Wade McCollum is a multi-award-winning actor, composer, and writer/director who has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, Off Broadway in Triassiq Park, Secondary Dominance and most recently in his Lortel Award nominated star turn as Ernest Shackleton in the hit new musical Ernest Shackleton Loves Me at 2nd Stage. While in Boston with Shackleton he garnered the prestigious Boston Critic’s Association Norton award for “Best Actor in a Musical.” Ernest Shackleton Loves Me can currently be seen on BroadwayHD.com. 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 Ali Wentworth’s Nightcap. He has been seen in concert at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, The Duplex and The Cutting Room.
Other favourite acting credits include: Prior in Angels in America; Norm Waxman in Jersey Boys; Jake in A Lie of the Mind; Jeffrey in Jeffrey; Charlotte/others in I am my own Wife; Laucelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice; Dracula in Steven Dietz’s Dracula; Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Narrator in Fly By Night; Batboy inBatboy the Musical (Drammy Award, Best Actor); Cousin Kevin in Tommy; Crumpet in The Santaland Diaries; Emcee in Cabaret; (Dallas Theatre critic’s award, Best Actor) and Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Ovation, 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.
As a composer his critically acclaimed hit rock musical One was workshopped at PCPA Theatrefest and played a sold-out, extended run at IOTC in Portland Oregon and his original musical about Hermann Hesse The Other Shore has been work-shopped at Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black SwanLab, 59e59th St. in NYC and most recently Wade directed a showcase at NYC’s Classic Stage Company produced by Sonnet Repertory Theatre.
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Training: Guildford School of Acting (BA Hons Degree).
Theatre includes: Gazer in The Cagebirds (New Wimbledon Theatre Studio); Lead soloist for Aida Cruises; Marty in Gary Lloyd’s Grease; originated the role of Amelia in The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Landor Theatre/St James Theatre Studio); The Mikado (Charing Cross Theatre); West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre); Ariel in Footloose (Italian Tour); Jack in Jack and The Beanstalk (The Belgrade Theatre); Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (Electric Theatre) and Olivier Awards Choir 2011(Theatre Royal).
Film includes: Olympia, Singing My Way and First Dates.
Training: American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.
Theatre includes: Smile The Musical and Henry V (Off-Broadway); lead vocalist in Enlightened Up!; Gypsy and The Phantom of the Opera (Italian Tours); and lead vocalist aboard Aida Aura.
Television and Film includes: I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone and My Brilliant Friend.
Miguel was born in Puerto Rico, raised in New York City and now calls London his home.
Theatre includes: Argentine Singer in Midnight Tango (West End & UK Tours); Ritchie Valens and Tyrone Jones in The Buddy Holly Story (West End & UK/USA/Canada Tours); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Landor); West Side Story (Switzerland); The Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie); HMS Pinafore (UK Tour); the Butler in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (US Tour); Paul and Richie in A Chorus Line (US Tour and Papermill Playhouse) and Jacob in La Cage aux Folles (Stages St. Louis).
Forthcoming roles include reprising his role as the Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin, at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.
Training: Royal Academy of Music.
Theatre includes: The Show Must Go On (WWRY sequel workshop); Back to Before with Maria Friedman (Pheasantry); Days of Hope (Ye Olde Rose and Crown); They’re Playing Our Song (Broadway); Principal Vocalist for Belinda King creative productions and Francisco Goya in Carmen 1808 (Union).
Television and Video Games include: IKEA commercial; Hugo (Video Game); PC GamingThe Voice (Video Game); Spider/Man (Short Film); The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
Training: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Guildford School of Acting.
Credits whilst training: Grizabella in Cats, Violet Chandler in The Fix, Bullets Over Broadway and Rose in The Secret Garden (GSA); Olivier Awards 40th Concert (Royal Festival Hall); Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone (Tring Park)
Other Credits: Maureen in RENT, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Nancy in Oliver! (Curve Leicester).
Mary-Jean is making her professional debut in this production.
