Victoria Clark
American actor, director, and singer
Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark is an American musical theatre singer and actress. Clark has performed in many Broadway musicals and in other theatre, film and television work, and her soprano voice can be heard on numerous cast albums and several animated films. In 2008 she released her first solo album. Clark won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2005 for her performance in the musical The Light in the Piazza.
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What I Love: A Broadway Star in Hudson Heights
NYTimes - 7 months
Victoria Clark, a Tony winner, has a new husband, a new home and a new role, directing.
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How Victoria Clark Learned to Be Fearless
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
The Tony-winning actress recalls a lively childhood home in Dallas.
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Alley Scott Paints Her Friends
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Alley Scott currently has a solo show up at Project Parlor in Brooklyn. The paintings included are mostly large busts of her female friends, who were instructed to pose in bra, glasses, and lipstick, elements Scott sees as characteristic of herself. This gaggle of friends took a lively approach to the assignment, resulting in a wide range of expressions and gestures. Scott brought three key strengths as a painter to her paintings of these responses: a powerfully correct sense of form, a vivid and poppy sense of color, and an extreme sensitivity to psychology as it plays out in the face and hand. These are striking, crazily happy paintings. You can hardly help smiling when you see them. Here, let's look closely at a couple of them: Alley Scott, Jean Ann Douglass, oil on canvas, 30"x24", 2013 Form, color, psychology. First, let's talk about the correct sense of form. Lips look simple, but they're complicated structures. It is not hard to paint lips adequately, but it is rare a ...
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Theater: A Fighting Cock; A Not-So-Wild "Geese" On Broadway
Huffington Post - over 3 years
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER *** out of **** THE SNOW GEESE ** 1/2 out of **** YEAR OF THE ROOSTER *** out of **** ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE For 45 years, the Ensemble Studio Theatre has been nurturing new voices. Clearly it's been hitting a new peak under the artistic direction of William Carden. They've received Obie awards and serious success with shows like Hand To God and Finks. An EST show is sure to have a distinctive voice, very talented actors and a spirit of passionate support. That's all on display with Year Of The Rooster by Eric Dufault. EST has been with this writer from the start of the project, taking it from a rough idea on paper to sharing a few pages to a workshop staging and now this full production on their mainstage to launch a new season. It's peopled with excellent performances (kudos to casting director Tom Rowan) and makes the most of modest resources to get across the idea of a young talent. Room for growth can be seen in a second act that loses its way a bit. But ...
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Stage Door: <i>Big Fish, A Mind-Bending Evening of Beckett, The Snow Geese </i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Norbert Leo Butz gets another meaty Broadway role in Big Fish, playing a narcissistic salesman eager to appear heroic to his son, since he's an absentee father in real life. Butz, who turned in award-winning performances in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Thou Shalt Not, is in his element as the charming rogue Edward Bloom, who tells tall tales to give his ordinary life extraordinary meaning. Now at the Neil Simon, the music is adapted from the Tim Burton movie, based on Daniel Wallace's book. Bloom spins nearly mythic stories of mermaids, witches and giants. He is a loveable egoist and a trial to wife Sandra (Kate Baldwin), who has to navigate the emotional thicket between father and son. Bloom's flights of fancy are underscored in his theme song, "Be a Hero." He is a master raconteur; his son is a reporter. One excels at fantasy; the other is firmly rooted in reality. Given his strained relationship with his father, Will (Bobby Steggert) is on a mission to discover who Edward really ...
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Dressed to Die For: Mary-Louise Parker in The Snow Geese, Trudie Styler in an Anglo-Irish The Seagull, Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In Sharr White's new play The Snow Geese at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Mary-Louise Parker as Elizabeth wears black, in mourning for her dead husband, but really she is attired in Jane Greenwood's circa 1917 period detail, eh weeds, for a lost way of life. Under Daniel Sullivan's direction, a family who thinks it has money, now doesn't. Two brothers (Evan Jongkeit and Brian Cross, both very fine) vie in Oedipal conflict. Max Hohmann (Danny Burstein), a doctor put out of business because he is German, administers laudanum while his wife and Elizabeth's sister Clarissa (Victoria Clark) keeps everyone in line. The pretty Ukrainian maid Victoria (Jessica Love) learns to make coffee, now that she's a refugee from former upper class wealth. A gun brandished, fires off. Wild geese fly afrenzy as if in Hitchcock's The Birds. As soon as you know the house will go, you are in Chekhov country, even though the setting is rural New York. But geographic and psychic dislocation also mark Thomas ...
