Billy Crudup Biography

Billy Crudup most recently starred in Adam Rapp's The Metal Children at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City. Crudup won a Best Performance by a Featured Actor Tony for his role in the Broadway production of The Coast of Utopia, which opened in October 2006. He received Tony nominations for his roles in The Elephant Man and Martin McDonough's The Pillowman in 2005. Crudup made his Broadway debut as ‘Septimus Hodge' in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, directed by Trevor Nunn, which won him several awards, including the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut of an Actor and a Theater World Award. He was also honored with the Clarence Derwent Award from Actor's Equity for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Crudup has appeared on Broadway in William Inge's Bus Stop and in the Roundabout Theater's production of Three Sisters, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination. He also appeared in Oedipus with Frances McDormand, starred in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Measure for Measure at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and starred in the off-Broadway run of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opposite Al Pacino and Steve Buscemi. Crudup received his Masters of Fine Arts from New York University and also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides in New York City.