Colin Donnell

Colin Donnell Biography

Colin Donnell (born October 9, 1982) is an American actor best known for his performances as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes and Tommy Merlyn in the The CW television series Arrow.

Early life and education

Colin Donnell was born in St. Louis, Missouri, as the youngest of three brothers. He has Irish ancestry. He played the Guitar and took singing lessons when he was 17. His introduction to the stage was in high-school where he was a part of the choir and was in the background juggling and doing circus tricks, which led him in being part of his first school musical production of Barnum. As he put it, he "loved it" and the rest is just history. Colin graduated from Indiana University in 2005.


Donnell has been part of many stage national 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, Anything Goes for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, Johnny Baseball and many more. Donnell started off in television by playing Mike Ruskin in the television series Pan Am. Since the fall of 2012, he starred as Tommy Merlyn in television series Arrow. For the summer of 2013, Donnell will star as Berowne in the musical adaption of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost and he will also appear as Elizabeth Banks' husband in the crime thriller Every Secret Thing, which does not yet have a release date.

Personal Life

Donnell resides in New York, with a rooftop apartment. He is a literary aficionado and a music man. He has two tattoos from his tour trips - one from Memphis and one from Dayton; which are five silhouettes of birds to represent his family, and a Fleur De Lis, to show his passion for the New Orleans Saints. In May of 2013, Donnell got his appendix removed. Donnell is currently dating actress Zelda Williams.


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2014 Every Secret Thing Post-production
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2011"2012 Pan Am Mike Ruskin 4 episodes
2012"2013 Arrow Tommy Merlyn Main Cast; 20 episodes
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2011 L.A. Noire Various Voice
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2005 Almost Heaven: Songs and Stories of John Denver Male Roles
2005"2007 Jersey Boys Hank Mejewski, Nick Massi, Bob Gaudio
2006 Jesus Christ Superstar Peter
Meet Me In St. Louis John Truitt
2007 Mamma Mia! Sky
Follies Young Ben
Me, Myself and I Otto
2008 High School Musical on Stage! Troy Bolton
2009 Wicked Fiyero
2010 Johnny Baseball Johnny O'Brian
2011"2012 Anything Goes Billy Crocker Nominated " Astaire Award Outstanding Male Dancer
Nominated " Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nominated " Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
2012 Merrily We Roll Along Franklin Shepard
2013 Love's Labour's Lost Berowne

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