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<i>Snow Geese</i>: A Chekhov Wannabe With Mary-Louise Parker
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Everybody can't be Chekhov, but that has never stopped other playwrights from trying. Sharr White, who had a solid success with The Other Place on Broadway earlier this year, makes his own lackluster stab with The Snow Geese, a rather dreary mess of a play that opened last night in a Manhattan Theatre Club production with Mary-Louise Parker at center stage. In Snow Geese, White appears to be aiming at a sort of Cherry Orchard meets Seagull with the Gaesling family's hunting lodge outside Syracuse, N.Y., substituting for the Gayev family's fated cherry trees and the flock of geese of White's title standing in for the dead bird of Chekhov's. The Gaeslings, however, drink coffee instead of samovars of tea. The action takes place at the aforementioned country house over a 24-hour period beginning on the morning of Nov. 1, 1917. It has been eight weeks since Ted Gaesling died and his widow, Elizabeth, and two sons, Duncan and Arnold, are attempting to carry on dad's tradition of holdin ...
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Steven Suskin: Aisle View: That Embarrassing First Date
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There was a time, in years past, when there was a reliable slot along Broadway for what was called the "summer musical." These occurred in years when the less desirable playhouses were fully booked during the peak season but became available as July approached. These summer musicals were usually of the small-and-unheralded variety. Big-budget shows with star actors, writers, or A-list producers, don't need to come in during the summer. Why open when elite New Yorkers are away, with prime group sales and theatre party bookings less likely, unless you have to? This month we have not one but two examples of the genre. These are true specimens, mind you, with music, lyrics, book and direction by Broadway newcomers. (While this in reality signifies nothing, it can be interpreted to signify something.) The second -- Soul Doctor, about a Rock Star Rabbi in the swinging '60s or something to that effect -- opens at the Circle in the Square on August 15. But first comes Firs ...
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Rochelle Jewel Shapiro: Cinderella at The Broadway Theater
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
As you are ushered to your seats you will already be oohing and aahing over the forest stage set. And when the show begins, you are a child again. Just let me see fairy godmothers flying through the air and I'm flying, too. The right-before-your-eyes instantaneous change of wardrobe from the ash-bedaubed, raggedy step-daughter and step-sister to the breathtaking future princess makes you believe in magic. When Cinderella (Laura Osnes of Bonnie &amp; Clyde, South Pacific and Anything Goes) who is everyone's idea of a princess and Prince Topher (Santino Fontana of Sons of the Prophet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park with George) sang Rogers and Hammersteins's "Do I love You Because You're Beautiful? I was transported back to my mother at the kitchen sink, warbling "Or are you beautiful because I love you?" Oh, the happiness Rogers and Hammerstein gave her! She never got to a Broadway show, but there was always the radi ...
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Carey Purcell: Top 10 Shows of 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As the year comes to an end, we love to look back at the highlights of the past 12 months. Throughout 2012, I had the privilege of seeing so many incredible performances while covering the New York theater beat. While reflecting on the amazing range of dramas, comedies, musicals and interactive experiences I attended, I compiled a list of the top 10 performances I saw in 2012. This list does not rank the shows from best to absolute best, but instead is a collection of my favorite 10 performances, with no preferential order. Then She Fell An interactive, haunted-house type experience inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Then She Fell stayed with me long after I left the outpatient ward of the Greenpoint Hospital. With an outstanding cast of performers, sets and costumes that were pitch-perfect, and a rich background of academic and creative influences, this experience was chilling, richly sensual and extremely rewarding. The Best of Everything Adapted from Rona Jaffe's bes ...
