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Contact: Lisa Higgins, 610.282.9455, ext. 4
Center Valley, PA – Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards Victoria Clark will perform Broadway standards, contemporary fare, and several art songs live in concert at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on the Main Stage on Monday, July 30 at 7:30pm.
An American musical theatre singer and actress, Ms. Clark has performed in many Broadway musicals and in other theatre, film and television work. Her soprano voice can be heard on numerous cast albums and several animated films. In 2005, she won New York theatre’s three most prestigious awards — the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle — for her portrayal of fierce Southern matriarch Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway at Lincoln Center. Last year, she earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Sister Act.
Ms. Clark recently starred in the exclusive Los Angeles engagement of the Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Follies, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. She is currently in a workshop of the new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother.
“Victoria Clark is without a doubt one of Broadway’s leading actresses. What a voice! We are delighted to have the chance to share her exquisite artistry with this community,” says PSF Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy.
Ms. Clark was also seen portraying the role of Gabrielle York in Lincoln Center’s heralded production of When the Rain Stops Falling, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She also starred opposite Nathan Gunn in the staged production of The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall under the musical direction of her colleague Ted Sperling. Clark was also among the featured performers in Stephen Sondheim: The Birthday Concert held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall which aired on PBS.
She has served on the faculty of Yale University’s music program, and also serves as a master teacher and guest lecturer at Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, and DeSales University, among others. She is a member of New York Singing Teachers’ Association, founded in 1906 by Enrico Caruso.
Tickets are $35 and available at www.pashakespeare.org and by contacting the Box Office at 610.282.WILL .
The concert is one of three “one-night-only” events PSF includes as part of its season. The Gospel According to Saint Mark will be performed by veteran actor, Emmy winner and PSF regular Wayne S. Turney on Monday, July 23. William Michals, who performed the title role in PSF’s opening production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, also presented a concert in June.
The 2012 season also includes three of Shakespeare’s plays: The Tempest (through July 15), Much Ado About Nothing (through August 5) and King John (July 25-August 5). Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (July 19-August 5) will play in rep with Much Ado, featuring the same cast. The Festival also features the children’s shows Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (through August 4) and Shakespeare for Kids (July 25-August 4).
The Season Sponsor is the Rider-Pool Foundation. The Associate Season Sponsors are Linda Lapos and Paul Wirth, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc., and the Harry C. Trexler Trust. Season Media sponsors are The Morning Call and Service Electric Cable TV & Communications.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth and a professional, not-for-profit, theatre company in residence at DeSales University. An independent 501 c 3 organization, PSF receives support from DeSales University and relies on contributions from individuals, government agencies, corporations and foundations. PSF is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.