Born and raised in Coney Island, Emmanuel Elpenord graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College with a BFA in Acting, BA in TV/Radio Production, and BFA in Creative Writing.
Since the summer of 2013, Emmanuel has been thrilling young audiences stateside and abroad with transformative character voices and boundless dexterity. Whether puppeteering with the seasoned artists at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in NYC or touring Rockefeller Productions' The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show throughout China, Emmanuel's jaunty flair shines through. Most recently, Emmanuel toured nationally with TheaterWorksUSA's undersea musical puppet show the Pout-Pout Fish.
After completing an Improvisational Theater conservatory in 2014, Emmanuel continued training with Second City Toronto's Scotty Watson, soon becoming an invaluable member of Artistic New Directions' ANDsemble improv team, regularly performing in their shows and currently on Zoom.