Tony Winner Billy Crudup Explains What to Expect From His New Off-Broadway Play

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The actor tells Jimmy Fallon about his one-man play Harry Clarke and the crazy experience he shared with Cate Blanchett.

Actor Billy Crudup stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon December 11 to talk about his latest theatrical endeavor, Harry Clarke.

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.

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