Theatre: Actor

To Kill a Mockingbird

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: Atticus Finch
Margaux Granath as Scout and Chip Arnold as Atticus Finch

Margaux Granath as Scout and Chip Arnold as Atticus Finch

“Arnold portrays Atticus with a conviction and confidence that very nearly eclipses the film portrayal of Gregory Peck, imbuing his character with a low-key grace that is integrity personified.”

Jeffery Ellis
Broadway World

 

Marin Miller as Mayella Ewell and Chip Arnold as Atticus Finch

Marin Miller as Mayella Ewell and Chip Arnold as Atticus Finch

“As Atticus, Chip Arnold leads the cast with a finely nuanced and wise performance. In his hands the feel of the play is exactly right, and Arnold has a way of somehow bringing Americana to his role: he’s the right balance of authoritative we want in our fathers, the understanding uncle we love and a lifelong friend all rolled into one.”

Stephen Garrison
Nashville Parent

Proof

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: Robert
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Chip Arnold as Robert

“Chip Arnold as Robert, conveys a very real sense of paternal concern and patriarchal superiority in the face of his character’s encroaching madness. His delivery of his lines is impeccable and displays a sense of timing that [others] should study for future reference.”

Jeffrey Ellis
Broadway World

 

 

Anna Felix as Catherine and Chip Arnold as Robert

Anna Felix as Catherine and Chip Arnold as Robert

“Chip Arnold plays Catherine’s deceased father to the hilt. He appears in the show’s flashback scenes and gives his character a realistic gruff sensibility.”

Chad Young
Nashville Parent Magazine

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Mockingbird Public Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: Edward Clarke

“Chip Arnold as Wilde’s barrister, Clarke, turns in top-flight performances…”

Martin Brady
Nashville Scene

“Chip Arnold, as Wilde’s solicitor, offers a nuanced performance that anchors the proceedings perfectly.”

Kevin Nance
The Tennessean

“Chip Arnold is also memorable as Wilde’s own attorney. He gives his character a warmth of formality that makes him understanding if not exactly sympathetic to the client, whom he discovers, too late, is actually guilty.”

Bill Dorian
Nashville ON Stage

Noises Off

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: Lloyd Dallas

Shelean Newman as Belinda Blair and Chip Arnold as Lloyd Dallas

“Chip Arnold is terrific as the self-important director Lloyd Dallas who can’t seem to get any cooperation from his talent-impaired cast.”

Amy Stumpfl
Nashville City Paper

1776

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland

Role: John Dickinson

David Alford as John Adams and Chip Arnold as John Dickinson

am Whited as James Wilson, Chip Arnold as John Dickinson, and Henry Haggard as Benjamin Franklin

 

“Director Rene Copeland…wrings excellence out of experienced players like Henry Haggard, Jeff Boyet, Chip Arnold, Bobby Wyckoff, and Sam Whited.”

Martin Brady
Nashville Scene

The Crucible

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland

Role: Deputy-Governor Danforth

Jenny Littleton as Elizabeth Proctor and Chip Arnold as Governor Danforth

“…Chip Arnold is terrifyingly self-assured as Danforth…”

Catherine Coke
The Tennessean

Death and the Maiden

People’s Branch Theater
Directed by Ross Brooks
Role: Gerardo Escobar
 Erin R. Ramsey as Paulina Escobar and Chip Arnold as Gerardo Escobar

Erin R. Ramsey as Paulina Escobar and Chip Arnold as Gerardo Escobar

Darwin in Malibu

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland

Role: Thomas Huxley
Henry Haggard as Charlies Darwin and Chip Arnold as Thomas Huxley

Henry Haggard as Charlies Darwin and Chip Arnold as Thomas Huxley

Arnold applies the right mix of angry bluster and slowly revealed pain to Huxley, who, like the others has suffered a loss that greatly impacts his feelings about the issues being debated.”

Evans Donnell
The Tennessean

 

Sam Whited as Samuel Wilberforce and Chip Arnold as Thomas Huxley

Sam Whited as Samuel Wilberforce and Chip Arnold as Thomas Huxley

Arnold and [Samuel Whited] hold the keys to the play’s success…they offer mature and intelligent performances.”

Martin Brady
Nashville Scene