ON THE EXHALE at Chautauqua Theater Company.  Photo by Dave Munch.

Claire Karpen (AEA/SAG AFTRA) is an actor, director and teacher based in NYC who has worked both On/Off Broadway, regionally and internationally. 

Acting: London: Into the Woods (Menier Chocolate Factory). Broadway: Sylvia. Off-Broadway: Into the Woods (Roundabout/Fiasco); The Heir Apparent by David Ives (Classic Stage Company); Jack by Melissa Ross (59E59); At the Table by Michael Perlman (HERE Arts/Fault Line). Regional: Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle (DPT); Into the Woods (Old Globe, McCarter); Dairyland (Playmakers Rep); On the Exhale (Chautauqua Theatre); Bedroom Farce (Westport Country Playhouse); Don't Talk to the Actors (Penguin Rep); Richard III, Much Ado, Tempest, Comedy of Errors (Trinity Rep); The 60's Project (Goodspeed); The Last Five Years (Stamford Center for the Arts).  Film/TV: The House on Cox Curve (Brightside Festival Best Actress Nomination); Box of Buttons; several national commercials.  She is also a proud Eastern Region Principal Councilor in Actors' Equity Association.

Sampling of productions below (click on photos for larger versions/slideshow.).

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  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • On The Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • On the Exhale by Martín Zimmerman

    At Chautauqua Theater Company Director: Patrick Walsh Scenic: Sasha Schwartz Costumes: Dorottya Vincze Lighting: Baxter Carlisle Chambers Sound: Zackery A. Bennett Stage Manager: Emily Glinick* Asst Stage Manager: Kacie Pimentel Photos by Dave Munch

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger (un-retouched)

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Ernestine

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle

  • Hallie Bee Bard and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Hallie Bee Bard and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Daniel Pearce and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Michael Brian Ogden and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Claire Karpen, Michael Brian Ogden, Chris Corporandy and Hallie Bee Bard

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Claire Karpen and Dani Cochrane

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Daniel Pearce and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Michael Brian Ogden and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Chris Corporandy and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Claire Karpen and Michael Brian Ogden

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle

  • Claire Karpen and Daniel Pearce

  • Claire Karpen and Daniel Pearce

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle

  • Daniel Pearce and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Daniel Pearce and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Claire Karpen and Chris Corporandy

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Chris Corporandy and Claire Karpen

    Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle Detroit Public Theater Directed by Vivienne Benesch Scenic: Michael Carnahan Lights: Cecilia Durbin Costumes: Shelby Newport Sound: Katie Hopgood SM: Katherine Nelson

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Photo by Jordan Geiger

  • Jack by Melissa Ross, Summer Shorts 2017

    Quincy Dunn-Baker and Claire Karpen. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

  • Jack by Melissa Ross. Summer Shorts 2017

    Quincy Dunn-Baker and Claire Karpen. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

  • Opening Night of Jack by Melissa Ross at 59E59.

    Quincy Dunn-Baker and Claire Karpen.

  • Into the Woods at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, UK.

    Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld, Claire Karpen and Emily Young

  • Into the Woods at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, UK.

    Claire Karpen

  • Into the Woods at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, UK.

    Andy Groteleuschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen, Noah Brody

  • Sylvia at the Cort Theater (Curtain Call)

    Robert Sella, Claire Karpen, Matthew Broderick and Annaleigh Ashford

  • Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse

    Scott Drummond and Claire Karpen

  • Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse

    Claire Karpen and Scott Drummond

  • Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse

    Claire Karpen

  • Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse

    Claire Karpen and Carson Elrod

  • Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse

    Scott Drummond, Carson Elrod, Sarah Manton and Claire Karpen.

  • Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse

    Carson Elrod, Scott Drummond and Claire Karpen

  • Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse

    Claire Karpen and Carson Elrod

  • At the Table with Fault Line Theater

  • At the Table, Fault Line Theater

  • At the Table, Fault Line Theater

  • Opening Night of Into the Woods

    Jennifer Mudge, Jessie Austrian, Claire Karpen, Liz Hayes, Emily Young. Photo by Jennifer Broksi, broadwayworld.com.

  • Opening Night of Into the Woods

    Claire Karpen. Photo by Jennifer Broksi.

  • Into the Woods at the Roundabout

    Full cast. Photo by Joan Marcus.

  • Into the Woods in The New Yorker

  • No One is Alone.

    Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld, Claire Karpen and Emily Young. Photo by Joan Marcus.

  • Into the Woods at the Roundabout

    Photo by Joan Marcus.

  • INTO THE WOODS

    Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

  • INTO THE WOODS

    Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

  • INTO THE WOODS

    Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

  • The Heir Apparent at CSC

    With Dave Quay, Carson Elrod and Claire Karpen. Photo by Richard Termine.

  • The Heir Apparent at CSC

    Photo by Richard Termine.

  • The Heir Apparent at CSC

    With Suzanne Bertish, Amelia Pedlow, Dave Quay, Claire Karpen and Carson Elrod. Photo by Ruby Washington/NY Times

  • The Heir Apparent at CSC

    With Paxton Whitehead, Claire Karpen. Carson Elrod, Dave Quay and Amelia Pedlow. Photo by Richard Termine.

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Top row: Jenny Mudge, Liz Hayes, Ben Steinfeld, Jessie Austrian, Paul Coffeey, Bottom row: Noah Brody, Claire Karpen, Matt Castle, Emily Young, Patrick Mulryan, Andy Groteleuschen

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Noah Brody, Andy Groteleuschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Bird calling. Claire Karpen

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Claire Karpen, Noah Brody and Andy Groteleuschen

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Claire Karpen and Emily Young

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Andy Groteleuschen, Jessie Austrian and Claire Karpen

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Paul Coffey, Claire Karpen and Matt Clastle

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Claire Karpen

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld, Claire Karpen and Emily Young

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    Claire Karpen

  • Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the McCarter Theater. Photo by T Charles Erickson

    "I wish." Full Company.

  • Into the Woods at the McCarter

    Visited by Stephen Sondheim.

  • Into the Woods at the McCarter

    Visit with Bernadette Peters.

  • James Lapine visits FIasco's Into the Woods at the McCarter

    Front: Tim Cryan (lighting designer), Michael Perlman (associate director), Ben Steinfeld (co-director/Baker), James Lapine (book, director of original production), Claire Karpen (Cinderella/Granny), Emily Young (Little Red/Rapunzel), Lisa Shriver (choreographer), Andy Groteleuschen (Milky White/Rapunzel's Prince/Stepsister), Wendy Locher (costume designer) Back: Liz Hayes (Jack's Mother/Cinderella's Stepmother), Patrick Mulryan (Jack/Steward), Jenny Mudge (Witch), Matt Castle (music director/ensemble), Jessie Austrian (Baker's Wife), Noah Brody (co-director/Cinderella's Prince/Stepsister)

  • Claire Karpen and Noah Brody.

    Photo by Matt Pilsner Rehearsal of Fiasco's Into the Woods at the McCarter

  • Patrick Mulryan, Matt Castle, Noah Brody, Claire Karpen and Ben Steinfeld figuring it out.

    Photo by Matt Pilsner Rehearsal of Fiasco's Into the Woods at the McCarter

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

    Ranevskaya comes home.

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The Cherry Orchard, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

    With Amanda Brooke Lerner and Jack Mulcahy

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

    With Amanda Brooke Lerner and Jack Mulcahy

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

    With Amanda Brooke Lerner

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

    With Jack Mulcahy and Lisa Younger

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

  • The House on Cox Curve. Photos by Sabrina Lantos.

    With Amanda Brooke Lerner

  • Don't Talk to the Actors at Penguin Rep

    With Alexander Turshen, playwright Tom Dudzik, Richard Kline, Beth Fowler and David Arkema

  • Don't Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick, directed by Thomas Caruso

    With (left to right) Alexandra Turshen, David Arkema, Claire Karpen, Wilbur Henry, Beth Fowler and Richard Kline

  • Don't Talk to the Actors at Penguin Rep

    with Beth Fowler

  • Don't Talk to the Actors at Penguin Rep

  • Don't Talk to the Actors at Penguin Rep

    with David Arkema

  • Headshots by Jordan Matter.

  • Headshots by Jordan Matter.

  • With Harris Yulin. All My Sons at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz

  • Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Marlene in Top Girls at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Marlene in Top Girls at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Marlene in Top Girls at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Clementine in The Girl from Maxim's at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Kate in All My Sons at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Kate in All My Sons at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Countess in Alls Well That Ends Well at Juilliard

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Countess in Alls Well That Ends Well at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.

  • Countess in Alls Well That Ends Well at Juilliard.

    Photo by Jessica Katz.