“Boyishly handsome Collin Sanderson… makes his unmistakable mark as Chicago’s newest leading man.” – Chicago Theatre Review
I am a native Californian, spending my entire childhood growing up in the beautiful city of Irvine. My parents always said I was singing and dancing before I could talk. They fostered my gift by having me audition for the All-American Boys Chorus. I started singing professionally with the chorus at the age of 9 and toured the world for 5 years to Canada, Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea, and all over the United States.
It wasn’t until I was 12 years old, and got accepted into the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), that my passion for theatre began. Everyone has a moment where their life changes and they know who they want to be and what they want to do. For some of us, this happens at an early age, for others, it happens later in life. For me, it was my first conservatory class with Luis Avila. It was in that moment where Luis was talking about the business, what was expected of us and the immense dedication we needed to pursue this career, that I dived head first into this artistic profession. For what might have scared a young 12 year old, empowered me to work incredibly hard.
My studies at OCSA led me to pursuing a degree in theatre at the collegiate level. I graduated (with Honors) in 2015 from the The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University earning my BFA in Musical Theatre. Most recently, I have trained with esteemed American Idol Vocal Coach Peisha McPhee (mother of 2006 American Idol contestant and current singer, songwriter, and actress Katherine McPhee: star of “Smash” and currently staring in the new CBS drama “Scorpion”). I maintain my dance training with my incredible teachers and mentors: Shanna VanderWerker, Matt Crowle, and Annie Jo Ermel.
I am indebted to God for the career I’ve had thus far. I’ve been a Chicago-based actor for 4 years now and have worked at esteemed theatres such as The Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire; The Fireside Theatre; Theatre at the Center; Little Theatre on the Square; and many more. I am a proud member of Actor’s Equity. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for me in New York City next year.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams
I have a twin brother.
I LOVE DOGS!
My faith and family are very important to me.
I LOVE DISNEY!