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The "True Grit" of Dallas' Victoria Clark

Victoria Clark, in the role that won her a Tony two years ago

Hockadaisy Victoria Clark gets a rave today in The New York Times, following her Monday-night performance at Lincoln Center's Kaplan Penthouse. Clark, a Yale University grad in 1982 who made her Broadway bow three years later in Sunday in the Park With George, has estimable credits, among them appearances in the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying that also starred Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally, the Tony Award-winning revival of Guys and Dolls and director Sam Mendes’ astounding reworking of Cabaret.

Writes Stephen Holden of Clark's performance: "Although fortified by a fancy music-theater education that carried her to Austria to study opera, fundamental true grit that smacks of her hometown, Dallas, seeps through her impeccable musical training." The 2005 Tony Award-winner, for the musical The Light in the Piazza, has just released her first album, Fifteen Seconds of Grace. --Robert Wilonsky

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