Talent Files: Tad Wilson

Tad Wilson

Broadway veteran Tad Wilson is a graduate of Belmont University, Nashville, where he earned his degree in Commercial Music Vocal Performance. Since his professional debut at Opryland, USA, Mr. Wilson has appeared on stages around the country. He has been featured on ABC, TNN, and has performed twice for U.S. Presidents. As an original cast member of the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Rock of Ages, he was a part of the 2009 Tony Awards, and has appeared on "The View" and "The Today Show" concert series. He has worked with personalities such as Frank Wildhorn, and Richard Maltby, Jr., sharing the stage with Constantine Maroulis, Trisha Yearwood, Clay Aiken, Larry Gatlin, Hal Holbrook and Maya Angelou, among others.

Mr. Wilson was awarded the Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Mery-Go-Round Playhouse, Auburn), appearing also in the show's first staging in the round at the Sacramento Music Circus. He originated the role of the Jabberwock in Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland (Alley Theatre, Houston), and has worked with Wildhorn on several other projects, including For the Glory, The Civil War, Bonnie & Clyde, also performing on the recordings of Wildhorn's Forever Carmen and Tears of Heaven with Linda Eder. He has been involved in the development of numerous new shows, including the musical Grumpy Old Men after the Warner Bros. film.

Other roles include George in Sunday in the Park with George, Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde (Onstage Atlanta); Dave Bukatinsky in two productions of The Full Monty (Westchester Broadway Theatre and Gateway Playhouse); Stuart Dalrymple in Brigadoon (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Augusta Players). He has performed in Showstoppers aboard the General Jackson Showboat, and has extensive recording studio experience. For Melpomene Records Tad Wilson originates the role of the Commandeur on the Complete Original Concept recording of Dangerous Liaisons. More recently he has appeared in the premier Boadway productions of the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and in Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie & Clyde.

As the Commandeur in Dangerous Liaisons




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