The Back Room Shakespeare Project
The 'You're So' Special

Colin Sphar is a US actor originally from Sacramento, CA who performs in Chicago and around the country. In Chicago, Colin co-created and co-hosts a variety show at The Boxcar called The You're So Special, a community based night of artistic expression. He also plays with the Back Room Shakespeare Project. He has received Ovation, Joseph Jefferson, and Elly Awards for his work.

Currently appearing in the Netflix- and Shondaland-produced Queen's Ball: Bridgerton Experience, his work on stage also includes MOSQUE4MOSQUE (Steppenwolf, SCOUT workshop), Luna Gale (Goodman Theatre, world premiere and Center Theatre Group), We Are Proud to Present... (Theater Emory), They Could Give No Name (Victory Gardens, Ignition Festival), Posh (Steep Theatre), Letters Home (Griffin Theatre, national tour) and work with Primary Stages, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Southwest Shakespeare Company, Nebraska Rep, Capital Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, TimeLine, and Teatro Vista. He can also be seen in commercials as well as on film and TV in Liminal Vortices, Be Here With Me, Nine Lives, and Con Vex.


Colin grew up acting, singing, and dancing professionally before going to Chicago to study acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University. He studied internationally at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England and the Roy Hart Centre at Malérargues, France.

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