Philip Clayton, a legit actor and singer, died Aug. 16 of AIDS complications at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He was 43.
A native of Billings, Mont., Clayton was raised in Salt Lake City. He attended the U. of Utah before moving to Los Angeles in 1977, where he began his acting career.
Clayton was an original cast member of “Jubilee” at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. He also toured in the national company of “La Cage aux Folles.”
Broadway credits included “Starlight Express,” “Aspects of Love” and “The Secret Garden.” Regional theater included the Paper Mill Playhouse and the Darien Theater.
In 1983 he relocated to New York City, where he lived for the rest of his life.
Clayton is survived by his parents and two brothers.