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Wade McCollum

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Birth dateMarch 4,
Place of birthChico, California, USA

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Wade McCollum is an American film actor, stage actor and composer/musician, and is a member of the Actors' Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. He currently resides and appears in Los Angeles, CA and New York, New York.

McCollum grew up on the road, traveling with his father, Michael McCollum, who was a drummer for a number of bands including Foolish Pleasure, Reflections, and Tracer. He also spent a considerable amount of his childhood living in Ashland Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

McCollum has been performing professionally all of the country since 1997. 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 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 Wade has been seen as Jeffrey in [[Jeffrey}} at the Sage Theatre and as Nestor le Fripe in Irma la Duece at Musicals Tonight, as well as in concerts and cabarets at various venues throughout the city: The Cutting Room, The Duplex,

In Los Angeles Wade 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 has recently completed his first album Beauty is a Streetlight

Wade 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.

Since 2002, RIPFEST has provided an outlet for some of New York and LA’s brightest filmmaking and theatrical talents, allowing both established and up-and-coming artists to collaborate on professional-quality short films over a 16-day process. RIPFEST is a unique collaborative filmmaking project that allows filmmakers the freedom to do what they do best just make films.


As a composer Wade's musical ONE played at 59 e 59th st in NYC. It then went on to be workshopped further at Oregon Shakepeare Festivals prestigious Black Swan Lab. Wade is currently working on two shows "ONE the musical" with Kristin Steele and "Starfest" with Mario Farwell

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