Victoria Clark maintains a wonderfully diverse acting career, equally at home in plays, musicals, film, television, and the concert stage. As a stage director, her work spans from original musicals to opera, to educational programming for all ages.
Victoria grew up the youngest of three children in Dallas, Texas. Encouraged by her parents and grandmother, she began voice and piano lessons at the age of six. Music has been her catalyst and companion ever since. She was blessed with extraordinary educational opportunities with generous teachers and mentors: Don Hermonat at First Community Church in Dallas, Sharon Grahnquist at The Hockaday School in Dallas, Gottfried Hornik at the Vienna State Opera, Edward Sayegh in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in New York City: Rebecca Taylor, Michael Howard, and Beret Arcaya. Her education began at The Hockaday School in Dallas, and expanded to include the Interlochen Summer Arts Program (Interlochen, Michigan), American Institute of Musical Studies (Graz, Austria), and The Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria.) Victoria graduated from Cum Laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Music, and attended New York University’s prestigious Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program as a stage director.
After one year in graduate school, Victoria had the opportunity to audition for the original production of Sunday in the Park With George, which she booked. From that point forward, she continued to enjoy her journey as a professional actor which has led her to twelve Broadway plays and musicals, several off-Broadway plays and musicals, and many films and television appearances. Highlights include The Light in the Piazza on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater for which she was awarded the Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical, and starring roles in the original casts of Gigi (revival), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Sister Act, for which she received Tony nominations.
Ms. Clark’s films include The Happening, Wanderland (2017 release), Cradle Will Rock, Tickling Leo, Harvest, Main Street, and Archaeology of a Woman. Televisions credits include The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018), Homeland, The Good Wife, Mercy, Law and Order, and Law and Order SVU.
Victoria directed the original musical Newton’s Cradle by Heath Saunders and Kim Saunders for the 2016 New York Musical Theater Festival, for which she won the festival’s award for Best Director. She has also directed for Texas Opera Theater, Philadelphia Opera, Chautauqua Opera, 92nd St. Y, the John Drew Theater, NAMT, and Pace University. In 2017, she will direct the World Premiere of The Trouble With Doug for The Fredericia Theater in Fredericia, Denmark.
Ms. Clark is an avid teacher and educator. She served on the faculty at Yale University and as Artist-in-Residence at Pace University, and teaches at conservatories and universities worldwide, as well as in her private studio in New York City.
Writing has always been a passion for Victoria. Her original solo autobiographical show The Blessing Ring is in the final stages of development.
Her solo debut CD, Fifteen Seconds of Grace, is available through PS Classics.
Victoria is the proud mother of Thomas Luke (T.L.) Guest. She resides in Manhattan with her husband Tom Reidy.