“Jigger” in Carousel
A production of the Lyric Opera of Chicago

“As the seedy sailor Jigger Craigin, the villain who talks Billy into committing the crime that will ultimately cause his death, Jarrod Emick leads the rousing chorus on “Blow High, Blow Low” with rousing gusto, and makes a convincingly seductive flirt when he puts the moves on the naïve Carrie in one of the musical’s few moments of pure comedy.”

Charles Isherwood
—New York Times

with Matthew Hydzik and Jenn Gambatese

“Jarrod Emick brings a cool criminality to the sailor turned thief Jigger Craigin.”

Barbara Vitello
—Daily Herald

“Jigger features Jarrod Emick, wonderful as an even wilier bad guy.”

Nancy Malitz
—Chicago on the Isle

“Broadway leading man Jarrod Emick (“Damn Yankees,” “The Full Monty”) plays the despicable Jigger Craigin with all the ego and malice required of this role.”

Colin Douglas
—Chicago Theatre Review

with Steven Pasquale

“Jarrod Emick is a properly slimy Jigger Craigin.”

Dan Zeff
—Chicagoland Theatre Review

“The Tony winner Jarrod Emick ("Damn Yankees") makes bad-boy Jigger Craigin another one of his characterizations that is both a dynamite singer and an imposing physical presence.”

Paul W. Thompson
—Broadway World Chicago

Principal Entertainment LA
Larry Taube
Jacob Hastad