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.
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
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
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.
“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