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Claire van Kampen BIO

Internationally renowned as an academic, lecturer, performer and composer, Claire has composed original scores for film, television, ballet and theatre including Broadway productions of True West, La Bête and Boeing-Boeing. Recently she made her directorial debut with Nice Fish. Farinelli and the King marks her playwriting debut. As Founding Director of Theatre Music of Shakespeare’s Globe, Claire received the Sam Wanamaker Award in 2007. In 2015, The Globe made her a Senior Research Fellow. She is an Associate Artist of the Old Vic Theatre.

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Claire van Kampen Productions

[Broadway, 2017]
Music Arranger
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
[Broadway, 2013]
[Broadway, 2013]
[West End, 2012]
[Broadway, 2010]
[West End, 2010]
[Broadway, 2008]
[Broadway, 2000]
[Off-Broadway, 1997]


Playwright, Composer

Claire van Kampen Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Claire van Kampen, Farinelli and the King

Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Play

Claire van Kampen, Farinelli and the King

Claire van Kampen News

J. Smith-Cameron and Mark Rylance Will Lead JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, Directed by Matthew Warchus

Tony award-nominee J. Smith-Cameron will star as Juno Boyle opposite Mark Rylance as ‘Captain’ Jack Boyle in a new production of Seán O’Casey's Juno and the Paycock, directed by Tony and Olivier award-winner Matthew Warchus.
Opera Lafayette Reveals 2023/24 Season

Opera Lafayette, the only opera company presenting full seasons in both Washington, D.C. and New York City, has announced the performance lineup of its 29th season.
92NY Presents Musicians From The New York Philharmonic and John Holiday, Countertenor

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York's leading cultural venues, presents Musicians from the New York Philharmonic and John Holiday, countertenor, on November 20, 2022 at 3pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.
Mark Rylance to Appear in One-Off Performance at The Old Vic

Mark Rylance and Sean Foley are to appear in special one-off performance at Old Vic of I Am Shakespeare as part of the 100th anniversary of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust. 
Chatham Baroque Announces 2022-23 Concert Series, Starting With Yi-heng Yang, September 24

​​​​​​​Chatham Baroque announces its Chatham Baroque + Renaissance & Baroque 2022-'23 Concert Series, a bold and ambitious lineup of early music programming ranging from medieval times to the early 19th century. The season includes an enticing mix of performances by Chatham Baroque with world-renowned guest artists, as well as an amazing array of visiting ensembles and soloists from around the world.
U.S. Premiere of IDASPE Will Be Staged at the Byham Theater By Pittsburgh's Experimental Quantum Theatre in October

 Quantum Theatre, in collaboration with Chatham Baroque, and supported by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Idaspe by Riccardo Broschi at the Byham Theater for just five performances, October 7-15, 2022.
Cast Announced For KING LEAR at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for King Lear opening 10 June - 24 July.
Theater Company Unearths And Updates 1730s Baroque Manuscript For Modern Audiences

Quantum Theatre, in collaboration with Chatham Baroque and supported by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Idaspe by Riccardo Broschi at the Byham Theater October 7–15, 2022 in its first full production since 1730.
​​​​​​​Quantum Theatre Unearths and Updates 1730s Baroque Manuscript For Modern Audiences

Quantum Theatre, in collaboration with Chatham Baroque and supported by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Idaspe by Riccardo Broschi at the Byham Theater October 7–15, 2022 in its first full production since 1730.
BWW Review: Unique Takes - Kerry Lengel on FARINELLI AND THE KING - Southwest Shakespeare Shakes It Up

Kerry Lengel's unique and innovative take on FARINELLI AND THE KING, written by Claire Van Kampen and directed by Carmen Jakobi, getting its Arizona premiere at Southwest Shakespeare Company and running through March 20th at the Mesa Arts Center.
Wake Up With BWW 1/18: Keala Settle to Make West End Debut in & JULIET, and More!

