Kevin McCollum

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Kevin McCollum is a Broadway producer. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1984.[1]

He was co-producer of the musical Rent in 1996. That year the play won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Featured Actor. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making it only the fifth musical to ever win both the Pulitzer and the Tony. It also took the Best Musical honors at the Drama Desk Awards. In 2005 he served as executive producer for the movie version of Rent.[2]

In 2004 his company, The Producing Office, produced the musical Avenue Q, which won three Tony Awards in 2004: Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.[3]

In 2006 his company produced The Drowsy Chaperone, which received five Tony Awards out of 13 nominations. The play also received seven Drama Desk awards, including Best Musical, out of 14 nominations.[4]

Other honors include:

  • 2007, Tony Award winner, Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Musical, In the Heights
  • 2003, Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Best Revival of a Musical, La Bohème
  • 2002, Tony Award winner, Drama Desk Award winner, Best Revival of a Play, Private Lives
  • 1999, Drama Desk nomination, Unique Theatrical Experience, De La Guarda
  • 1994, Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Best Revival, Damn Yankees
  • 1994, Tony nomination, Best Play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

In 2005, Kevin McCollum was invited to give the commencement address for the graduating class at University of Cincinnati.[5]

In 2009, his Broadway hit Avenue Q moved back Off-Broadway.


  • Rieselman, Deborah. "Alumni on Broadway". University of Cincinnati Magazine. University of Cincinnati. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 

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