clough // PERFORMER

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During my stage acting years, which were underwritten with soap opera and industrial gigs, I performed over a hundred roles, along the way earning awards and working with Show Biz icons Sir Anthony Hopkins, F. Murray Abraham, Mike Nichols, Herbert Berghof, and lesser stars Michael Nouri, Penelope Ann Miller, and even James Gandolfini (fifteen years before he became Tony Soprano). My roles included many of Shakespeare’s leading characters (among them, Hotspur, Falstaff, Bottom, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar), musical theatre characters such as Jud Fry in Oklahoma (twice), Fagin in Oliver, Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate, and Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, as well as the title roles in The Nerd (the most fun I’ve ever had on stage), Dracula, and The Odyssey. Prestigious venues on my resume include The Public Theatre in NYC, The Actors Theatre in Louisville, and The Dallas Theatre Center. I’ve garnered a number of acting nominations, including two Irene Ryans, one for lead actor—Hal in Years in the Making—and another for supporting actor—Jim in Glass Menagerie.

As a singer, I began in church choir as a youth, did musical theatre as a teenager, then in my 20’s tried the blues and R&B during my years in New Orleans. It has been this eclectic mix of styles, along with my love of bizarre or creepy songs, that earned me extraordinary reviews while driving audiences into cheering frenzies in such cabaret venues as Danny’s, The Metropolitan, and Don’t Tell Mama’s in NYC; Odette’s, Bob Egan’s Cabaret Club, and Cosmopolitan Club in New Hope, PA; Off-Broad Street in Hopewell, NJ; Stockton Inn in Stockton, NJ; Salt Creek Grille in Princeton, NJ; and McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park, NJ. I’ve also fronted a number of bands, and free-lanced with a number of pianists. I owe an enormous debt as a teacher, performer, director and person to my mentor, the late, great Uta Hagen. Much of my acting philosophy is borrowed from her principles.

Check out the songs on Audio and Video below for representative performances. See Reviews section to find these and other glowing phrases: “excellent timing”, “devastating delivery”, “If you want to learn how to deliver a song, watch and listen to Bruce”, “marvelous…charming…delightful… perfect… sophisticated”, “uses his considerable range with uncanny precision”, “[makes] frequent shifts of emotion, from fury to laughter to tears, believable”, “handles a wide range of styles”, “powerful voice, brilliant body language and commanding bearing”, “handsome, charismatic and dynamic”, and “Bruce moves with the finesse of a Barrymore” (Drew Barrymore?). Contact me if you need a singer for private engagements (weddings, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements).


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"voice—raspy, sexy" Cabaret Hotline

“Bruce Clough’s The Dark Side…in a packed room at Don’t Tell Mama’s was both dark and a great deal of fun. Bruce is an amazing MEGA-talent! What a spectacular voice—raspy, sexy, with a tremendous range and soul. He is a fantastic actor who really pushed himself and the envelope in this show. Bruce is also a wonderful story teller: his complete and total connection to the lyrics totally fascinated me, and his patter was fluid and delivered as if he was just chatting us up but with purpose.” CABARET HOTLINE - Sue Matsuki.


"sophisticated actor ... wonderful singer" WBCB Radio (1490 AM)

"Marvelous...charming...delightful...perfect...Bruce is a sophisticated actor and a wonderful singer. If you want to learn how to deliver a song, watch and listen to Bruce." WBCB RADIO (1490 AM) - Anita Donovan.


"Uncanny Precision" Picayme

"Bruce uses his considerable range with uncanny precision, making the frequent shifts of emotion, from fury to laughter to tears, believable." New Orleans Times - Terence Adams.