Guido is a Uruguayan actor musician, working in the UK stage since 2015.
Training: Instituto de Actuación de Montevideo and Associated Studios, London.
UK Theatre includes: Ordinary Days (Soho); Into the Woods (Chelsea); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Co); Fidel (Iris); Narnia (Brentwood); Julius Caesar (Brighton Fringe); CHE (BEAM2018); The Curse of Love (Bread & Roses); Illegals: The Game Show (Waterloo East); and A Brand New Start (Tristan Bates).
Andrea was born in Cesena, Italy, where he discovered his passion for theatre at the age of 14. He then moved to Parma to study ballet and musical theatre, which brought him to London at the age of 19.
Training: classical singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Andrea is making his professional debut in this production.
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Prior to training: choir member of Côr Heol Y March (winners of Junior Choir of the World 2014 at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod), supporting soloist to Tredegar Band and numerous male voice choirs in Wales.
Credits whilst training: Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing; Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls; and Thea in Spring Awakening.
Siwan is making her professional debut in this production.
Training: Royal Academy of Music & Cambridge University.
Theatre includes: Professor Bhaer in Little Women (Hope Mill), Don Armado in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Hackney Empire), Vince in Tape (Drayton Arms), Matias in My Dad’s Gap Year (Bush), Montano in Othello (Drayton Arms); Banquo in Macbeth, Cassio in Othello, Orsino in Twelfth Night(Lion & Unicorn); Zack-Jack ‘the Zach’ Jacksonin Armageddapocalypse: The Explosioning (Edinburgh Fringe).
Radio includes: Boris/Archie/Murray Buckley/Jeffreys in The Christmouse Mystery.
Concerts: Choir in Disney’s Broadway Hits (Royal Albert Hall).
Workshops: Cameron in His Indian Boyfriend (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Training: London School of Musical Theatre.
Theatre includes: The Toxic Avenger (West End / Edinburgh); Glasgow Girls (UK Tour); Bollywood Rose (British Asian Festival/Watford Palace); Arthur’s Quest: A Medieval Musical (Edinburgh Fringe / Space UK); 1963 They Had a Dream (Cochrane); and The Tempest (Millfield).
Film and Television includes: Canvas and Detention.
Other Performance Work: Reputation (workshop).
Theatre includes: Mother Courage (Southwark Playhouse); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Holy Crap! (King’s Head Theatre); Violetta’s Last Tango (Wilton’s Music Hall); Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); The Little Match Girl (Sadler’s Wells); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre, original London cast); From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre, original cast); The World’s Greatest Show (Royal Opera House) and God’s Garden (UK tour).
Television includes: Cold Feet.
Recordings include: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (original West End cast recording) and From Here to Eternity (original cast recording & DVD).
Training: Guildford School of Acting – 2018 graduate.
Credits whilst training: Mary in Hair; Soloist in GSA Singers; Georgina in Cats (Yvonne Arnaud); Joyful Noise; Eden Brent in Bullets Over Broadway; Martha in The Secret Garden; Charity in Sweet Charity (Workshop); Vocalist in The Olivier Awards in Concert (Maria Friedman); Imogen in Cymbeline; Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion; and Athena in The Oresteia.
Hannah is making her professional debut in this production.
Ross trained at Millennium Performing Arts.
Theatre includes: Elf - The Musical (Lowry Salford), Top Hat (Kilworth House); The Wipers Times (Arts); Big The Musical (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House); Singin’ in the Rain (Théâtre du Châtelet); Kiss Me Kate (Opera North); Fiddler on the Roof (Royal Albert Hall); Barry Humphries Eat Pray Laugh (London Palladium / UK Tour); White Christmas (Dominion); 42nd Street (Curve and Gala Performance at London Palladium); Annie (New Zealand Tour).
Television and Film includes: Penny Dreadful; Muppets Most Wanted.
Ross has also performed at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony directed by Danny Boyle.