Rodney Earl Clarke


UK baritone Rodney Earl Clarke, as seen in Les Misérables in London’s West End and featuring on the new anthem ‘We thank you’ for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, is hailed by Gramophone Magazine as a “singer to be watched”. 

Rodney Earl Clarke is recognised for his versatility in performance. Born in South-East London, Rodney enjoyed performing at an early age. Encouraged by his Jamaican parents and surrounded by three brothers and a sister, Rodney knew from early on that his singing voice was to be a huge part of his life.

From his days as a choirboy 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, 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 80th Birthday Celebration Prom, The Broadway Sound BBC Prom with the John Wilson Orchestra, Jake in Porgy and Bess under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and Crown in Porgy and 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.

Having overcome the challenges of having a stutter, Rodney also devotes 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’.

London Concert Choir concerts:

Rodney Earl Clarke
(7 July 2022)