Katie Rose Clarke
|Katie Rose Clarke|
|Born||Katherine Rose Clarke
August 25, 1984
|Spouse(s)||Chris Rogers (2012—present)|
Clarke was born on August 25, 1984 in Friendswood, Texas. She got her start acting and singing in the United Methodist Church. Clarke is a BFA musical theatre graduate of Sam Houston State University.
She first came to national attention for her portrayal of Clara Johnson in the Broadway production, the live PBS broadcast, and the national tour of The Light in the Piazza. She made her Broadway debut in The Light in the Piazza on December 9, 2005, at the age of 21, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater under the name "Katie Clarke". Clarke replaced Kelli O'Hara in the part of Clara Johnson, after O'Hara had left the show to play Babe Williams opposite Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game.
Her other theater credits include Craig Lucas' 2007 play Prayer for my Enemy at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and the Deborah Abramson/William Finn musical revue Travels With My Discontent at the Barrington Stage Company. She also performed in the regional production of TUTS Houston Anything Goes in the ensemble. She was profiled in The New York Times in January 2006.
She portrayed the role of Glinda on the first national tour of the musical Wicked. She replaced Christina DeCicco on November 6, 2007 and starred alongside Carmen Cusack as Elphaba, who was later replaced by Donna Vivino. She left the company in San Diego, California on August 16, 2009 and was replaced by Chandra Lee Schwartz.
She later reprised the role of Glinda at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway on January 14, 2010, replacing Erin Mackey. She starred alongside Dee Roscioli, Mandy Gonzalez and Teal Wicks during her run. Clarke took medical leave in March/April 2011, during which time the role of Glinda was played by Laura Woyasz. Clarke left the Broadway company on September 25, 2011. Schwartz left the national tour to be Clarke's replacement.
Clarke returned to the 1st national tour of Wicked as Glinda on November 15, 2011 and was joined by Kyle Dean Massey, who played the role of Fiyero alongside her in the Broadway production. She and Massey finished their limited engagement with the tour company on February 23, 2012, with Alli Mauzey replacing Clarke as Glinda. Clarke returned to the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked from April 23, 2013 to September 22, 2013. Clarke holds the record for longest-running actress to play the role of Glinda on Broadway.
In May 2014 Clarke returned to the Long Wharf Theatre to star as Cathy Hyatt in Jason Robert Brown's two person musical, The Last Five Years. Clarke played the role of Hannah in the Broadway production of Allegiance. She can be seen as Ellen in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon, which began performances on March 1, 2017.
- Broadway star holds local benefit concert in Friendswood
- McKinley, Jessie. "New Stars in Old Parts as Broadway Feels the Chill," The New York Times, January 6, 2006.
- Katie Clarke Theatre Credits at BroadwayWorld.com. Accessed 15 September 2008.
-  curtainup.com
- "Schwartz to Join Cast of Wicked Tour Aug. 21 in San Diego" Playbill
- "Katie Rose Clarke Begins Performances as Glinda in 'Wicked' 1/12/2010" broadwayworld.com, 2010
- "Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz Will Fly Into Broadway's 'Wicked'" Archived 2011-09-14 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill
- Katie Rose Clarke & Kyle Dean Massey Return to WICKED National Tour, 11/15
- " 'Wicked' Tour Will Welcome Alli Mauzey and Andy Kelso" Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill
- Katie Rose Clarke Will Rejoin Broadway's WICKED as 'Glinda,' 4/23 broadwayworld.com, Retrieved April 15, 2013
-  54below.com
- "54 Below" Playbill
- " 'Tenderloin'" Playbill
- BWW News Desk. "Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
- "Katie Rose Clarke Joins Cast of Broadway's 'Allegiance'" Broadway World, Retrieved June 8, 2015
- "Breaking News: Katie Rose Clarke and Nicholas Christopher Join 'Miss Saigon' on Broadway!" Broadway World, Retrieved October 11, 2016
- Clement, Olivia. "Broadway Stars Tapped for Industry Reading of 'I Can Get It for You Wholesale'" Playbill, June 5, 2017