Colin Donnell

Birth Place: United States

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Donnell has been part of many national stage tours, such as Mamma Mia! and Wicked. His first Broadway Theatre performance was in Jersey Boys as Hank Mejewski. His other stage credits include Follies, Meet Me in St. Louis, Johnny Baseball and many more. He played Billy Crocker in the 2011 Broadway revival of Anything Goes and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, and an Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer.

Donnell made his television debut by playing Mike Ruskin in the television series Pan Am. In 2012, Donnell was cast as Tommy Merlyn in television series Arrow, where he is a series regular in the first season and made occasional appearances in later seasons, including the final season.

In July and August 2013, Donnell starred as Berowne in the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. He also appeared as Elizabeth Banks' husband in the crime thriller Every Secret Thing, which was released on May 15, 2015.

In January 2014, Donnell was cast as Monty in the 1960s-era Broadway musical Violet alongside Sutton Foster and Joshua Henry; previews began on March 28, and the show officially opened on April 20. In July, Donnell was cast to play Joshua Jackson's brother in Showtime original drama The Affair.

In 2015, he performed in the City Center Encores! production of the musical Lady, Be Good, alongside Tommy Tune, Erin Mackey and Patti Murin.

In March 2015, Donnell starred in Love Is A Four Letter Word, a pilot for NBC in which he played Sean, an ad agency partner; the show was not picked up to series. Donnell then landed a regular role in the NBC series, Chicago Med, playing a doctor in trauma surgery. On April 19, 2019, it was announced that Donnell was leaving the series after four seasons as a series regular.

A special Encores! Off-Center staged concert of Songs for a New World was performed at New York City Center June 27 through June 30, 2018. The production was directed by Kate Whoriskey and starred Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer.

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Colin Donnell STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2023
Roy Scheider

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
The Old Globe Premiere Production, 2019
Russell Hammond

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Production, 2018
Performer

[St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny 2015 Production, 2015
Jim Hardy

[Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Production, 2015
Performer

[Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2014
Monty

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2012
Franklin Shepard

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Billy Crocker

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
John Truett

[Off-Broadway]
2006
John Truitt

[Beverly, MA (Regional)]
North Shore Music Theatre Production, 2006
Peter

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Male Roles (Understudy)

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Hank Majewski [Replacement]

Bob Gaudio (Understudy) [Replacement]

Hank Majewski (Understudy) [Replacement]

Nick Massi (Understudy) [Replacement]


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Broadway Records Founder Van Dean To Launch New Label, Center Stage Records

Broadway Records Founder Van Dean is set to launch a new label called Center Stage Records, expanding his influence in the entertainment industry.

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Adam Pascal, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell & More Winners Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

Winners have been announced for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! The 2023 Cabaret Awards honor excellence in NYC's Cabaret Community for events which took place between October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Cabaret Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Cabaret Awards; Current Live Standings

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Voting Update

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Cynthia Nixon Visits THE SHARK IS BROKEN Ahead of Closing Weekend

On Thursday, November 16, ahead of THE SHARK IS BROKEN’s final weekend on Broadway at the Golden Theatre, Cynthia Nixon (The Gilded Age, And Just Like That…, Sex and the City), stopped by to see the splash-hit! After the show, she met the cast and posed for a photo.

Paige Davis & More to Join Robert Bannon for Christmas Show at Chelsea Table + Stage

Robert Bannon, the renowned performer, is set to captivate audiences with his Old School Holiday Special, 'A Robert Bannon Christmas Special', on December 9th at 7pm.

3 Broadway Shows Close Today

Today, November 19, 2023, Broadway says goodbye to three productions. The Shark Is Broken takes its final bow at the John Golden Theatre following 18 previews and 116 regular performances; Jaja's African Hair Braiding wraps up at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre following  21 previews and 56 regular performances; and Melissa Etheridge: My Window concludes its run at the Circle in the Square Theatre following 8 previews and 44 regular performances.

THE SHARK IS BROKEN Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway

This weekend, THE SHARK IS BROKEN celebrated 100 performances at the Golden Theatre! Learn how to purchase tickets to the show!

Huey Lewis Musical THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL Will Arrive on Broadway in 2024

As BroadwayWorld first reported in September, The Heart of Rock and Roll is coming to Broadway! Producers Hunter Arnold, Tyler Mitchell and Kayla Greenspan announced that the new musical inspired by the iconic songs of Huey Lewis and The News, will open on Broadway at The James Earl Jones Theatre.

THE SHARK IS BROKEN Enters Final 3 Weeks of Performances on Broadway

Only three more weeks to see the strictly limited engagement of THE SHARK IS BROKEN, the laugh-out-loud comedy that has been making a splash on Broadway.

Photo: Paul Rudd & Lin-Manuel Miranda Visit THE SHARK IS BROKEN

See photos of Paul Rudd and Lin-Manuel Miranda at The Shark is Broken on Broadway!

Richard Dreyfuss is Unhappy With How He is Portrayed in THE SHARK IS BROKEN

The Shark is Broken is the new Broadway play, which explores the behind-the-scenes drama that took place during the filming of the 1975 film Jaws. Richard Dreyfuss shared his opinions on the production in a recent interview, including how it hurt his feelings the way he was portrayed.

Photos: Original JAWS Star Richard Dreyfuss Visits THE SHARK IS BROKEN on Broadway

The stars of THE SHARK IS BROKEN got a special surprise at the Golden Theater on Wednesday when the real Richard Dreyfuss came to the show! Check out photos!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

Photos/Video: Leslie Odom, Jr. Hosts BROADWAY FOREVER Concert With Alex Newell, Adam Pascal, Shoshana Bean, and More!

The second installment of Broadway Forever was held on October 15, hosted by Leslie Odom, Jr. and featuring performances from Adam Pascal, Alex Newell, Shoshana Bean, and more. Check out photos and video footage here!

THE SHARK IS BROKEN to Offer $75 Orchestra and $45 Mezzanine Tickets as Part of 'Sharktober'

Celebrate “Sharktober” with $75 orchestra tickets and $45 mezzanine tickets to see the laugh-out-loud comedy that has been making a splash on Broadway.

Colin Donnell FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Colin Donnell has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Colin Donnell has not appeared in the West End.

Colin Donnell has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Anything Goes." Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same production, "Anything Goes." These nominations highlight his talent and recognition in the Broadway industry.

Colin Donnell's next show will be The Shark Is Broken which opens on 8/10/2023 on Broadway.

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