Chaplin star Rob McClure took home the 2012 Clive Barnes Award at the December 10th ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre. In addition to McClure, the year's nominees for theater included Derek Klena (Dogfight), Joaquina Kalukango (Hurt Village) and Stephen Tyrone Williams (My Children, My Africa).
Each year, the Clive Barnes Foundation awards the honor to one young professional in the field of theater and one in the field of dance. Lauren Lovette of the New York City Ballet earned the 2012 award for dance. The foundation was created in memory of Clive Barnes, who died in 2008. Previous winners include Nina Arianda, MJ Rodriguez, Chase Finlay and Isabella Boylston.
McClure currently plays the title role in Broadway’s Chaplin, which is scheduled to close on January 6, 2013. His additional Broadway credits include Avenue Q and I’m Not Rappaport.
Click below to see McClure’s astounding transformation into Charlie Chaplin!