Charles Baran, Actor, Singer, Comedian and Screenwriter, recently played Jack Sable in the world premiere of Aunt Jack by S.P. Monahan at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Past roles include Mrs. Bumbrake in Peter and the Starcatcher at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, New Hampshire, Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma! at the John W. Engeman Theater, Northport, Long Island and Larry Foreman in The Cradle Will Rock at Theatre 80 St Marks, New York City.
His music videos of HOME (a parody of The Wiz) was nominated as Best Music Video in the Winter Film Awards Festival New York City, and PELICAN (music and lyrics by Bryce Kulak) was featured in the Toronto LGBT Film Festival in November 2018.
Charles is the recipient of the 2016 MAC Cabaret Award (NYC) for Best Male Debut. He is best known for his Cabaret Shows St. Valentine's Day Massacred, Songs for a New State of Mind, and Recipes for Disaster at The Metropolitan Room, New York City.
Charles has performed Stand Up around New York, at Dangerfield's, Broadway Comedy Club, in Florida at DADA in Del Ray Beach and Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.
He has recently completed two screenplays, The Delivery Guy, a romantic comedy, co-written with Timothy Strader, and The Iguana in the Parking Lot, a drama set in South Florida.