Carl Lindquist is an actor and singer-songwriter, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. From a young age Carl immersed himself in a musical environment provided by his family, listening to the likes of David Bowie and Bryan Ferry, eventually developing to diverse styles such as Dave Grohl and Tommy Körberg.
Along side his musical interests, Carl has always loved sports. After attending the basketball high-school Sanda in Jönköping, Sweden at age 18 he was signed to 08 Stockholm Human Rights, making his debut in the highest basketball league for men in Sweden. Carl also played for the Swedish Youth National Team for many years, appearing in three European Championships. After a tragic accident a year after he signed with 08, it was revealed that Carl could no longer pursue a career in basketball.
He then turned to what he knew he could rely on, Music. Very fond of guitar and piano, and also player of those instruments, Carl is a singer, first and foremost with a broad versatility of styles. He continued to sing and play the guitar, uploading videos and gaining a loyal following on YouTube and decided that this was what he wanted to do. With a very soulful and unique voice, Carl has learned to differentiate himself from other singers on the strength of his vocals alone.
Carl has been involved with numerous projects all around the world including: Vocalist of the French/Swedish band Coexistence, with their latest album, ‘Everlasting Scars’ released in 2016, Vocalist on the Anton Johansson’s Galahad Suite album (Lion Music), released in 2013, collaboration with VRA! from Brazil, recording a cover of the Dream Theater song, ‘As I Am’ which has gained over 700 000 views on YouTube, and even airtime on National Brazilian TV among others.
Carl is also a songwriter, with lyrics that are always deep and meaningful to his listeners. He released his debut solo EP, ‘End of Our Road’ in 2012. The EP is available worldwide on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and more.
Now signed to SESAC, one of the biggest performing rights organizations in the US, which has also signed artists like Adele, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Carl also works as a published songwriter, writing songs both for his own career and for other artists.
Always seeking new challenges, Lindquist moved to London in 2013 to pursue a career in acting and musical theatre. He attended the American Musical Theatre Academy of London, where he graduated a year later with a distinction in acting.
Carl appeared as the leading man, “Fred Gaily” in the UK Tour of Miracle on 34th Street in 2015, and in 2016 he appeared as “Peter” in Bill Kenwright’s official production of Jesus Christ Superstar, touring in Europe.
Last fall he finished filming the highly anticipated short film, ‘Gone To Mexico‘, which was recently selected and screened at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year. The film will now be released worldwide in the near future.
Carl also made two guest appearances on stage with Ramin Karimloo on his Lead Me Home – UK Tour last year.
He appeared as “1st Cover Phantom” in Das Phantom der Oper – European Tour earlier this year and he’s also at the moment working on his debut solo album.
Carl is currently appearing as “Raoul” in the Norwegian Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at the Folketeateret in Oslo, and he was recently nominated for Best Actor in a Musical – BroadwayWorld Norway Awards for his portrayal.
THEATRE INCLUDES: Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Folketeateret), Der Perser/1st Cover Phantom in Das Phantom der Oper (European Tour), Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour), Fred Gaily in Miracle on 34th Street (UK Tour), Man in Here’s To Life (National Portrait Gallery), Ensemble in Godspell – In Concert (UK Tour/Hackney Empire), Doctor in Time Management (White Bear Theatre), Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone (Lost Theatre), Ensemble in Godspell – In Concert (Lyric Theatre, West End), Juror 4 in The Twelve Angry Jurors (Pleasance Theatre).
FILM/TV INCLUDES: The Investigator: A British Crime Story (TV), Gone To Mexico (Short Film), Paddington 2 (Feature Film), Bear Boy (Short Film), Coffin (Short Film), Love Thy Neighbour (Short Film), Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (TV/Sweden), Hellenius Hörna (TV/Sweden), Elsas Värld (TV/Sweden).
COMMERCIAL INCLUDES: Testimonial in Copper Stone Pans (JML), Masseur in IHG Rewards Club (Ladoja & Sons), Sven in Listerine (J. Walter Thompson London), Musician in TCO (It’s Showtime/Sweden).