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Clarke Thorell BIO

Broadway: Hairspray (Corny Collins), Titanic (Barrett, Farrell), Mamma Mia! (Harry), Sinatra...His Way, The Who's Tommy. Off/Other: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Gus), Juno, Satellites, Saturday Night, Wise Guys, Lone Star Love, Twelfth Night (Orsino), Floyd Collins (Homer). TV/Film: Men In Black III , "Boardwalk Empire", "30 Rock" (Meet The Woggels), "NYC 22," "Kings," "Rescue Me," "Law & Order", "Far East", The Winning Season.

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Clarke Thorell STAGE CREDITS

Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
Bill/Mr. Cynic

Broadway Revival, 2018
Zoltan Karpathy [Replacement]

Broadway Revival Production, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Broadway Revival, 2012
Rooster Hannigan

[New York]
Encores! Concert, 2012


[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2005

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004


Original Broadway Production, 2002
Corny Collins

[New York]
Workshop, 2000
Other Roles

Off-Broadway Production, 2000

[New York]
Workshop, 1999


Flatbush Phil


Original Broadway Production, 1997
Frederick Barrett [Replacement]

1st Class Passenger

Jim Farrell

[New York]
Reading, 1996
Trevor Graydon

Original Broadway Production, 1993
Local Lad [Replacement]

Security Guard [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

2nd Pinball Lad [Replacement]

Ensemble/Other Roles [Replacement]

Clarke Thorell Movies

[2009]The Winning Season Prairie Hill Coach

[2012]Men in Black 3 Prison Guard #1

[2017]The Post Layout Editor

[2023]Rustin Strom Thurmond

Clarke Thorell TV Shows

Ed Dancer #6

Far East Tom

As the World Turns Dr. Dietrich

Rescue Me Local Chief

The Sopranos Steve

Kings Grey Suit Hale, Senior Grey Suit

NYC 22 Chip

Boardwalk Empire Clifton King

[ 2002-2012]Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Geoff Avery, Sam Marlett, Officer Darrell Slater

30 Rock Russ

The Good Wife Hank Shetty

The Knick McTeague

House of Cards Brad Petite

The Americans Thomas

Dean Pops Culture Constantine

The Deuce Reverend Howard Moody

Elementary Strider Lincoln

Chicago Med Trent Gardner

FBI: Most Wanted Fred Duncan

Clarke Thorell Videos

Clarke Thorell News

Photos: Nina West and More Celebrate Opening Night of HAIRSPRAY on Tour in Los Angeles

It was a Hollywood who's who from music, film, television, and social media last night at the world famous Dolby Theater for the 20th Anniversary Tour opening night of HAIRSPRAY starring Andrew Levitt aka Nina West.

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

Photos: IS THIS A ROOM Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway

Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter, just celebrated its opening night at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY), where it will play on a rotating schedule with Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters.

STARS IN THE HOUSE Will Host a Game Night With the Original Cast of HAIRSPRAY

Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that they will host a special Game Night with members of the original Broadway cast of “Hairspray,” in a special episode of “Stars In The House” featuring the Broadway cast of “Hairspray,” on Tuesday, September 14th to benefit The Actors Fund.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of HAIRSPRAY

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!

BWW Exclusive Flashback: Listen to Jim Caruso's Birthday Chat with Liza Minnelli!

Birdland's Jim Caruso reflects on a 15-year-old chat he had with legendary Liza Minnelli on another milestone birthday celebration!

BWW Previews: Jamie deRoy & friends Presents TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVES October 11th

A treasure herself, Jamie has pulled some treasures from the vault.

8 Videos That Make Us Excited for Billy Stritch's Birdland Concert!

There's no doubt Billy Stritch can put on an excellent performance! Check out some of his past gigs before this week's Birdland concert!

Tune in Tomorrow to Watch A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE RADIO PLAY Benefiting The Heifer Project

New Jersey's Jesse Walker, host of the online celebrity show 'The Jesse Walker Show,' to help raise funds for The Heifer Project, has gathered Broadway veterans and New Jersey's best to present a special livestream event of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol, The Radio Play, adapted by and with music by Tony Palermo.

Broadway Rewind: The Sun Comes Out on Broadway for ANNIE in 2012

Today we rewind to 2012, when the second Broadway revival of Annie opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 487 performances. Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards for their work.

Clarke Thorell, Tally Sessions and More to be Featured in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE RADIO PLAY Livestream Benefit

New Jersey's Jesse Walker, host of the online celebrity show 'The Jesse Walker Show,' to help raise funds for The Heifer Project, has gathered Broadway veterans and New Jersey's best to present a special livestream event of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol, The Radio Play, adapted by and with music by Tony Palermo.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'You Can't Stop the Beat' From HAIRSPRAY!

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history! Today's number, You Can't Stop the Beat from Hairspray!

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel Promises LOVE LIFE Will Be Rescheduled

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, City Center cancelled the remainder of its season due to the current health crisis. One production that was cancelled, was Love Life, which was set to run March 18 - 22, starring Kate Baldwin and Brian Stokes Mitchell. However, Jack Viertel, Encores! Artistic Director, has some promising news.

BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist Number Twelve

It's a new day and there's a new Pandemic Playlist to keep readers preoccupied during the self-isolation!

Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.

Wake Up With BWW 3/11: Select Broadway Shows to Sell $50 Tickets in March, and More!

Today's top stories: select Broadway shows (To Kill a Mockingbird, West Side Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and The Book of Mormon) will be just $50 through March 29!

VIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE LIFE

Rehearsals are underway for the New York City Center production of Love Life starring Kate Baldwin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford, Isabella Houston, Owen Tabaka and Clarke Thorell. See a video of Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell

BWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! LOVE LIFE

Next up at New York City Center  Encores! is Love Life, which runs for seven performances at New York City Center from March 18 - 22. Watch as the cast gives a very special sneak peek of 'Economics' and 'I Remember It Well' and tells us even more about what to expect from the show!

John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford and More Join Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell in Encores! LOVE LIFE; Complete Cast Announced

New York City Center today announced complete casting for the Encores! production of Love Life. Joining previously announced cast members Kate Baldwin (Susan Cooper) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sam Cooper) are John Edwards (Hobo), Sara Jean Ford (Miss Ideal Man), Isabella Houston (Elizabeth Cooper), Owen Tabaka (Johnny Cooper), and Clarke Thorell (Bill/Mr. Cynic).

Photo Flash: BELLA BELLA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway

Take a look at opening night arrivals for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced, The Niceties).


Clarke Thorell has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Clarke Thorell has not appeared in the West End

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