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Clayton Corzatte

Performer
( b. Mar 04, 1927 Fairhope, Alabama, USA - d. Apr 06, 2013 Seattle, Washington, USA ) Male
Clayton Corzatte's decades on the stage included an appearance with Katharine Hepburn, a Tony Award nomination and roles for the 5th Avenue, Seattle Repertory, Village, Intiman and ACT theaters, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Born in Alabama, Mr. Corzatte served in the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II before attending the University of Alabama, where he studied theater. He landed an acting job straight out of college with Barter Theater in Abingdon, Va.

In 1960, he appeared as Sebastian, the twin of Hepburn's Viola, in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn.

By then, Clayton and his wife Susan were also part of New York's APA Repertory Company, a project of the Association of Producing Artists founded by actors Ellis Rabb and Rosemary Harris. The troupe staged its first productions "way way off Broadway," Susan Corzatte said, and slowly moved up. The couple did revolving repertory on Broadway for five years, and Mr. Corzatte won an Obie award in 1962 for his APA works, including his role as Constantin in Chekhov's The Seagull.

During his tenure with the APA, Mr. Corzatte accepted an invitation to join Minneapolis' now-famed Guthrie Theater for its opening season in 1963 -- a move Rabb wasn't happy about.

His return paid off, in terms of recognition. In 1967, Mr. Corzatte was nominated for a Tony for his work in APA‚??s production of Sheridan's The School for Scandal.

When APA folded in 1969, the Corzattes moved to Seattle with their two children, in part because the New York spotlight was losing its appeal for Mr. Corzatte.

Source: The Seattle Times



Productions Date of Productions
The Show Off
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Aubrey Piper]
Sep 13, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968
The Cherry Orchard
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Firs]
Mar 19, 1968 - Jun 22, 1968
The Show Off
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Aubrey Piper]
Dec 05, 1967 - Jun 22, 1968
War and Peace
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Narrator]
Mar 21, 1967 - Jun 17, 1967
You Can't Take It With You
[Play, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Tony Kirby], Alternate
Feb 10, 1967 - Feb 1967
The Wild Duck
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Gregers Werle]
Jan 11, 1967 - Jun 17, 1967
We, Comrades Three
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Young Walt], Alternate
Dec 20, 1966 - Dec 1966
Right You Are If You Think You Are
[Play, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Laudisi], Alternate
Nov 22, 1966 - Dec 1966
The School for Scandal
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Charles Surface]
Nov 21, 1966 - Jan 1967
You Can't Take It With You
[Play, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Performer: Clayton Corzatte [Tony Kirby]
Nov 23, 1965 - Jun 18, 1966
1967 Tony Award® Best Featured Actor in a Play
 The School for Scandal [nominee]
Performer: Clayton Corzatte
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