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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

[2016]Flatbush Luck Derrick

[2021]Bad Cupid Henry

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Eric Ulloa & Andrew Keenan-Bolger's MIKEY'S ARMY to Make NYC Debut at NewFest's LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Mikey’s Army will make its New York City festival debut as part of NewFest’s 35th Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival which runs October 12 - 24, 2023.

Starry Lineup Set For the Broadway Flea Market Autograph Table and Photo Booth

The Autograph Table and Photo Booth will return this year to the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction in New York City’s Theater District on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Find out which stars you can meet here!

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to The Green Room 42 This Month

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…

Photos: Brooke Shields Debuts New Show PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY BROOKE SHIELDS at Broadway and Vine

Check out photos of Brooke Shields performing her new show Previously Owned by Brooke Shields at Broadway and Vine. Lear how to purchase tickets to upcoming shows at Broadway and Vin.

Cape Playhouse Appoints Eric Rosen as Artistic Director

Get the scoop on the appointment of Eric Rosen as the new artistic director of the historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts. Discover how his vision and passion for artistic excellence will shape the future of this storied institution.

Review: Claybourne Elder Shares Engaging Testimony and Engrossing Songs for I WANT TO BE EVIL at Joe's Pub

CLAYBOURNE ELDER'S latest cabaret show is a celebration of cutting ties with his past, his seemingly charmed present life as a working actor on stage and screen, and a successful side hustle as the organizer of a unique nonprofit.  

Wake Up With BWW 8/9: KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Tickets, Broadway Grosses, and More!

Top stories: Find out how to get tickets to Kids' Night on Broadway, and more!

Video: Claybourne Elder Just Wants to Be Evil... at Joe's Pub

Broadway’s hunky gay ex-Mormon dad Claybourne Elder brings his sold-out touring concert, I Want to Be Evil, to Joe's Pub and he is giving us a sneak peek in this video!

AT THIS PERFORMANCE Returns To The Green Room 42 On August 21

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from SHUCKED; KIMBERLY AKIMBO; ALADDIN; HERE LIES LOVE and CAMELOT.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies and alternates from  Shucked, Six The Musical, Once Upon A One More Time, The Book Of Mormon, Camelot, Parade; Aladdin, A Doll's House, and Flying Over Sunset.

Photos: First Look As BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants The Muny!

The Muny has released first look photos of the family favorite Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, June 22 -30. See stars Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, Kelvin Moon Loh, and the whole cast in action below!

Video: First Look at Ben Crawford, Ashley Blanchet & More in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny

Get a first look at footage of Beauty and the Beast at The Muny!

The Muny's Grace Marie Rusnica Takes Over Our Instagram Today!

Tune in to our Instagram story today as Grace Marie Rusnica takes you behind the scenes of The Muny's Beauty and the Beast!

Audra McDonald, Max Von Essen, Ginger Minj & More to Kick Off PTown Summer Lineup

Summer 2023’s Town Hall series will feature Audra McDonald, Ginger Minj and more. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Stonewall Audio Experience to Feature Voices of J. Harrison Ghee, Jenn Colella, and More

Scan a QR code on your phone and hear the voices of Broadway actors, Tony Award-winner J. Harrison Ghee, Claybourne Elder, Rosa Gilmore, Conrad Ricamora, and Tony nominee Jenn Colella, as they speak life into the public art at Christopher Park.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsal for DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at The Muny

Check out a sneak peek video of the first day of rehearsal for Disney's Beauty & the Beast at The Muny, starring Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, and more!

The Muny's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announces Full Cast, Design, and Production Teams

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast, June 22 -30.

Scott Alan Re-Releases Album 'Nothing More'

Scott Alan re-releases his ninth album, Nothing More, today, June 2nd,  featuring two new songs sung by West End’s Rob Houchen and Alan.  

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from SIX THE MUSICAL; PARADE; CAMELOT; THE BOOK OF MORMON; HADESTOWN and MILLENNIALS ARE KILLING MUSICALS.

Company Members From NEW YORK, NEW YORK, HAMILTON & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE at The Green Room 42

Stephen DeAngelis is continuing his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ to be held on Monday, May 22nd at The Green Room 42.


Claybourne Elder has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Claybourne Elder has not appeared in the West End

Claybourne Elder has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical at The Lortels for his performance in "Allegro." Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "One Arm."

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