Cláudio Botelho

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Cláudio Botelho
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Araguari, Minas Gerais

Cláudio Botelho (born 1964) is a Brazilian actor, singer, composer and translator. Side by side with his fellow Charles Möeller, he is esteemed as Brazil's modern "musical theatre wizard".[1]

He was born in Araguari, Minas Gerais.


Cláudio Botelho has been involved in controversy surrounding a musical inspired by Chico Buarque which contained critics (inserted by Botelho) to the leaders of Partido dos Trabalhadores - the political party supported by Buarque. The lines inserted by Botelho caused anger in the crowd, which caused Botelho to react defying the public to leave and get their money back. As result, all the public left, the piece was interrupted and never was presented again, since Buarque withdrawed permission to Botelho using his works.

Cláudio Botelho has recently used the social networks to spread hate speech against transgender people. Botelho openly declared that parents should use violence against their transgender children, in order to stop them from being transgender.[2]


Translations to Portuguese (musical theatre/opera)[edit]


  • Mambembe Award (Lifetime Achievement as composer, 1998)
  • Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Award (Cole Porter versions in Cole Porter - Ele Nunca Disse que me Amava, 2000)
  • Nominated for Prêmio Shell for Company


  1. ^ Os magos dos musicais by Daniela Barbi in Época. Retrieved on June 13, 2007.(in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Após confusão com Chico Buarque, Claudio Botelho ataca transexuais". Retrieved 2016-10-25.