Claire Manship is an actor, singer, dancer from Northern Virginia, who currently resides in New York City. Her most recent credits include starring in Music Theatre Wichita's Hairspray, STAGES St. Louis' regional premiere of It Shoulda Been You and DreamWorks' Madagascar, Miss Saigon at Signature Theatre, Theatreworks USA's Click Clack Moo, and a staged reading of Austentatious with Philadelphia's 11th Hour Theatre Company. Claire has also produced multiple concert series in NYC, including The Ladies Who Lunch, benefitting Planned Parenthood of NYC, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. She holds a BFA in Acting from Elon University, and has also trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. Claire loves hiking in Central Park, watching NBC and Netflix comedies, and baking cookies like there's no tomorrow.
Claire is represented by Craig Holzberg at Avalon Artists Group and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. You can hear Claire, and her co-host, Ian Brodsky, on their weekly podcast, The Thing That Happened This Week, on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.
UPCOMING: Claire will be playing Princess Carmella in a staged reading of the new musical Bliss, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, on Sunday, May 5th. Tickets can be reserved, here.
Bliss includes Book, Music, and Lyrics by Emma Lively and Tyler Beattie, Direction by Sheryl Kaller, and Choreography by Josh Prince.