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Clarion: Leeds firm aims to be biggest in north
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
LEEDS-based Clarion aims to build the largest criminal legal practice in the north of England over the next three years, it was revealed yesterday. Managing partner Mark Burns also believes that Clarion can become a top 150 law firm by 2017, at a time when the legal sector is being squeezed by increased competition. Mr Burns said: “We want to change the world’s view of lawyers, one client at a time.” Clarion marked a milestone in its growth in June, when it moved to a larger head office in Elizabeth House, in Queen Street, Leeds, from its original base in nearby Oxford Place. Mr Burns has big plans for Clarion’s criminal practice, which recently changed its name from Clarion Advocates to ABR Solicitors. big plans: Clarion propety partner Martin Grange with managing partner Mark Burns and trainees Jennifer Leithgoe and Victoria Clark
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Upland trek for good cause
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
LEGAL staff experienced the wild side of life by trekking the 24.5 mile Three Peaks Challenge – in 10 hours. The team from Leeds law firm Clarion joined a group of 20 from a number of Yorkshire firms on the mission to raise cash for Martin House Children’s Hospice near Wetherby. The other firms involved in the epic effort were wealth management and insurance group Lawrence Scoffield, chartered accountants and business advisers Sagars and Bradford accountancy firm Naylor Wintersgill. The challenge included a 1,600m climb. Neil Moles, director of Lawrence Scoffield, said: “We undertook the Three Peaks Walk in difficult conditions, but I’m sure the rest of the team will agree that it was worth every step to know we were supporting such a fantastic local cause.” Pictured are Clarion staff Victoria Clark, Emily Atkinson, Nicola Collins and Jennifer Leithgoe with Rachael Sewell of St Pauls Chambers, second right.
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Xaque Gruber: Follies at the Ahmanson Is Musical Theatre at Its Finest
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Los Angeles, you are in for a treat. Follies, the 1971 landmark musical that collected seven Tony Awards, takes Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre by storm -- direct from Broadway, and bigger and better than ever. James Goldman's haunting book chronicles a bittersweet reunion of aging showgirls as they make a final pilgrimage to the grand theatre that once gave them wings, now decaying and set for the wrecking ball. Stunning new life is breathed into Stephen Sondheim's magnificent songs ("Losing My Mind," "Broadway Baby," "I'm Still Here Among Them") thanks to a 28 piece orchestra, and an armada of talent that needs to be seen to be believed including Elaine Paige, Jan Maxwell, Victoria Clark, Ron Raines, Danny Burstein, Mary Beth Peil, Jayne Houdyshell, Susan Watson, Sammy Williams, and Terri White. I had the exclusive pleasure of chatting with Terri White who plays 1933's Follies girl, Stella Deems, the show's sole African-American female character. XG: Your fe ...
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Comment on The US Press Sell-out on Iraq War by Drayton Hamilton
Consortium News - almost 5 years
The American war on Iraq was an instance of what was called in “The London Charter,” that delineated the offenses considered at the Nuremberg Tribunal, “the Crime Against Peace.” This crime corresponds to what moral theorists of the Just War tradition call a war of aggression, that is, a war launched by one or more nations against a nation or nations though without the justification either of self-defense or of rescue of a persecuted subject population in the nation(s) being attacked. (And no other candidate justification is countenanced.) As U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Robert Jackson, the Allies’ chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, said during the trials, the Crime Against Peace is more grave than another kind of war-related crime, viz., the Crime Against Peace, since the initial undertaking of a war creates the context in which the latter kind of crime is inevitable. In Iraq, the Crime Against Peace is shown in the horrific civilian casualties incurred by the Iraqi population, and mainly ...
