Wade McCollum

Current project: IT HAPPENED KEY WEST in London's West End! CLICK HERE for TICKETS

Click here to watch a video of Wade singing UNDYING LOVE from KEY WEST

Critic Quotes from London's West End:

"It Happened in Key West is motored by an outstanding lead turn from the Broadway performer Wade McCollum" The Times

 “Wade McCollum, brought over from New York, is impressive as Carl . . . .” – The Guardian

 “Wade McCollum brings plenty of star quality and singing chops to the role of the Count . . . .” – Broadway World

 "Trailing bucketloads of Broadway charisma in his wake, the multi-award winning Wade McCollum quickly establishes Count Carl von Cosel, and his light, butter-soft, baritone irresistibly embraces the show’s melodies and win us over." theatreworld

 “. . . and thanks to some sterling work and incredible vocals Wade McCollum makes Carl by far the most interesting character . . . .” – The Reviews Hub

 “Wade McCollum as Count Carl Von Cosel has a gorgeous Broadway baritone and carries much of the evening’s comedy . . . .” – Entertainment Focus

 “McCollum is the stand out performer . . . . And with a twinkle in his eye he adds a much-needed extra dimension to the show, whilst his rich baritone fills the auditorium.” – thespyinthesstalls.com

 "Performance-wise Wade McCollum was amazingly good. He made Carl a sympathetic figure so that, whilst you may not have liked what he was doing throughout the story, you didn’t end up hating him. Wade also has a striking and powerful voice that sounded amazing in the musical numbers. " London Theatre 1

"The first thing to note is that leading man Wade McCollum, imported from New York, succeeds and transcends, this is an extraordinary achievement.-londonboxoffice
"Wade McCollum is exceptional and manages the material with great aplomb and a compelling presence." the review chap

a very strong, compelling Wade McCollum really does hold the show together with an elegant, intelligent and charismatic performance.“.  Lastminutetheatretickets.com


“Wade McCollum gives a superbly meticulous performance, in the act one finale, ‘Undying Love’ he cements with the audience his stellar performance”.      theatre weekly 


“Wade McCollum is truly brilliant.” HaleySprout.com


“Wade McCollum is Charismatic and insanely talented.” London city nights.com

“the production is blessed with the casting of Wade McCollum. In fine voice, with excellent comic skills, he manages to make you feel for this wannabe Frankenstein, despite everything. McCollum has terrific stage presence and effortlessly propels us over the show’s flaws. Come for the crazy, stay for the star.” Once a week theatre

 “Wade McCollum gives a really strong performance as Von Cosel . . . .” – The Stage



Wade was Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award in NYC for Shackleton- Best Leading actor in a musical!

Watch Shackleton on BROADWAY HD- CLICK HERE

Wade won the Boston Norton Award for Best Actor for playing Shackleton!

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME won BEST NEW MUSICAL at the Off Broadway Alliance Awards!!!

Here are some things critics in NYC are saying about Wade:

"McCollum's confident, well attuned performance...gleams with valiant good cheer." -New York Times

"I was bowled over by the bearded McCollum, a tall, athletic, deep-voiced actor, who not only sings extremely well but displays chameleonic virtuosity in multiple roles and charismatic chops that allow him to be commandingly heroic at one moment and broadly or wryly comic at another. McCollum is one of the most refreshing presences on the current New York stage" The Broadway Blog

 "Wade McCollum is a hilarious, as he plays multiple roles. Vocally and musically, he masters the numbers...As Shackleton, Mr. McCollum is a superbly confident Dudley Do-Right who captures the audience, as they stand to their feet at the end of this thrilling new entree into the 2017 season." -Times Square Chronicles

 "McCollum cuts a humorous figure, or actually several, since he plays multiple roles, he is particularly dynamic as Shackleton. McCollum's broad comic and often gut-busting performance gets a laugh every time he says his name. He even manages to sell some of DiPietro’s deliberately anachronistic jokes." The Wrap

 "Wade McCollum, with a twinkle and grin, blessed with a rich voice and good acting chops, should go on to be theater’s next new leading man." Theatre Pizzazz

 "What sells it is the unrelenting charisma of McCollum. he switches easily and seamlessly between several characters and enlivens each one, even those that are essentially one-liners. He knows how to time a joke for maximum response, and his ability to work the crowd is noteworthy. He quite literally has the audience eating right out of his hands." Curtain Up

 "Super-talented Wade McCollum seems to be channeling Will Ferrell." Citi Tour NY



Wade as Sidney Carton on THE KNICK (Cinemax/HBO)

"McCollum is a force of nature from wall-shredding entrance to heart-searing apotheosis. Blessed with hydraulic chops and a Slinky's dexterity, McCollum is hilarious, spontaneous, complex, dangerous."- LA TIMES

"McCollum balances just the right amount of braggadocio with stalwart optimism. He also has a glorious singing voice, shifting easily from a rich baritone to a solid falsetto with ease, and adding the needed tenderness to a ballad he sings to Kat’s baby boy. McCollum also has a wonderful sense of comic timing, turning what could have been a stiff, cardboard character into one with charm and heart. " - Boston Globe

"McCollum's confident, well attuned performance...gleams with valiant good cheer." -New York Times