Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Wade McCollum


Wade McCollum

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Guest Actor for We Foxes (ĭmáGen, 2017)

Wade McCollum is a multi-award-winning actor, director, composer, and writer who has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, Off Broadway in Triassic Parq, Secondary Dominance and most recently as “Ernest Shackleton” in the hit new musical Ernest Shackleton Loves Me at 2nd Stage: OBA award for Best New Musical. While in Boston with Shackleton Wade garnered the prestigious Boston Critic’s Association Norton award for “Best Actor in a Musical.” Ernest Shackleton Love Me was just filmed for Broadway HD and due to popular demand has been extended for several encore airings. Wade recently led the Broadway tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert as “Tick,” guest starred as “Sydney Carton” opposite Clive Owen on Cinemax/HBO's The Knick and appeared opposite Julianna Margulies on Nightcap. He has been seen in concert at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, The Duplex and The Cutting Room.

Other favorite acting credits include: Norm Waxman in Jersey Boys, Dracula in Steven Dietz's Dracula, Batboy in Batboy the Musical (Drammy Award, Best Actor), Jeffrey in Jeffrey, Prior in Angels In America, Charlotte/others in I Am My Own Wife, Laucelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, Cousin Kevin in Tommy, Jake in A Lie of the Mind, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Narrator in Fly By Night, Crumpet in The Santaland Diaries, Emcee in Cabaret, (DallasFortWorth theatre critic's award, Best Actor) and Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Ovation best musical, Los Angeles Critics Circle, Drammy and Garland Awards) Wade also appeared as a series regular on the wildly popular Broadway web-series Submissions Only as Nolan Grigsby.

ĭmáGen is a collaborative venture between the MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center.