John Cullum

John Cullum played the role of Joe in Waitress the Musical on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in late 2017.

John made his Broadway debut as Sir Dinadan in Alan Jay Lerner’s and Frederick Loewe’s Camelot in 1960. His first starring role on Broadway came in 1965 with On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, for which he received a Theatre World Award and his first Tony Award nomination. In 1975, John won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Shenandoah.

In addition to theatre, John had a regular role as Holling Vincoeur on the CBS series “Northern Exposure.” He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007.

Selected Previous Credits


  • Casa Valentina
  • The Scottsboro Boys
  • August: Osage County
  • Cymbeline
  • 110 in the Shade
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • Urinetown
  • Man of La Mancha
  • Show Boat
  • Aspects of Love
  • Shenandoah
  • 1776
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Private Lives
  • Camelot
NameJohn Cullum
Born2 March 1930
FromKnoxville, Tennessee
TrainedUniversity of Tennessee
RoleJoe Broadway