Yellow Tree Theatre
stage manager for
Steel Magnolias
November 14 – December 29

Featured Projects

Title role in the film The Completely Remarkable, Utterly Fabulous Transformation of a Regular Joe

Minnesota Public Radio’s
Writing Minnesota
Charles plays Krumholtz in Charles Baxter’s shortstory “The Winner”

Contact Information


To book Charles for on-camera, voice-over, live-industrial, or print work, please contact his agent:
Susan Wehmann
The Wehmann Agency
1128 Harman Place, Suite 202,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403