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Billy Crudup made his professional debut with Vineyard Theatre in 1994 in Chiori Miyagawa’s America Dreaming, returning to the Vineyard stage in Adam Rapp’s The Metal Children and his award-winning performance in David Cale’s Harry Clarke.

Equally memorable on the stage and screen, Billy Crudup has earned critical accolades for his performances. Currently, he stars as Corey Ellison in Apple’s Golden-Globe nominated "The Morning Show" alongside Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell, which earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He recently earned a second Emmy nomination for this role. Upcoming, Crudup will star in and executive produce Apple’s "Hello Tomorrow!", which centers around a group of traveling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares.

Recently, he starred in the film adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, alongside Kristen Wiig and Cate Blanchett and in Bart Freundlich’s After the Wedding, alongside Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams.

Previously, Crudup starred in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant along with Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston and made his television debut in Netflix’s psychological thriller Gypsy opposite Naomi Watts. He appeared in Jackie opposite Natalie Portman; Zack Snyder’s Justice League, alongside Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa; 20th Century Women alongside Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig; Spotlight, for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture; the film also won the 2016 Academy Award® for Best Picture; Youth in Oregon, which debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival; and IFC Films’ The Stanford Prison Experiment, which is based on the landmark experiment conducted at Stanford University in the summer of 1971.

Crudup made his motion picture debut in Barry Levinson’s Sleepers, opposite Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Jason Patric, followed by Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You, and Pat O’Connor’s Inventing the Abbotts. Crudup played the leading role in the critically acclaimed Without Limits, the story of legendary long distance runner Steven Prefontaine, for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year.

He then starred in the critically acclaimed Jesus’ Son opposite Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter and Denis Leary, which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and he reunited with Jennifer Connelly in the acclaimed Waking the Dead. Crudup also starred in Cameron Crowe’s Academy Award®-winning Almost Famous along with Frances McDormand and Kate Hudson.

Crudup’s other film credits include: 1 Mile to You, based on Jeremy Jackson’s novel Life at These Speeds; Noah Buschel’s Glass Chin; William H. Macy’s directorial debut Rudderless; Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties opposite Clive Owen; the box office hit Eat Pray Love starring alongside Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, and James Franco; Michael Mann’s Public Enemies alongside Johnny Depp and Christian Bale; Zack Synder’s Watchmen opposite Patrick Wilson; Charlotte Gray opposite Cate Blanchett; Tim Burton’s fantasy tale, Big Fish, also starring Ewan McGregor, Helena Bonham Carter, and Albert Finney; Stage Beauty opposite Claire Danes; Trust the Man with Julianne Moore; J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible 3 opposite Tom Cruise; and Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie.

On stage, Crudup recently starred in the one-man play Harry Clarke at the Vineyard Theatre, for which he won an Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, Drama Desk Award and was nominated for the Drama League Award. Crudup starred in the repertory productions of No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot on Broadway, opposite Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Shuler Hensley. In 2007, Crudup won a Best Performance by a Featured Actor Tony Award for his role in the Broadway production of The Coast of Utopia. He also received Tony nominations for his roles in The Elephant Man, The Pillowman and Arcadia.

He 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 Actors' Equity for Outstanding Broadway Debut.

His other stage credits include William Inge’s Bus Stop and the Roundabout Theater’s production of Three Sisters, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination. He has 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.

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[West End]
Philip Brugglestein

Harry Clarke

Return Engagement at Minetta Lane Theatre, 2018
Harry Clarke

Vineyard Theatre World Premiere, 2017

Broadway Revival, 2013

Broadway Revival, 2013

Broadway Revival, 2011
Bernard Nightingale

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Vissarion Belinsky

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Vissarion Belinsky

Original Broadway Production, 2005

Special Benefit Production, 2004

Flake/Defense Counsel

Broadway Revival, 2002
John Merrick


Roundabout Revival, 1997

Bo Decker

Original Broadway Production, 1995
Septimus Hodge


Billy Crudup Movies

[1996]Sleepers Tommy

[1996]Everyone Says I Love You Ken

[1997]Princess Mononoke Ashitaka

[1997]Inventing the Abbotts Jacey Holt

[1997]Grind Eddie, Terry's brother

[1998]Monument Ave. Teddy

[1998]Without Limits Steve Prefontaine

[1998]The Hi-Lo Country Pete Calder

[1999]Jesus' Son FH

[2000]Waking the Dead Fielding Pierce

[2000]Almost Famous Russell Hammond

[2001]World Traveler Cal

[2001]Charlotte Gray Julien Levade

[2003]Big Fish Will Bloom

[2004]Stage Beauty Ned Kynton

[2005]Trust the Man Tobey

[2006]The Good Shepherd Arch Cummings

[2006]Mission: Impossible III Musgrave

[2007]Dedication Henry Roth

[2008]Pretty Bird Curtis Prentiss

[2009]Watchmen Dr. Manhattan, Jon Osterman

[2009]Public Enemies J. Edgar Hoover

[2010]Eat Pray Love Stephen

[2011]Thin Ice Randy

[2013]Blood Ties Frank

[2014]Glass Chin J.J. Cook

[2014]Rudderless Sam

[2014]The Longest Week Dylan Tate

[2015]Spotlight Eric Macleish

[2015]The Stanford Prison Experiment Dr. Philip Zimbardo

[2016]Youth in Oregon Brian

[2016]20th Century Women William

[2017]Alien: Covenant Oram

[2017]1 Mile to You Coach K

[2019]After the Wedding Oscar Carlson

[2019]Where'd You Go, Bernadette Elgie

[2021]Die in a Gunfight Narrator

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Billy Crudup has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

Billy Crudup has not appeared in the West End.

Billy Crudup has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, Performance Award at the Obie Awards, and Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, all for his work in "Harry Clarke". He has also been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Arcadia" and "The Coast of Utopia", and for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Coast of Utopia". Crudup received nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Pillowman", and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Pillowman" and "The Elephant Man". Additionally, he was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Three Sisters", and received nominations for Best Debut Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Arcadia".

Billy Crudup has won several awards for his performances on Broadway. He received the Outstanding Solo Performance award from the Drama Desk Awards, the Obie Awards, and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Harry Clarke." He also won the Best Featured Actor in a Play award from the BroadwayWorld Awards for his performance in "The Coast of Utopia." Crudup received the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play award from the Tony Awards for his role in "The Coast of Utopia." Additionally, he won the Best Debut Performance award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his performance in "Arcadia."

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