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CLAYBOURNE ELDER makes his Broadway debut as "Buck" in the upcoming Bonnie and Clyde having originated the role at La Jolla Playhouse & Asolo Rep. He recently starred to rave reviews as "Ollie" in Moisés Kaufman's acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams' One Arm for Tectonic Project & The New Group. He made his New York debut in the World Premiere of Sondheim's Road Show, in which he originated the role of "Hollis Bessemer"; he can also be heard on the original cast recording. He was also featured at the recent 80th Birthday Celebration Concert for Sondheim at City Center. Claybourne also originated the role of Charles Lindbergh in the US premiere of Maltby and Shire's Take Flight. Recent credits include Wolf/Cinderella's Prince in Moises Kaufman's revival of Into the Woods (Kansas City Rep).

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Claybourne Elder STAGE CREDITS

Broadway Revival, 2021
Andy [Replacement]

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2019

Second Stage Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Ed (Understudy)

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Signature Theatre's Production, 2018

[Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Revival, 2017

Broadway Revival, 2017

[New York]
New York City Center Concert Gala, 2016

Encores! Concert Revival, 2016

Classic Stage Company Production, 2014
Joseph Taylor, Jr.

[Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Production, 2014

Public Theater Production, 2013
Michael Victor

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Buck Barrow

[Regional (US)]
Asolo Repertory Theatre, 2010
Buck Barrow

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Hollis Bessemer

Claybourne Elder Movies

Flatbush Luck
[ 2016 ] Derrick
Bad Cupid
[ 2021 ] Henry

Claybourne Elder Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical

Claybourne Elder, Allegro

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Claybourne ElderOne Arm

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Claybourne Elder News

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Tick, Tick, Boom! with Eric Rosen

We talk about the balance of work and home life, as Eric has a young son with his husband, performer Claybourne Elder. Eric also touches on the responsibilities of running a non-profit organization, on top of being the director of internal productions. Eric provides such amazing insights on what it means to run a regional theater, and on top of it all he is a total delight. U don't wanna miss this episode!
AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to The Green Room 42 on May 20th

 AT THIS PERFORMANCE… will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies and alternates from  The Wiz, The Notebook, Back To The Future, & Juliet, The Great Gatsby, and Lempicka.
Broadway Podcast Network Debuts THE QUIET PART OUTLOUD Podcast

Join Bobby Steggert as he hosts THE QUIET PART OUT LOUD, the latest podcast from Broadway Podcast Network. Dive into deep conversations about the arts, humanity, and personal growth.
Emily Saliers, Beth Malone & More to Star in A NIGHT WITH AN INDIGO GIRL Benefit Performance

Out of the Box Theatrics will present A Night with An Indigo Girl, a one-night-only, pre-Pride benefit performance. Learn more!
Beth Malone, Elizabeth Stanley & Claybourne Elder to Star in STARSTRUCK Industry Presentation

Beth Malone, Elizabeth Stanley & Claybourne Elder will star in the industry presentation of Starstruck. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Lea Delaria And Judy Gold Announce Dates Join BIG GAY CABARET At Mercury Theater

The Big Gay Cabaret Series presented by Ginger Minj has announced performance dates for Lea DeLaria and Judy Gold.
AT THIS PERFORMANCE… Returns To The Green Room 42 This Month

Join the much-anticipated return of AT THIS PERFORMANCE at The Green Room 42 on Monday, April 22, 2024. Experience an unforgettable night of Broadway magic.
J. Harrison Ghee, Jane Krakowski, Jessica Vosk, & More to Join Cheyenne Jackson at 54 Below

54 BELOW will welcome back star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson in September. See which Broadway special guests will be joining Jackson, and learn how to purchase tickets.
Audra McDonald to Return To Provincetown With Seth Rudetsky in May

Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown with SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host, this Memorial Day Weekend. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Photos: Bonnie Milligan, Julie Benko, and More at Classic Stage's CLASSICS GONE MAD!

Classic Stage Company presented Classics Gone Mad! earlier this week. The event took on the iconic theater-writing duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein with an event that was part show, part party, all unscripted, and created with the help of the audience. Check out photos here!
See Norbert Leo Butz, Claybourne Elder & More at Bucks County Playhouse This Spring

See Bucks County Playhouse's spring lineup, and learn how to purchase tickets!
Alexandra Billings, Honey West, and Claybourne Elder Set For Ginger Minj's BIG GAY CABARET SERIES

The Big Gay Cabaret Series presented by Ginger Minj has announced performance dates for Alexandra Billings & Honey West and Broadway's Claybourne Elder.
Review: Claybourne Elder at SLAC is a Distinctive Experience

CLAYBOURNE ELDER: I WANT TO BE BAD is a one-man concert and comedy show from the Utah native and Broadway star that entertains, draws you in, and ultimately pulls at the heartstrings. It runs for five shows through Sunday, March 24 at Salt Lake Acting Company as part of the theatre’s Making Space for Artists program.
Claybourne Elder, Elad Kabilio & Jessica Vosk Join CLASSICS GONE MAD

Classic Stage Company has revealed additional performers for Classics Gone Mad!. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Photos: Inside the Performance of ALAN CUMMING IS NOT ACTING HIS AGE at Studio 54

Alan Cumming brought his new one-man show Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age to Studio 54 last night, March 11.  Check out photos from the evening here!
Review: GMHC CABARET BENEFIT HONORING ALAN MENKEN Brings Music & Memories at Joe's Pub

A star-studded night honoring composer Alan Menken was exciting, energizing and sentimental as he received an award named for collaborator Howard Ashman. From 'The Little Mermaid' to 'Little Shop of Horrors,' Ashman left no small legacy in his work with Menken. The evening benefited GMHC's work for communities affected by HIV and AIDS.
AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Month

The show will feature standbys, understudies, and alternates from various Broadway hits like DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, BACK TO THE FUTURE-THE MUSICAL, and more.
Jinkx Monsoon, Cheyenne Jackson & More Set for Provincetown Town Hall Summer 2024 Season

A star-studded music and comedy season has been set for the summer of 2024 at Provincetown’s largest entertainment venue, the Town Hall. See who is performing, the full schedule and learn how to purchase tickets.
WHISPER DARKLY Concept Album Featuring Brad Oscar, Alli Mauzey & More Out Now

The concept album of the new immersive electro-swing musical Whisper Darkly is available in digial and streaming formats now.
Exclusive: Listen to 'We Make The Night' From WHISPER DARKLY

The new concept album for Whisper Darkly, the new electro-swing musical, is being released tomorrow, February 23. We have your exclusive first listen to the show’s opening number “We Make the Night” with vocals by Aléna Watters (The Cher Show) and the chorus. Check out the song here!


How many Broadway shows has Claybourne Elder been in?

Claybourne Elder has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Claybourne Elder been in?

Claybourne Elder has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Claybourne Elder been nominated for?

Claybourne Elder has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical at The Lortel Awards for his role in Allegro and for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for One Arm.

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