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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Billy Crudup — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Billy Crudup

Show:
Arcadia

Role:
Bernard Nightingale, a foppish academic eager to publish his sketchy theory about the historical drama that occurred in a stately British manor house two centuries ago.

Bio Brief:
After graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Crudup made his Broadway debut in Arcadia’s original 1995 production. He has since floated back and forth between stage and film work with memorable turns in Almost Famous and Watchmen and a Tony-winning performance in the epic Coast of Utopia.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance

Tony History:
2002: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, The Elephant Man
2005: Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play, The Pillowman
2007: Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, The Coast of Utopia

Fun Fact:
Crudup was in contention to play Jack in Titanic but eventually lost the role to Leonardo DiCaprio. Crudup later said the film would have flopped had he been cast.

Quotable Quote:
“Tom Stoppard is clearly one of the most prolific playwrights of the modern era and [Arcadia] is clearly his masterpiece.”—Crudup in an interview with Broadway.com on 2/11/11

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