John Cullum
Biographical Information
Born March 2nd, 1930
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Productions Camelot as Sir Dinadan (original Broadway cast), Mordred, King Arthur (understudy)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Dr. Mark Bruckner (original Broadway cast)
Man of La Mancha as Don Quixote/Miguel de Cervantes
1776 as Edward Rutledge (show/film)
Shenandoah as Charlie Anderson (original cast)
On the Twentieth Century as Oscar Jaffee (original Broadway cast)
Aspects of Love as George Dillingham
Show Boat as Cap'n Andy Hawkes
Urinetown as Caldwell B. Cladwell (original Broadway cast)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical as Old Max
110 in the Shade as H.C. Curry
The Scottsboro Boys as The Interlocutor (original cast)
Recordings Camelot (original cast recording)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (original cast recording)
1776 (film soundtrack)
Shenandoah (original cast recording)
On the Twentieth Century (original cast recording)
The Secret Garden (1988 studio cast)
Urinetown (original cast recording)
The Scottsboro Boys (original cast recording)
Vocal Type Tenor

John Cullum is an American actor.


Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cullum studied at the University of Tennessee before making his professional stage debut on Broadway in the original cast of Camelot. This was the first time he worked with Richard Burton; he would later play Laertes opposite Burton's Hamlet. Cullum found his feet after being called to replace Louis Jourdan in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and received his first Tony Award nomination.

Though best known for his stage career, Cullum also appeared in a number of television programs such as ER and 30 Rock and films, as well as playing in straight Shakespeare roles on stage including Cymbeline and All's Well That Ends Well.


Cullum has a vast number of musical credits to his name, beginning with his origination of the role of Sir Dinadan in Camelot, where he also understudied King Arthur and later took over the role of Mordred. Cullum replaced Louis Jourdan in time for the opening of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, gaining him a Tony Award nomination. He also played Edward Rutledge in both the show film version of the musical 1776.

As well as classic shows such as Show Boat, Cullum appeared in a number of shows that both went on to great success and provided him with a Tony Award nomination, including On the Twentieth Century and Urinetown, where he played the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. He also made an appearance in the original run of The Scottsboro Boys as The Interlocutor.


1776 (1972)Edit

  • Cool, Cool Considerate Men
  • Molasses to Rum (solo)


Camelot (1960)Edit

Sir Dinadan (originated the role)Edit
  • Then You May Take Me to the Fair (contains solo lines)
  • Fie on Goodness
King Arthur (understudy)Edit
  • I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight? (solo)
  • Camelot (solo)
  • Camelot (reprise)(solo)
  • How to Handle a Woman (solo)
  • The Jousts (contains solo lines)
  • What Do the Simple Folk Do? (duet)
  • Camelot (second reprise)(solo)
Mordred (understudy)Edit
  • The Seven Deadly Virtues (solo)
  • Fie On Goodness

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965)Edit

  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (solo)
  • Melinda (solo)
  • Come Back to Me (solo)

Man of La Mancha (1967)Edit

  • Man of La Mancha (duet)
  • Dulcinea (solo)
  • Golden Helmet of Mambrino (contains solo lines)
  • The Impossible Dream (solo)
  • The Impossible Dream (reprise)(solo)
  • Man of La Mancha (reprise)(solo)
  • The Impossible Dream (reprise)(duet)
  • Man of La Mancha (reprise)(contains solo lines)

1776 (1969)Edit

  • Cool, Cool Considerate Men
  • Molasses to Rum (solo)

Shenandoah (1975)(originated the role)Edit

  • I've Heard it All Before (solo)
  • The Pickers are Coming (solo)
  • Meditation (solo)
  • It's a Boy! (contains solo lines)
  • Papa's Gonna Make it Alright (solo)
  • Meditation II (solo)
  • Pass the Cross to Me (Finale)
  • Freedom (curtain call)

On the Twentieth Century (1978)(originated the role)Edit

  • I Rise Again (contains solo lines)
  • Our Private World (duet)
  • I've Got it All (duet)
  • Five Zeros (contains solo lines)
  • Sextet/Sign Lilly Sign (contains solo lines)
  • The Legacy (solo)
  • Lily, Oscar (duet)
  • Finale

Aspects of Love (1990)Edit

  • Damn the Boy!Damn the Boys! (duet)
  • A Memory of a Happy Moment (duet)
  • You Must Forgive My Rude Intrusion (contains solo lines)
  • She'd Be Far Better Off Without You (duet)
  • Stop. Wait. Please (contains solo lines)
  • I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife (contains solo lines)
  • I Think By Now I'm Old Enough to Put Myself to Bed (duet)
  • Others Pleasures (contains solo lines)
  • I Trust You're Staying for the Vynship (contains solo lines)
  • Mermaid Song (contains solo lines)
  • What Could Be Sweeter? Nothing is Sweeter (contains solo lines)
  • The First Man You Remember (contains solo lines)
  • Now That's What I Call a Walk (contains solo lines)
  • My Finest Vintage Champagne (duet)
  • Journey of a Lifetime (contains solo lines)
  • Falling (contains solo lines)
  • Come on Jenny, That's Enough Now (contains solo lines)

Show Boat (1994)Edit

  • Cap'n Andy's Ballyhoo (contains solo lines)
  • Act I Finale (Wedding Scene)(contains solo lines)
  • Why Do I Love You? (contains solo lines)

Urinetown (2001)(originated the role)Edit

  • Urinetown
  • Mr. Cladwell (contains solo lines)
  • Don't Be the Bunny (contains solo lines)
  • Act One Finale (contains solo lines)
  • What is Urinetown? (contains solo lines)
  • I'm Not Sorry (Reprise)(duet)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (2007)Edit

  • This Time of Year (duet)
  • You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (contains solo lines)
  • You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (Reprise)(solo)
  • This Time of Year (Reprise)(solo)

110 in the Shade (2007)Edit

  • Lizzie's Coming Home (contains solo lines)
  • Poker Polka (contains solo lines)
  • Finale

The Scottsboro Boys (2010)(originated the role)Edit

  • It's Gonna Take Time (solo)


The Secret Garden (1988)Edit

  • Somewhere in the Past (solo)
  • I've Got a Secret (contains solo lines)
  • My Favourite Song/Wings (reprise)(duet)
  • Finale (contains solo lines)

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