The son of immigrant Jamaican parents and having to overcome the challenges of a severe speech impediment, Rodney devotes a great deal of his time to helping others who face challenges in their communication and speech, using the power of singing to guide them towards greater fluency and confidence in his online platform Singing Speaking.
His career is impressive (more about his previous roles below) and he is currently starring in Les Misérables. He was really lucky to secure a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Dulwich college, he was a choir boy at Southwark cathedral and then went onto study at Royal Academy of Music.
On the 12th March Rodney is set to release his single ‘Mantra’, which is the closing track of Voices for Reconciliation, a Contemporary Requiem (see press release below). The track was especially written for Rodney and is a statement of intent to overcome prejudice through togetherness, a parallel to the unifying message promoted by the world of sport.
Hailed by Gramophone as a “singer to be watched”, Rodney Earl Clarke is recognised for his versatility in performance. From his days as a choir boy at St. George’s Cathedral in Southwark to being a baritone at home with the music of 1930-1960 Broadway, Rodney has appeared in many shows including Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall, London, Jude Kelly’s award winning production of Bernstein’s On The Town, Kenneth Branagh’s epic film version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Sondheim’s 80thBirthday Celebration Prom, The Broadway Sound BBC Prom with the John Wilson Orchestra, Jake in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and Crown in Porgy & Bess under the direction of John Doyle with the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. He starred in Raymond Gubbay’s popular show Crazy for Gershwin which regularly toured the UK and also performed many times on BBC Radio 2 Friday Night Is Music Night, most notably in the David Jacobs Tribute Concert alongside Michael Ball, Gary Williams and Hannah Waddingham.