Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Video/Photos: 'Harold Hill' Understudy Max Clayton Takes His First Star Bow at THE MUSIC MAN

Clayton has been with the production for over three years and received a standing ovation from the packed house.

At Tuesday night's performance of The Music Man, the show celebrated understudy Max Clayton as he took his first bow in the starring role of Harold Hill.

To mark the occasion star Sutton Foster took a moment at curtain call to praise Clayton, calling his performance a "Broadway miracle." Clayton has been with the production for over three years and received a standing ovation from the packed house.

The star further praised the show's team of swings and understudies, praising their dedication and versatility.

Clayton's partner, Tony-winning Company star Matt Doyle, celebrated his triumph from the Jacobs Theatre, writing, "Max Clayton is the most generous, hardworking, kindest, open spirited, and talented man I've ever known. Now the world knows he is a megawatt star. I will never recover from this. Bursting out of myself with pride and can't stop crying."

Go inside the moment with the video and photos below!

Hugh Jackman will be out of The Music Man on Broadway for all performances this week, and next Tuesday's performance following a positive test for COVID-19. Jackman is expected to return to the show next week on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Photo Credit: Avery Brunkus




Related Stories

Buy at the Theatre Shop

T-Shirts, Mugs, Phone Cases & More



More Hot Stories For You


5TH ANNUAL TBAAL RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL Comes to Dallas Next Month
August 12, 2022

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) presents the 5th Annual Riverfront Jazz Festival, Sept 2 – 4 in Dallas, Texas.   For three days over the Labor Day weekend, on three stages at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center the Festival will present over 50 of the world's best mainstream, cutting-edge, traditional and contemporary artists.

Elyse Bell Will Perform at 54 Below This Weekend
August 12, 2022

Elyse Bell, best known as a nominee at the 2019 Jimmy Awards as well as seen on ABCs QUEENS, brings her very first solo show to a completely sold-out house at 54 Below!

SIX, BUGSY MALONE, BEAUTIFUL, and More Come to the Belgrade This Autumn
August 12, 2022

The Belgrade Theatre will present some of the biggest West End titles taking to their stage in the coming months. Highlights include SIX, Bugsy Malone, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, plus the world premiere of the brand new musical, Bombay Superstar.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Signs New Dancers For 2022-2023 Season
August 12, 2022

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) Artistic Director Susan Jaffe has signed five new dancers to the company roster for PBT's 2022-2023 Season. The season opens Oct. 7-9, with Storytelling in Motion at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Photos: First Look at National Youth Music Theatre's CHESS at Curve, Leicester
August 12, 2022

All new photos have been released from Chess, the first of the National Youth Music Theatre’s summer season of musicals. The production runs at Curve, Leicester Wednesday 10 - Saturday 13 August at 7pm, with Friday & Saturday matinees at 2.00pm.