«Enter Rob McClure, the star of Something Rotten!, Honeymoon in Vegas and Chaplin: The Musical, making his joyous Manhattan cabaret debut… It is, in a word, irresistible.»
Stephen Holden, N.Y. Times
Rob McClure is a New Jersey boy who has emerged in the last decade as a Tony Award nominee and one of the top stars of Broadway. He is perhaps best known for his acclaimed portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, The Musical, which earned him a Tony nomination as well as Drama League, Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations and Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards.
This year, he’s starring in two Broadway shows: first, opposite Andrea Martin and Megan Hilty in the acclaimed revival of Noises Off, and now in the lead role of ’Nick Bottom’ in the hit show, Something Rotten.
He starred opposite Tony Danza in the critically lauded Broadway musical Honeymoon In Vegas, which garnered him a 2015 Drama League Award nomination. Other Broadway credits include Tony-winning best musical Avenue Q and the 2002 revival of I’m Not Rappaport alongside theatre legends Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen.
Smile, with its delightful, multitalented star...intelligent narrative, creative arrangements and swinging band was an impeccable demonstration of how to construct a perfectly balanced micro-Broadway revue….that’s deliciously infectious
His show is called «Smile» after the Charlie Chaplin song...
He charmed audiences and critics with his performances at «Encores!» in the title role of Where’s Charley? and as male lead Nestor in Irma La Douce. He delighted 92nd Street Y audiences in Kathleen Marshall’s salute to MGM musicals, Going Hollywood. Earlier this year, Rob starred in the CBS pilot, Drew. He’s also guest starred on the CBS hit, Person of Interest.
A favorite on the Philadelphia theatre scene, Rob won two Barrymore Awards for best actor in a musical for his performances at the Arden Theatre and 11th Hour Theatre Company, and he starred as Mozart in Amadeus at the Walnut Street Theatre. He made his film debut in the award-winning short, Recursion, directed by Sam Buntrock, for which he won Best Actor at The Queen’s World Film Festival and The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
Born and raised in New Milford, NJ, Rob got his start on stage at New Milford High. He then branched out with the Bergen County Players in Oradell, before being recognized with the Rising Star Award from the Paper Mill Playhouse, which has become an artistic home for him.
He recently sold out all three nights of his very first cabaret show, Smile, at New York’s iconic 54 Below, accompanied by a rave review in the New York Times. Having performed on stages from Carnegie Hall to the 11,000 seat St. Louis MUNY to the the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, he’s now branching out into cabaret and concert performances.
He’s proud to share his favorite songs and stories with those who’ve supported him as he’s made his mark on Broadway, in film and on television.