Craig Pinder trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London where he earned the Most Promising Actor of the year award. He was in the original London cast of Les Miserables...

...and played the key role of Jean Valjean at the Palace Theatre during the early stages of its hugely successful worldwide run. He recently performed as Tevye in the Laurence Olivier Award winning production of Fiddler on the Roof in London, directed by Trevor Nunn with Musical Supervision by Paul Bogaev. Other London theatre credits include: Senator Carlin in The Best Man, Bee Doyle in Floyd Collins, Butts in Veteran’s Day, Parson and Dawn in The White House Murder Case, Banquo in Macbeth with Mark Rylance, Harry in Mamma Mia!, Max/Sheldrake/Cecil B. DeMille in Sunset Boulevard and Shem in Children of Eden.

Craig has spent seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre in the United Kingdom. He was in the Opening Season company of Shakespeare’s Globe in London with Mark Rylance. He has played various roles in repertory theatres both around the UK and the USA, and has made a number of film and television appearances.

Most recently he played the Father, Pierre and the Receptionist in Romantics Anonymous at Bristol Old Vic Theatre (built in 1766, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world!) This production was due to tour the USA during 2020 but like so many shows, was cancelled due to Covid.

Craig spent the lockdown walking in the woods, reading, gardening, playing his guitar and baking bread as well as cutting and splitting firewood for the long New England winter.

He is thrilled to be performing once again playing the role of Rev. Shaw Moore in Footloose at New Paradigm Theatre at the Black Rock Church in Connecticut USA!