Nicholas McLean (Boq) Photo By Matt Croc


Currently appearing as 'Boq' in London's Wicked The Musical. A role which earned Nicholas Best Supporting Actor in a Musical at The Black British Theatre Awards 2020.

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Theatre includes: 'Man 1' in First Date (Lambert Jackson); ‘Gary Coleman’ in Avenue Q (UK & Ireland tour); ‘Benny’ in Pied Piper (Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot); ‘Henri’ and ensemble in South Pacific (St James Concert and Assembly Hall, Guernsey); ‘The Doctor’ in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales); ‘TJ’ in Sister Act (Gordon Craig Theatre) and ‘Baxter’ in The Tale of Mr Tumble (Manchester International Festival).

Television includes: ‘Baxter’ in The Tale of Mr Tumble (CBeebies).

Workshops include: ‘Georgio’ in The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (Page To Stage).

Other work includes: ‘Pepper’ in Mamma Mia! The Immersive Experience (du Arena, Abu Dhabi).




Leave A Light On: Nicholas McLean will be available for one final stream on Tuesday 13th April at 20:00. (GMT).

Head over to Stream Theatre to secure your tickets for this must see solo show. 


Join Nicholas McLean and Grace Mouat in this special 125th Anniverstary Lunctime concert at Bishopsgate Institute London under the expert musical direction of Jordan Li-Smith and Ben Ferguson.


Have you heard the news?

First Date The Musical starring Nicholas McLean is now available for unlimited streaming on Broadway HD. 

What are you waiting for? Stream it now.


Nicholas will be taking part in Lambert Jackson's 2021 'Leave a Light On' series.

Grab a ticket and join Nicholas for his live streamed concert on Monday 25th January. 

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Outside the Spotlight: Reminiscing around the National with Nicholas McLean

Nick takes us to the South Bank to reminisce back to where his love for performing came from! This series is sponsored by Pointe & Flex Stationery in association with Pocketsize Theatre.

Nicholas joins the lineup for 'West End Acoustic' at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on December 6th.

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Nicholas has recently completed filming for KidZania London's digital pantomime Cinderella. Nicholas appears as Buttons, reprising his award winning performance of Buttons (Best Comic, East Anglian Pantomime Awards) from Cinderella at The Mercury Theatre in 2019-2020 Panto season.


You can now hear Nicholas in MPTheatricals latest Audio Musical release 'Subway' by Gus Gowland. Subway (a musical short) tells the story of a love blossoming on an underground railway train.

Nicholas McLean takes home the gong for 'Best Supporting Actor in a musical' for his performance in Wicked.

"To be able to be in a room with people who look like you and celebrate your collective success is one of the most electrifying experiences. Growing up and being told that life would automatically be harder for you because of the colour of your skin makes recognising our collective achievements all the more rewarding"


Join Nicholas McLean, Helen Woolf and Laura Pick as they bake along with Miss Simms to celebrate Wicked London's 14th Birthday.

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To fill that theatre gap in your lives, join Nicholas McLean and the cast of Wicked as they take you Behind The Emerald Curtain in a virtual behind the scenes exclusive. 

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Nicholas joins the cast of Lambert Jackson's First Date The Musical, streaming from October 22nd to October 24th.


Nicholas joins West End Frame Editor-In-Chief Andrew Tomlinson for this week's edition of In The Frame to discuss his oath into the industry, career highlights and funny stories from drama school.


Did you see Nicholas on Sky New discussing the bleak future of the Theatre industry?

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Nicholas has recently been interviewed about living through the pandemic and provided several of his own coping mechanisms. 


Nicholas performs Hitchcock at 'The Music of Finn Anderson' online concert bought to you by The Barn Theatre. 


Nicholas reunites with the cast of Avenue Q to record a special quarantine edition of 'For Now'.


The London production of the International hit musical Wicked will welcome Nicholas McLean as 'Boq' to the company beginning January 2020, at The Apollo Victoria Theatre.


Nicholas opens the Avenue Q UK Tour to rave reviews. Catch Nicholas at various venues across the country over the next year. 

Nicholas makes his West End debut in The Book of Mormon. He will take over the role of 'The Doctor' from June 20th. 


"Nicholas McLean delights throughout, bouncing from playing attention seeking best friend Reggie to a bad boy ex of Casey’s and Aaron’s best friend Gabe desperately trying to get him to stick with the date."

"McLean delights the audience with both his voice and his performance, making everyone feel sorry for his character as his beloved Glinda doesn’t love him in return."

"Nicholas McLean is a brilliant Buttons, and what a singing voice, and he is matched by a range of superb vocalists..."

“ Nicholas Mclean, as caretaker Gary Coleman, backs up comedy smarts with soaring vocals making Schadenfreude a highlight of the second act.”

“As for the human inhabitants of Avenue Q Nicholas McLean is one of the best Gary Coleman’s I’ve seen.”

"Benny (Nicholas McLean, sweet-voiced), the butcher’s dippy son. McLean becomes a puppeteer in charge of a cutesy large black rat that runs riot on the town’s winter solstice food display, without anyone raising issues such as Weil’s disease."



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Simon Bashford at Global Artists.


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