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Emerson Collins Reviews & Awards

LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nom - Best Production of a Play - Intimate Theatre - This Side Of Crazy
Robby Awards - Best Production - Comedy - This Side of Crazy
Ticket Holders LA - Best Production of 2020 - This Side Of Crazy
QCinema Ft. Worth Int'l LGBT Film Festival - Shawn A. Moore Prize For Texas Filmmaking - Six Characters
Out On Film Atlanta LGBT Film Festival - Runner Up Best Comedy Audience Award - Six Characters
Out At The Movies International Film Festival - Narrative Feature Audience Award - Six Characters
BroadwayWorld Award - Best Director - Six Characters In Search of a Play
Desert Theatre League Award - Best Actor In A Comedy - Buyer & Cellar
LA Drama Critics Circle Award - Best Production - Yellow
LA Drama Critics Circle Award - Best World Premiere Play - Yellow

Red Dirt International Film Festival - Best Actor - Southern Baptist Sissies
Dallas/Fort Worth Column Awards - Best Actor - Play - Southern Baptist Sissies
Dallas/Fort Worth Column Awards - Best Supporting Actor - Musical - The Secret Garden
Additional nominations: Joseph...Dreamcoat, An Inspector Calls,
A Grand Night For Singing, A Man of No Importance
OUT 100 Honoree

“Emerson Collins as 'Midsummer' actor Everett is especially notable. Collins plays Everett with a physicality that is exaggerated and bold."

- LA Times


"Emerson digs deeply into a core which supplies him with an indefinite amount of appeal and magnetism."

                                  - Examiner

"Emerson Collins and Jonathan Slavin are excellent as the play’s gay lovers." - Backstage

"In the title role is Emerson Collins, and his performance is quite enjoyable and entertaining to watch.  He sings with robust, entertaining vocals."



"Emerson Collins displays youthful charm and a beautiful tenor."

- Ft. Worth Star Telegram

"Southern Baptist Sissies is grounded by the central performance of Emerson Collins as Mark. Collins’ rich, nuanced and painfully real performance heightens the work. His Mark is angry, tortured, and lonely but still hopeful. Collins’ delivery is both devastating and cathartic. Collins is an actor to watch. Beyond his dashing movie star good looks is an intelligent, committed, perspicacious artist who should have a hell of a career ahead of him."

                                           - New York Cool

"Emerson Collins is extraordinary as Mark, portraying his rage without ever becoming a caricature and de-humanizing him. Collins is simultaneously angry and achingly vulnerable in embodying the complex and fully realized Mark."

- The Independent Critic

"Collins gives a full-out heartbreaking performance."

- Dallas Observer

"One performance stands out in The Outsiders, Emerson Collins as the play’s narrator and lead Greaser.  Collins makes him a likeable and believable teen."

- Dallas Observer

"Tall, slender Emerson Collins makes a striking Dallas debut as Hans, finding the vulnerability in the Dutch boy who struggles under the burden of growing up too soon." 

                                 - Dallas Morning News

"Mr. Collins sings beautifully."

- Dallas Morning News

"Emerson Collins portrays "Dickon" with zeal and boundless energy. Collins sings with a lilting, gorgeous tenor voice."

- Urban Forum

"Collins is a seasoned stage actor who knows how to emote inner-dialogue and suffering. We get to witness that in a heartbreaking monologue."

- San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

"Emerson Collins stole my heart, he became a star - the boy had it

on lock."

- St. Louis

Vital Voice

“Emerson Collins gives one of those ‘I’ll be able to say I saw him when’ performances.  He makes the most of it and seems to fill the entire stage with his charm and energy.  Natural actor and born entertainer.”


"Collins is a mugging marvel who locates the flicker of self-doubt in those little pauses."

- LA Daily News

"Collins' performance energizes the audience, bringing color and verve into the theatre."

- KDHX St. Louis

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