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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

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

Writing

Playwright, Composer

Claire van Kampen Biography

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.

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

92NY Presents Musicians From The New York Philharmonic and John Holiday, Countertenor Photo 92NY Presents Musicians From The New York Philharmonic and John Holiday, Countertenor
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2022

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 Photo Mark Rylance to Appear in One-Off Performance at The Old Vic
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 17, 2022

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, Septemb Photo Chatham Baroque Announces 2022-23 Concert Series, Starting With Yi-heng Yang, September 24
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022

​​​​​​​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 Experimen Photo U.S. Premiere of IDASPE Will Be Staged at the Byham Theater By Pittsburgh's Experimental Quantum Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022

 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 Photo Cast Announced For KING LEAR at Shakespeare's Globe
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

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 Photo Theater Company Unearths And Updates 1730s Baroque Manuscript For Modern Audiences
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2022

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 Fo Photo ​​​​​​​Quantum Theatre Unearths and Updates 1730s Baroque Manuscript For Modern Audiences
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

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 Shakesp Photo BWW Review: Unique Takes - Kerry Lengel on FARINELLI AND THE KING - Southwest Shakespeare Shakes It Up
by Herbert Paine - Mar 10, 2022

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! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/18: Keala Settle to Make West End Debut in & JULIET, and More!
by - Jan 18, 2022

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 Rylanc Photo Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM Will Return to the West End in 2022, Starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021

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. 

Claire van Kampen Videos

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Paula Marie Black Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Paula Marie Black

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2018

Watch below as Paula tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ayad Akhtar Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ayad Akhtar

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2018

Watch below as Ayad tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING Videoplay
Theater Talk: Mark Rylance & Claire van Kampen Explain FARINELLI AND THE KING

by Theater Talk - Jan 22, 2018

Actor Mark Rylance (Academy Award and 2-time Tony Award winner) and playwright Claire van Kampen discuss her new play in which he stars, Farinelli and the King, with co-hosts playwright Warren Leight and Susan Haskins. Also, co-host Michael Musto goes backstage at The Oscar Hammerstein Awards for a conversation with this year's honorees, the legendary songwriting team of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do; 110 in The Shade).

BWW TV: Mark Rylance & Company Celebrate Opening Night of FARINELLI AND THE KING Videoplay
BWW TV: Mark Rylance & Company Celebrate Opening Night of FARINELLI AND THE KING

by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance, opened last night, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The production plays a strictly limited engagement for 16 weeks only through Sunday, March 25, 2018.

VIDEO: Stephen Fry Talks TWELFTH NIGHT on 'Colbert'
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2013

On last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central, the multi-talented Stephen Fry talks about atheism, activism, and his Broadway debut in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Mark Rylance and More in Broadway's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2013

The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III will come to Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Check out promo for the shows below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Mark Rylance in Broadway-Bound TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2013

The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III will come to Broadway this fall. The productions, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, will open Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), with previews beginning October 15. Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani and with music by Claire van Kampen, will play a limited engagement for 16 weeks. Tickets are on sale now through www.telecharge.com. For a schedule of performances and more information, please visit www.ShakespeareBroadway.com. Check out a just-released promo for the shows below!

BWW TV: LA BETE on Broadway - Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BÊTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open tonight, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. Click below for a video preview of LA BETE!

BWW TV Preview: LA BETE!
by Robert Diamond - Aug 30, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BÊTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley will play Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) beginning September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open October 14, 2010. This immediately follows a critically-acclaimed limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010.

BWW Video Show Preview: Boeing-Boeing
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2008

BOEING-BOEING opened last night, May 4th, at the Longacre Theatre. Boeing- Boeing stars Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance, Bradley Whitford, Gina Gershon, Mary McCormack, and Kathryn Hahn in the Broadway production of the London smash Boeing-Boeing, Marc Camoletti's classic sixties comedy of errors directed by Matthew Warchus.


Claire van Kampen Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Farinelli and the King and Best Play (Tony Awards) for Farinelli and the King .