Produced by Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre, Crudup revealed that the venue is actually where he got his start onstage.
“It was a place that I first did theatre in New York. I was completely nude for just over $200 a week. So if you missed that, come back and see this one,” he joked to Fallon. “[Harry Clarke] tells the story of this guy who went through this period of his life where he started to take on an alter ego. He created a whole bunch of wreckage, and I play all the characters.”
Written by David Cale and directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet), the show is currently running through December 23. The show was named a New York Times Critics’ Pick and is billed as “a sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller ... the story of a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke.”
Crudup was Tony-nominated for the 2002 revival of The Elephant Man, The Pillowman, The Coast of Utopia (for which he won Best Featured Actor in a Play), and Arcadia. He last appeared on Broadway performing Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land in repertory in 2013.