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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Sister Act With Caesar Samayoa - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Sister Act cast boasts Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) as Mother Superior, Fred Applegate (Young Frankenstein) as Monsignor, Sarah Bolt (Wicked) as Sister Mary Patrick,
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ROWVA, Knox grad Clark new Eureka baseball coach - Galesburg Register-Mail
Google News - over 5 years
A native of Victoria, Clark was formerly the baseball head coach at Spoon River College in Canton and was a four-year NCAA Division III baseball student-athlete at Knox College. “I am pleased to welcome James Clark as our new baseball head coach,” said
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Wholly entertaining - Irish Echo
Google News - over 5 years
In the New York production, the Mother Superior, who isn&#39;t given a name of her own, is played by Victoria Clark, best known for her performance, a few seasons back, as the mother in “The Light in the Piazza” at Lincoln Center Theatre
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Victoria Clark
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 55
    Clark married Thomas Reidy on August 1, 2015 in North Carolina.
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    Clark played Mamita in the Broadway revival of Gigi, which opened in April 2015.
    More Details Hide Details For this performance, Clark received another nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
  • 2014
    Age 54
    In December 2014 Clark appeared as Carrie Mathison's mother on the Season 4 finale of Showtime's series Homeland.
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    She returned to the Broadway production of Cinderella for a run lasting from January 2014 to September 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 53
    In 2013, Clark starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of The Snow Geese by Sharr White alongside Mary Louise Parker and Danny Burstein.
    More Details Hide Details Previously, she starred as the Fairy Godmother in the Broadway production of Cinderella. For this role, she received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
  • 2012
    Age 52
    Clark portrayed Sally in the Kennedy Center/Broadway production of Follies, running at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, from May 3, 2012 through June 9.
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  • 2011
    Age 51
    Clark played the Mother Superior in the Broadway production of Sister Act, which opened on April 20, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details For this role she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    In 2008 she released her first solo album, Fifteen Seconds of Grace, produced by PS Classics.
    More Details Hide Details Clark teaches voice and studies acting at the Michael Howard Studios and voice with Edward Sayegh. Clark received the 2006 Distinguished Artist Award from the New York Singing Teachers' Association.
    Clark appeared in Prayer for My Enemy, a new play by Craig Lucas Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons from November 14, 2008 through December 21, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The play concerned the consequences that the Iraq war has had on an American family, co-starred Michelle Pawk and Jonathan Groff, and was directed by Bartlett Sher. Clark has also appeared in movies, sung in several animated feature films, and appeared in roles in television episodes. She can be heard on a number of Broadway cast albums and other recordings.
    She next created the role of Margaret Brennan in The Marriage of Bette and Boo Off-Broadway in 2008 for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
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  • 2007
    Age 47
    She appeared as former showgirl Sally Durant Plummer in the Encores! staged concert presentation of Follies in February 2007 at City Center.
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  • 2005
    Age 45
    In 2005, Clark won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Joseph Jefferson Award for her performance in the musical The Light in the Piazza (2005–06).
    More Details Hide Details Broadway.com commented on Clark's performance, "What is indisputable is that Victoria Clark has created a character for the ages. Lucas has done a superb job in fleshing out Margaret within the confines of a musical-theater libretto, and Clark responds with consummate precision and grace. Calling hers the musical performance of the year would be accurate. It would also be a drastic understatement."
  • 2004
    Age 44
    She played Doris MacAfee in the City Center Encores! production of Bye, Bye Birdie in 2004.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 22
    She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy before going to Yale University, graduating in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details At Yale, at the age of eighteen, she sang the role of Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. She also sang the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, and directed a production of Ruddigore for the Yale Gilbert & Sullivan Society. After college, Clark studied at New York University's Musical Theatre Master's Programas a stage director and began to direct operas and musicals professionally. Although she continues to direct, she has primarily focused on singing and acting. Clark's stage work includes roles in the Broadway musicals Guys and Dolls (1992–93), A Grand Night for Singing (1993–94), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1995–96, as Smitty), Titanic (1997–99, creating the role of Alice Beane), Cabaret (1999–2000, as Fraulein Kost) and Urinetown (2003, as Penelope Pennywise), as well as numerous roles Off-Broadway, in national tours and in regional theatre.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on October 10, 1959.
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