The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg’s The Dance of Death for Classic Stage Company
Victoria Clark has been job hunting lately, but not in a desperate way. A celebrated Broadway performer since the ’80s (Tony nominations for Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Gigi; a win for The Light in the Piazza), she’s rarely idle. Yet, like many a renowned actor, she’s always wanted to direct, too. In fact, that’s originally what she set out to do nearly four decades ago when, after graduating from Yale, she studied directing at New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Program. Chance — or perhaps fate — is what thrust her into the spotlight.