Lawrence Clayton was most recently in the Tony Award-winning Broadway Revival production of The Color Purple. He has appeared nationally as Jean Valjean in the 25th-anniversary production of “Les Miserables“.
He also starred in the New York Premiere of Jerry Springer the Opera at Carnegie Hall with Harvey Keitel and reprised the role at the Sydney Opera House. Broadway appearances include Bells Are Ringing; It Ain’t Nothin but the Blues, The Civil War, Once Upon a Mattress, and Dreamgirls.
Off-Broadway includes Crowns at Second Stage, (Audelco Award) Saturn Returns and Romance in Hard Times at The Public Theater, and as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Paramount Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Regional audiences have seen him in productions of Big River, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Boys from Syracuse, Betsy Brown and Sophisticated Ladies and Avenue X. He also appeared as the Tenor in Too Hot to Handel with the Baltimore and Colorado Symphonies under the direction of Marin Alsop. He has also performed in World Rock Symphony Orchestra – Briton Rocks at the Fallsview Casino in Ontario, Canada.
On the small screen, Lawrence has appeared in episodes of Homeland, The Good Wife, The Big C, All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Deadline, Law, and Order: CI, and the made for TV movie Mary and Rhoda.
He lent his voice to the Rankin-Bass animated Christmas special Santa Baby starring Vanessa Williams, Gregory Hines and Eartha Kitt. Recordings include Broadway cast albums of Bells Are Ringing, Once upon a Mattress and Adam Guettel’s Myths and Hymns.
Read more about Lawrence Clayton at Broadway World