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Lawrence Clayton

 
Bio:
Clayton made his Broadway debut in Dreamgirls in 1981 as a replacement in the role of C.C. White. He went on to play the role on the first and second National Tours of the production as well, in 1983 and 1985. In 1992, Clayton returned to Broadway in The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club. His ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Clayton made his Broadway debut in Dreamgirls in 1981 as a replacement in the role of C.C. White. He went on to play the role on the first and second National Tours of the production as well, in 1983 and 1985. In 1992, Clayton returned to Broadway in The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club. His ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Concert Production, 2017
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Ol' Mister
Preacher
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
25th Anniversary Production, 2010
Jean Valjean
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Man
  [US Tour]
First Class National Tour, 2002
Judas Iscariot [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Ensemble
Ensemble/Other Roles
Ludwig Smiley
Paul Arnold
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Benjamin Reynolds
  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Benjamin Reynolds
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1997
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Minstrel
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
King
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1989
Performer
Harvey
Harvey
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1985
C.C. White
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1983
C.C. White
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
C.C. White [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Concert Production, 2017
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Ol' Mister

Preacher

Ensemble

  [US Tour]
25th Anniversary Production, 2010
Jean Valjean

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Man

  [US Tour]
First Class National Tour, 2002
Judas Iscariot [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Ensemble

Ensemble/Other Roles

Ludwig Smiley

Paul Arnold

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Benjamin Reynolds

  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Benjamin Reynolds

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1997
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Minstrel

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
King

Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1989
Performer

Harvey

Harvey

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1985
C.C. White

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1983
C.C. White

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
C.C. White [Replacement]

Lawrence Clayton Biography

Clayton made his Broadway debut in Dreamgirls in 1981 as a replacement in the role of C.C. White. He went on to play the role on the first and second National Tours of the production as well, in 1983 and 1985.

In 1992, Clayton returned to Broadway in The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club. His other Broadway credits include Once Upon a Mattress (1996), The Civil War (1999), It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues (1999), Bells are Ringing (2001), and most recently the revival of The Color Purple (2015).

Clayton has also appeared Off-Broadway several times in productions including Romance in Hard Times (1989), Tapestry: The Music of Carole King (1993), Saturn Returns (1998), Crowns (2002), and Damn Yankees (2017).

In addition to Dreamgirls, Clayton's touring credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (2002) and Les Miserables (2010). Regionally, he was seen in Big River at Paper Mill Playhouse (1997) and The Civil War (1998).




Lawrence Clayton News

Limited Edition Double Record Vinyl Set of THE COLOR PURPLE Out Today Photo Limited Edition Double Record Vinyl Set of THE COLOR PURPLE Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 5, 2021

In celebration of the 5-year anniversary of the recording’s original release, Broadway Records has released the Grammy Award-winning recording of THE COLOR PURPLE as a double record set printed on purple vinyl today,  February 5, 2021.

THE COLOR PURPLE To Be Released on Limited Edition Double Vinyl Record Photo THE COLOR PURPLE To Be Released on Limited Edition Double Vinyl Record
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2021

Broadway Records announced today the release of the Grammy Award-winning recording of THE COLOR PURPLE as a double record set printed on purple vinyl. It will be available on February 5, 2021.

Wake Up With BWW 11/12: HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, and More to Perform on Macy's Thanksgiv Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/12: HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS, and More to Perform on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2020

Today's top stories: The casts of Hamilton, Mean Girls, Ain't Too Proud and Jagged Little Pill will all perform as a part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, watch Keala Settle and more perform 'This Is Me' inspired by Kamala Harris, and more!

Stage and Screen Actor Lawrence Clayton Dies at 64 Photo Stage and Screen Actor Lawrence Clayton Dies at 64
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Lawrence Clayton has died at age 64. The news was shared with BroadwayWorld by multiple friends and former castmates of Clayton's.

Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents FUTUREPROOF Photo Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents FUTUREPROOF
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2019

Pepperdine University's Fine Arts Division will present their production of Fringe First winner Futureproof by Lynda Radley on Tuesday, September 24 through Friday,September 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Malibu campus' Lindhurst Theatre.

Wake Up With BWW 3/26: MAC Awards Celebrate Cabaret, Sutton Foster Joins THE MUSIC MA Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/26: MAC Awards Celebrate Cabaret, Sutton Foster Joins THE MUSIC MAN, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news. Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here!

Anthony Rapp to Direct Alice Ripley, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, and More in MUSIC Photo Anthony Rapp to Direct Alice Ripley, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, and More in MUSICAL MONDAYS' NEXT TO NORMAL
by Julie Musbach - Mar 25, 2019

As a part of the special concert series, Musical Mondays, Second Stage Theater has announced Adam Chanler-berat, Lawrence Clayton, Jennifer Damiano, Louis Hobson, Tamika Lawrence, Isaac Powell, Alice Ripley, Amy Spanger, J. Robert Spencer, Pearl Sun and Aaron Tveit will perform Next To Normal: A Concert Celebration.

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh Photo VIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway recently raised funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

The North Carolina Symphony Presents BROADWAY SINGS FOR FLORENCE Photo The North Carolina Symphony Presents BROADWAY SINGS FOR FLORENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2018

The North Carolina Symphony and five Broadway stars will be raising funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Stars Come Out for BROADWAY SINGS FOR FLORENCE Benefit Concert Photo Stars Come Out for BROADWAY SINGS FOR FLORENCE Benefit Concert
by Julie Musbach - Oct 3, 2018

Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway will be raising funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Lawrence Clayton Videos

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh VideoVIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway recently raised funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN B VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presentsHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, produced as a part of Broadway Center Stage-a Kennedy Center-produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. Get a first look at the cast in action in the video below!

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Kennedy Center's HOW TO SUCCEED... with Skylar Astin VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Kennedy Center's HOW TO SUCCEED... with Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe & More!
by TV - Press Previews - May 30, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a semi-staged concert beginning June 6th. Get a preview of Sklyar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and the rest of the all-star cast below!

BWW TV: Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and Cast Are Learning HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS W VideoBWW TV: Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and Cast Are Learning HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as a semi-staged concert beginning June 6th. Get a preview of Sklyar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and the rest of the all-star cast below!

VIDEO: Long Wharf Theatre Presents 15th Anniversary Production of CROWNS VideoVIDEO: Long Wharf Theatre Presents 15th Anniversary Production of CROWNS
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with the McCarter Theater Center, presents the 15TH anniversary production of Crowns, written and directed by Regina Taylor.

VIDEO: First Look At Long Wharf Theatre's CROWNS VideoVIDEO: First Look At Long Wharf Theatre's CROWNS
by Alan Henry - Mar 27, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, in association with the McCarter Theater Center, presents the 15TH anniversary production of Crowns, written and directed by Regina Taylor. Performances take place April 18 through May 13, 2018 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. Tickets start at $30.

BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Belts It Out in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Color Purple (Antoine L. Smith, Rema Webb, Phoenix Best, Akron Watson, Carrie Compere, Adrianna Hicks, Patrice Covington, Lawrence Clayton) who performed three songs from the show: 'Push Da Button,' 'Any Little Thing,' and 'The Color Purple.' Check out highlights below!

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 24, 2016

Danielle Brooks stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and explained how her Broadway musical inspired her to pursue acting.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2015

A first look at the new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, now in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street), has just been released. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform 'Push Da Button' on 'Colbert'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 8, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE performed the number 'Push Da Button'.


Lawrence Clayton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lawrence Clayton been in?
Lawrence Clayton has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Lawrence Clayton been in?
Lawrence Clayton has not appeared in the West End