A Christmas Carol
Poster design by Matt Logan

A Christmas Carol

Poster design by Matt Logan
Studio Tenn
Directed by Matt Logan

Role: Ebenezer Scrooge

“…Arnold has become something of a definitive Scrooge. But it’s more than mere skinflintery and ‘bah humbugs.’ Arnold has a wonderful way of revealing character, choosing just the right moments to remind us that Scrooge was once a man of nobler aspirations. Arnold delivers Dickens’ rich dialogue with zeal, but needs no words to communicate the anguish of a ruined man.”

Amy Stumpfl
The Tennessean

 

Chip Arnold as Ebenezer Scrooge

“Chip is back as Ebenezer Scrooge. I might as well use the word commands again because that’s what he does to the stage when he’s on it. The bitterness, pain and tragedy of a man whose love of money has poisoned every aspect of his life is there to see when we meet Arnold’s Scrooge; his transformation into a man of charity and joy becomes all the more wonderful because Arnold etches out the details like a fine craftsman.”

Evans Donnell
Nashville Arts Magazine
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Red
Benjamin Reed as Ken and Chip Arnold as Mark Rothko

Red

Poster design by Shane Burkeen
Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: Mark Rothko

“Arnold brings that prominent artist to pulsating life, and…absorbs us with the ideas and emotions that pour out of intense interactions…Arnold knows how to fill non-verbal beats with revealing significance.”

Evans Donnell
Nashville Arts Magazine

“With a freshly shaved head and a pair of round, chunky glasses, Arnold loses himself in Rothko. Beyond this physical transformation, however, he offers a marvelous blend of intelligence, rage and reflection. He is necessarily ferocious at times, and yet Arnold also reveals the character’s tortured heart and the need to be understood as an artist.”

Amy Stumpfl
The Tennessean

“…an imposing figure, Arnold is effectively tyrannical, egomaniacal and obsessive. He provides a good sense of the artist’s energy and physical approach to his craft…”

Martin Brady
Nashville Scene
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It’s a Wonderful Life
Garris Wimmer as the Goon, Chip Arnold as Henry F. Potter and Brent Maddox as George Bailey.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Poster design by Anthony Matula
Studio Tenn
Directed by Matt Logan
Role: Henry F. Potter

“Chip Arnold lends surprising energy to Henry Potter, punctuating each line with a thoughtful scowl or gesture.”

Amy Stumpfl
The Tennessean

“Veteran villain, Chip Arnold, is perfectly on par as the miserly Henry F. Potter.”

Leah Dennison
Williamson Herald

 

 

Garris Wimmer as Goon and Chip Arnold as Henry F. Potter
Garris Wimmer as the Goon, Chip Arnold as Henry F. Potter and Brent Maddox as George Bailey.

 

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La Belle et la Bete
Cori Anne Laemmel and Jammie Farmer as Corps L 'Esprit and Chip Arnold as Marchand

La Belle et la Bete

Cori Anne Laemmel and Jammie Farmer as Corps L ‘Esprit and Chip Arnold as Marchand
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Written and Directed by Scot Copeland
Role: Marchand

“Chip Arnold is warm and endearing as Belle’s father, Marchand…”

Amy Stumpfl
The Tennessean

“Chip Arnold plays Belle’s devoted father, whose loss of his fortune at the hands of an unscrupulous lawyer sets the plot into its circuitous motion, with the appropriate paternal feelings that are made even more convincing by his anger and unease as his undoing is revealed in the play’s early going.”

Jeffery Ellis
Broadway World

 

Eric D. Pasto-Crosby as The Beast and Chip Arnold as Marchand
Eric D. Pasto-Crosby as The Beast and Chip Arnold as Marchand
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All My Sons

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: Joe Keller

Chip Arnold gives a stellar performance as Joe Keller, the play’s main character…”

Chad Young
Nashville Parent Magazine

“Chip Arnold is excellent as Joe Keller…he charms his way through much of the first act…, but as events unfold, Arnold seems to age before our eyes, crumbling under the weight of past sins.”

Amy Stumpfl
The Tennessean
Eric D. Pasto-Crosby as Chris Keller and Chip Arnold as Joe Keller
Ruth Cordell as Kate Keller and Chip Arnold as Joe Keller
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Photo by Harry Butler Background: Margaux Granath and Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva
Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: 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

“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
Marin Miller as Mayella Ewell and Chip Arnold as Atticus Finch
Margaux Granath as Scout and Chip Arnold as Atticus
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Proof

Nashville Repertory Theatre
Directed by Rene Copeland
Role: 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

“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
Chip Arnold as Robert
Anna Felix as Catherine and Chip Arnold as Robert

 

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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
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Alexander Who’s Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move

Nashville Children’s Theatre
Directed by Scot Copeland
Roles: Father, Mr. Baldwin, Mrs. Oberdorfer, Seymour the Cleaner, & Mr. Friendly

“Arnold and other members of this perfectly cast ensemble – which includes Rona Carter, Patrick Waller, Ross Brooks, Peter Vann and Evelyn Blythe – handle multiple roles with a great sense of fun.”

Evans Donnell
The Tennessean
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