Wade McCollum

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Wade McCollum
Awards Best Actor: Dallas/Fort Worth Critics Circle Award (Emcee in Cabaret), Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch) Backstage Garland Award (Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Drammy Award (Batboy in Batboy the Musical)
Website www.wadesong.com

Wade McCollum is an American film actor, stage actor and composer/musician.


Wade can currently be seen in Ernest Shackleton Loves Me as Ernest Shackleton, on off-Broadway.

Previously, he was in Wicked on Broadway, and starred as "Tick/Mitzi" in the first national tour of the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. In 2012 Wade was seen Off Broadway as the Velociraptor of Faith in Triassic Parq - the musical.[1]

McCollum attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and has performed in Jersey Boys (Chicago company) and with theatres such as Dallas Theatre Center, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Theatreworks (Silicon Valley) in Palo Alto, Indiana Repertory Theatre, GEVA theatre, Syracuse Stage, The Fulton Opera House, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Portland Playhouse. In New York McCollum has been seen as Jeffrey in Jeffrey at the Sage Theatre and as Nestor le Fripe in Irma la Douce at Musicals Tonight. In Los Angeles he was seen as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, for which he garnered the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Backstage's Garland Award for Best actor and won an Ovation Award for best Musical.

McCollum is featured in the short film Only Time Will Tell,written by Matt Gould and DJ Salisbury and directed by Greg Levins. The film was created for the 2010 Ripfest film festival.

As a composer, McCollum's musical ONE played in New York City. It then went on to be workshopped further at Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Lab.

McCollum can be seen BroadwayWorld.com web series Submissions Only as director Nolan Grigsby.[2]

Selected roles[edit]

With Submissions Only[edit]

Nolan Grigsby in Submissions Only 2011/12


Off Broadway[edit]

Velociraptor of Faith in Triassic Parq- 2012

Ernest Shackleton and others in Ernest Shackleton Loves Me 2017

With IRT and GEVA theatres[edit]

Dracula in Dracula 2011

With Theatreworks in Palo Alto[edit]

With Dallas Theatre Center[edit]

With Portland Center Stage[edit]

With Artists Repertory Theatre[edit]

With triangle! Theatre and Celebration Theatre[edit]

Other theaters[edit]


  • Portland Drammy awards for Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2003, and again for Bat Boy in 2004
  • Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle - Best Lead Performance for Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2004
  • LA Ovation award - Best Musical in 2004
  • BackStage West Garland Award – Best Lead Performance in 2004


  1. ^ "'Triassic Parq' Review: Off-Broadway Play Is Deeply Funny". www.huffingtonpost.com. 2012-06-28.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Submissions Only website". Submissionsonly.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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