Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in “Harry Clarke” at Berkeley Rep

Berkeley Rep

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup will return in his award-winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke at Berkeley Repertory Theatre this Fall.

Crudup previously held the role in the world premiere of Harry Clarke at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. For his performance in the one-man show, Crudup won an Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk Award and Obie Award, and was nominated for a Drama League Award.

“In addition to his justifiably lauded performances in film and television, in projects from Almost Famous to Spotlight to The Morning Show, Billy Crudup is one of the greatest stage actors of his generation,” said Berkeley Rep’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer. “I have been lucky enough to watch his work over the last 30 years, and he just gets better and better. His performance as Harry Clarke is definitive, filled with charm and wit and skill. What Billy, Leigh, and David have made together is a true theatrical delight, and I can’t wait to welcome them back to Berkeley Rep.”

A wickedly funny thriller, Harry Clarke is penned by Obie Award-winner David Cale and will be directed by Obie Award-winner Leigh Silverman. The play follows the exploits of Philip, an awkward Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. He moves to New York City and, posing as the seductive Harry, charms his way into a wealthy family. Soon his impetuous and dangerous behavior threatens to unravel more than his persona. Crudup plays 19 different characters throughout the show.

“I’m so happy to return to Berkeley Rep with Harry Clarke,” said Crudup. “I absolutely loved working on No Man’s Land in 2013, and I’m so grateful to Johanna Pfaelzer, Leigh Silverman, and David Cale for dreaming up this night of theatre. I hope the audiences will enjoy our evening of film noir theatre!”

Subscriptions to Berkeley Rep’s 2023/24 season are now on sale. Single tickets for Harry Clarke will be available in September.