Charlie Chaplin, the beloved film icon who rose from the slums of London to the heights of Hollywood stardom.
McClure made his Broadway debut in I’m Not Rappaport after starring in the Paper Mill Playhouse production. He also appeared in Avenue Q on Broadway and Where’s Charley at Encores! before landing the role of Charlie Chaplin.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Breakthrough Performance
—Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
—Clive Barnes Award
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance
—Fred and Adele Astaire Award nomination for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show
This is McClure’s first Tony nomination.
McClure and several of his Chaplin castmates have Charlie Chaplin tattoos.
““I’m not Charlie Chaplin and will never, ever claim to be, but when I become the Tramp, I can feel the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I’ve had sobbing people at the stage door tell me how much the evening changed their lives. The idea that this musical can channel Chaplin’s spirit for someone and move them is truly profound.”—McClure in a interview with Broadway.com, 9/13/12.