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 the variety show The You're So Special at Steep Theatre's Boxcar, and enjoys playing with the brave and talented artists of the Back Room Shakespeare Project. He has been the recipient of Ovation, Joseph Jefferson, and Elly Awards for his work.

This fall, Colin reprises his role as Mr. Wickham in The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley with Capital Stage, after most recently appearing in the Netflix- and Shondaland-produced Queen's Ball: Bridgerton Experience in Chicago.


His work on stage also includes Mosque4Mosque (Steppenwolf, SCOUT), We Are Proud to Present... (Theater Emory), They Could Give No Name (Victory Gardens, Ignition), Luna Gale (Goodman Theatre, world premiere and Center Theatre Group), Posh (Steep Theatre), Letters Home (Griffin Theatre, national tour) and work with Primary Stages, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Southwest Shakespeare Company, Nebraska Rep, Sacramento Theatre Company, TimeLine, and Teatro Vista.


He can 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 graduating from 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.