Claire-Frances is an NYC-based actor, singer, dancer, composer/lyricist, and playwright. Originally from Michigan, Claire-Frances graduated from Central Michigan University with a BFA in Musical Theater Performance. She’s most recently performed off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre and in various cabaret settings in NYC. Claire-Frances is an internationally produced and award-winning playwright with work produced by and/or developed at the Powerhouse Theater, Midland Center for the Arts, TACT studios, The Pulp Stage Theatre Company, and the Bread and Roses Theater. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Playwright's Center of Minneapolis, and is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s National Musical Theater Award for her original musical Fostered Love. Her work includes short plays, full-length plays, song cycles, and full-length musicals with original music, lyrics, and libretti. Whatever the medium, Claire-Frances is dedicated to being a person and what that means when you get to make art with other people. You may have seen her at the Open Jar Institute for Musical Theater, at the Powerhouse Theater Training Company as a playwriting apprentice, or at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in residence as a playwright observer. When she’s not making things, Claire-Frances loves reading, spending time with her family, and learning about outer space.
The Midland Center in Michigan begins rehearsals for A Christmas Carol in late October, a new adaptation commissioned from the Center by Claire-Frances Sullivan. Performances begin in their mainstage season the second week of December. The Pulp Stage Theatre Company in Portland, Oregon will be doing a workshop reading of Close Encounters by Claire-Frances on Wednesday, November 14th, with a full production forthcoming. On Sunday, November 16th, you can catch CF at the Duplex singing in PLP Productions' "The Quirky Cabaret". Claire-Frances is also spending time reading plays for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's submission process for their 2019 National Playwright's Conference.