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Birth Place: Miami, FL

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Born and raised in Miami, FL, to loving and supportive Haitian parents, Claire began performing from the tender age of... well, let's just say she was very, very young! Throughout grade school, high school, and college, she was always involved in music, dramatic arts, and other performing arts. ... (read complete bio)

 

Claire D. Kolheim Biography

Born and raised in Miami, FL, to loving and supportive Haitian parents, Claire began performing from the tender age of... well, let's just say she was very, very young! Throughout grade school, high school, and college, she was always involved in music, dramatic arts, and other performing arts. However, it wasn't until 2007 when Claire's true calling, love, and passion for the arts drew her out from a thriving career in public education and into the spotlight.

After enrolling in the Boston Conservatory for Music, Claire's career took a fast ride upwards and continues to soar! This highly sought after performer has travelled throughout the United States and performed on various professional theatre stages througout the Midwest, New England, and most recently the South. In 2011, Claire was awarded the coveted Ostrander Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance as "Sarah" in RAGTIME. In 2012, Claire was awarded another Ostrander Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her performance as "Elizabeth" in IN THE NEXT ROOM... or the vibrator play.

Claire holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Florida A&M University and a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She is also a member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women. Claire currently resides in Memphis, TN with her husband and pooch, Kingston "the King" Kolheim. Love to Foxy.





Claire D. Kolheim News

Playhouse On The Square Announces National Playwriting Finalists Photo Playhouse On The Square Announces National Playwriting Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2022

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Reading Series Sponsor Jeffrey Mayhew and Super Sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is proud to announce the staged readings for the 2022 NewWorks@TheWorks competition. Presented in-person and streaming live via Showtix4U.com, the four readings will take place on the Playhouse on the Square main stage, December 4th, 6th,11th, and 13th at 7:00 pm. 

Playhouse On The Square Announces National Playwriting Finalists Photo Playhouse On The Square Announces National Playwriting Finalists
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2022

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Reading Series Sponsor Jeffrey Mayhew and Super Sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, has announced the staged readings for the 2022 NewWorks@TheWorks competition.

The Circuit Playhouse Opens Season 54 With Riveting PASS/OVER Photo The Circuit Playhouse Opens Season 54 With Riveting PASS/OVER
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with An Anonymous Company and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is excited to present the Regional Premiere of PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu. Running September 16 ‚Äď October 19, 2022 at The Circuit Playhouse.

RAGTIME to Close Out Theatre Memphis' Historic 100th Season Photo RAGTIME to Close Out Theatre Memphis' Historic 100th Season
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Ragtime, The Musical is the highlight of the end of the 100th anniversary season at Theatre Memphis in the Lohrey Theatre, June 3 - 26, 2022. Emotional and inspiring, the show is set at the dawn of a new era in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-20th-century New York. Everything is changing and anything is possible. Three distinctly American tales are woven together … a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician. United by their courage, compassion and belief, together they confront timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair … and what it means to live in America.

Peterborough Players Inaugurate New Outdoor Stage With BEEHIVE: THE 60'S MUSICAL Photo Peterborough Players Inaugurate New Outdoor Stage With BEEHIVE: THE 60'S MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2021

The sounds, sights, and moves of the powerhouse female vocalists of the 1960's will bring the Players' new outdoor Elsewhere Stage roaring to life in Beehive: The 60's Musical! 

Playhouse On The Square Has Plans For Your Valentine's Day Photo Playhouse On The Square Has Plans For Your Valentine's Day
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2021

Playhouse on the Square, a 501 3(c) non-profit organization, has made Valentine's Day easy this year!  A $100 ticket package will include ONE bottle of Champagne, FOUR cupcakes from Macaronagerie Memphis, ONE $25 Gift Card to Pugh's Flowers, and of course, an hour long digital cabaret featuring musical theatre love songs performed by Playhouse on the Square Resident and Associate Company Members! Serenade your sweetie with music from Rent, Memphis, Hairspray, and more!

MAMMIA MIA! Set to Open Playhouse on the Square's 48th Season
by Nora Dominick - Jul 13, 2016

On August 12th, Playhouse on the Square's 48th season opens with the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia!

Playhouse on the Square to Present SISTER ACT, 6/17-7/10
by Tyler Peterson - May 26, 2016

?The final musical in the Playhouse on the Square 2015 - 2016 season is Sister Act! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in a convent! The New York Times cries "when the wimples start quivering, the pinched mouths break into sunbeam smiles, and the nuns start rocking to raise the gothic rafters, all's right in the kingdom of musical comedy." Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story.

BWW Review: Playhouse Stages a Large Scale ALL THE WAY
by Joseph Baker - Mar 7, 2016

'I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er,' says Macbeth in William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. I have always felt that these lines could have described President Lyndon Johnson as he doggedly followed his disastrous course in Vietnam. Now, certainly, Johnson was no villain as such; however, to countless Americans, his term in office will be forever marred by his hubristic determination to succeed. For some families touched by tragedy, his very name will be forever reviled. However, in recent years, many historians (such as Doris Kearns Goodwin) have tried to see 'the forest' beyond 'the trees' and have lauded Johnson for effecting legislation that culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and in voting rights for Blacks. Playhouse on the Square's current production of Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY (recalling LBJ's campaign slogan 'All the way with LBJ') focuses on Johnson's political maneuvers in that arena -- especially as they factor in his desire to be elected as something more than an 'accidental President.'

Playhouse on the Square to Stage Tony-Winning ALL THE WAY
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 5, 2016

Playhouse on the Square presents the regional premiere of Robert Schenkkan's political drama All The Way. The winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, All The Way takes us to November 1963. An assassin's bullet has just catapulted Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A man with a towering ambition and appetite, LBJ finds himself embroiled in passing the Civil Rights Act as he campaigns for re-election, and searches for the recognition he so desperately wants.