Victoria Clark maintains a remarkable career as actor, teacher and director. She mentors actors and singers from every generation in vocal technique, acting and musical theater interpretation while at the same time, inspiring audiences through her own performances as an actor in every medium.
A native Texan, Clark graduated from The Hockaday School in 1978, and then graduated Cum Laude from Yale University in 1982 with a degree in music. Her passion for stage directing led her to the graduate musical theater writing program at New York University where she worked with composers and writers shaping new works.
Clark’s acting career began when a prominent casting director saw her present material at New York University and cast her in the original Broadway production of Sunday in the Park with George.
Since then, she has starred in 12 Broadway shows and countless off-Broadway and regional productions. Victoria received the 2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her luminous portrayal of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza and received three additional Tony nominations for her work in Sister Act, Cinderella and Gigi.
Her film credits include Wanderland, The Happening, Cradle Will Rock, Tickling Leo, Harvest, Main Street and Archaeology of a Woman. Clark’s television credits include, “Almost Family,” “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,” “The Good Wife,” “Homeland,” “Mercy,” “Law & Order,” and” Law & Order: SVU.”
Clark recently directed, Love Life (New York City Center Encores!), Newton’s Cradle (New York Musical Theater Festival, Best Musical & Best Director), The Trouble With Doug (Fredericia Theater in Denmark), Hansel and Gretl and Heidi and Günther (Village Theater Festival of New Musicals) and Mary Jo Shen’s Paper Piano. She has also directed for the Philadelphia Opera Theater, Texas Opera Theater, Chautauqua Opera and the 92nd Street Y. Clark recently directed the short film My First Start for NikoFrank Productions, the world premiere of Scaffolding for “Inner Voices,” and the Conor McPherson drama, The Dance of Death for Classic Stage Company.
She has taught in numerous universities and conservatories world-wide including Yale University and Juilliard. In 2014-2015, she was the artist-in-residence for Pace University in New York, where she directed The Light in the Piazza. She is currently creating a solo autobiographical play.
Clark’s solo debut CD Fifteen Seconds of Grace is available through PS Classics.
She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Kurt Weill Foundation and New York City Center, where she most recently starred in the new adaptation of the legendary musical Lady in the Dark.
This year, she was elected by her peers as the Eastern Principal Councilor for the Actors Equity Association.
Clark resides in Manhattan with her husband Tom Reidy, and their Golden Retriever, Ollie.