Fifth season: Fawn in Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Countess Ebba Sparre in Christina, The Girl King and understudy in Hay Fever. Claire Lautier is a classically trained actor and singer who has played leading roles on stages in Canada and New York, across the United States and abroad, and has been featured in mainstream motion pictures and on television. Stratford: During five seasons as a leading actor at the Stratford Festival, highlights include Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Aricie in Phèdre. In New York: Isabella in Edward the Second and the Duchess in The Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull Theatre); The Dining Room (Keen Company, Drama Desk Award); Hedda Gabler and Chaucer in Rome (Broadway and Lincoln Center). Elsewhere: Other favourites include Lady Anne in Richard III and Roxane in Cyrano (The Shakespeare Theatre Company); Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company); and many roles in regional theatre, including at Baltimore Center Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, The Walnut Street Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and others. Film: Credits include Margarita (director Laurie Colbert), My Soul to Take (director Wes Craven), Ghost Town (director David Koepp), Confessions of a Shopaholic (director PJ Hogan), Elf (director Jon Favreau), House of D (director David Duchovny), the short film By Courier (Academy Award-nominated in 2001). Television: King, 3lbs, Grey’s Anatomy, Numb3rs, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children, Guiding Light and others. Et cetera: As a singer, Claire has performed in musical theatre, and appeared most recently as a soloist at St. James Cathedral in Toronto for the annual LOFT Concert. She is currently working on material for a cabaret show. Claire is an honour graduate of Duke University and The Juilliard School, and attended French International School in Washington, D.C., growing up. As a fluent French speaker, Claire loves making her home in a bilingual country. Her family is far flung – from the south of France to Florida, California, Wales, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, affording exciting opportunities for travel! Claire is a Certified Teacher of Gyrotonic Expansion System and practices Kundalini Yoga regularly. She also owns and operates Grasse Roots Perfumery, her own company producing 100-per-cent natural luxury perfumes, bath salts and room fragrances (www.grasseroots.com). She feels blessed to live in the beautiful and vibrant town of Stratford, Ontario, with her husband, actor Geraint Wyn Davies, and so many talented and creative friends.
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