Today's top stories include the West End debut of Keala Settle! It was recently announced that the Greatest Showman star will make her West End debut in & Juliet in the role of Nurse beginning March 29. She will be performing the role through June 18.
Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM Will Return to the West End in 2022, Starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook

Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 16 April 2022 with the opening night on 28 April 2022, Jerusalem will run until 6 August 2022.  There will be over 800 seats at £15 or under each week across the house throughout the run with additional education rates of £25 per student ticket. 
Wake Up With BWW 1/18: Kelli O'Hara's Seth Concert Re-Airs Today, and More!

Today's top stories: Kelli O'Hara's concert with Seth Rudetsky re-airs today, Hamilton original cast members reunite for a SAG Q&A, and more!
Shea's Performing Arts Center Announces The 2020 - 21 Frey Electric Construction Co. Shea's 710 Theatre Season

Michael G. Murphy, President of Shea's Performing Arts Center (PAC), is pleased to announce the 2020 a?" 21 Frey Electric Season at Shea's 710 Theatre. The 710 Season will feature five shows including a collaborative show by All for One Theatre Productions - Shakespeare in Love. This producing partnership between Shea's 710 Theatre, MusicalFare Theatre, Theatre of Youth, Irish Classical Theatre, and Road Less Traveled Productions marks the third year the group is producing a show on the 710 stage.
Guthrie Theater and A.R.T. Will Co-Commission New Work By Mark Rylance and Peter Reder

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) announced today its partnership with American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (Diane Paulus, Terrie and Bradley Bloom artistic director; Diane Borger, executive producer) to co-commission and co-develop a new play cycle by Mark Rylance and Peter Reder.
New York Philharmonic Has Announced Their 2020�"21 Season

The New York Philharmonic has announced plans for the 2020–21 season, Jaap van Zweden's third as Music Director. Van Zweden once again conducts a wide range of repertoire, including four World Premieres, a US Premiere, and symphonic cornerstones. As in his first two seasons as Music Director, he continues to connect with New Yorkers through impactful projects, performances, and collaborations with other cultural institutions, and conducts the Orchestra on an Asian tour.
NYTB/Chamber Works Presents Spring 2020 REP at Danspace Project

NYTB/Chamber Works (Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director) announces its return to Danspace Project with their REP program (February 13 - 15), this year featuring two world premieres: Robert La Fosse's A Soldier's Tale and Antonia Franceschi's untitled new work. The program also features Sir Richard Alston's company premiere of Shimmer and Pam Tanowitz's Double Andante.
Mark Rylance Resigns from RSC Due to BP Sponsorship

According to the Guardian, three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist with the UK's Royal Shakespeare Company due to a sponsorship deal with BP. He explained: "I do not wish to be associated with BP any more than I would with an arms dealer, a tobacco salesman or anyone who wilfully destroys the lives of others alive and unborn. Nor, I believe, would William Shakespeare."
Milly Thomas's DUST to Make US Premiere at NYTW in August

Following award-winning, sell out runs in London, Dust, a new play written and performed by Milly Thomas and directed by Sara Joyce, will make its American Premiere as part of New York Theatre Workshop's New Door at NYTW in the Fourth Street Theatre (79 East 4th Street).
Shakespeare's Globe Announces Programme For New Festival WOMEN & POWER

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the programme for 'Women & Power', a new festival of events opening on Sunday 12 May 2018. With performances, panel discussions, and a scholarly symposium, the festival will celebrate the work and voices of women of all backgrounds and will explore how the work of Shakespeare speaks to the current gender revolution, and how women can use Shakespearean performance to tell their own stories of oppression.


How many shows has Claire van Kampen written?

Claire van Kampen has written 1 shows including Farinelli and the King (Playwright, Composer).

What awards has Claire van Kampen been nominated for?

Claire van Kampen has been nominated for Outstanding Orchestrations at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Farinelli and the King" and for Best Play at the Tony Awards for the same production.

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