Wayne Hudson II
Actor 1 (Clarence) -
Wayne Hudson II is beyond excited to be back at The Rose and performing in It's A Wonderful Life for the people of Omaha. Wayne is a proud Rose kid and grew up performing and learning on The Rose's stages and in its classes from fifth grade through his freshman year at Millard North High School. Wayne has been a very involved student performer since his time at The Rose. He's participated in Millard North Show Choir, competing across the country and winning performance titles, been a devout student of the Millard North Choir Program, and performed in shows with the Millard North Drama Department. In 2019, he won an "Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role" Award from the Nebraska High School Theater Awards for his role as Terk in Tarzan, and in 2020 won an "Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role" award with the NHSTAs for his role as The Wolf in Into the Woods. That same season he was a finalist with the NHSTAs in their competition to send two people to perform at the Jimmy Awards. Now as a senior in high school, Wayne Hudson II is back home at The Rose as a High School intern and working in classrooms with Rose educators and students. He is looking at schools for his studies past high school, hoping to study Acting/Performance Technique or Theater Education.