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Anime and Manga
- Nathan from Blood+ lives for the stage and is the producer/manager/whatever of Diva's musical debut. Of course, the performance he most wants to direct and present to an adoring audience is Saya's death at Diva's hands. God help you if you try to screw it up by doing something silly like killing Saya before he sets the perfect stage for her and Diva. Lights, camera, action!
- Tomo from Fushigi Yuugi. Justified, as he was raised by a troupe of performers.
- Tiny Cooper in Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan. Even to the point where one of the book's major subplots is the direction/casting of the musical he wrote about himself.
- Annie in Annie on My Mind is a rare female version of this trope, being a keen and talented singer with a passion for the dramatic.
Live Action TV
- Jack ("Just Jack!") of Will & Grace. He does a lot of one man shows because - at least early in the series - he's pretty much unemployable as an actor.
- Kurt from Glee.
- Blaine, too.
- Maxxie from Skins
- Cam from Modern Family, to some extent.
- In Degrassi When Marco and Ellie have to film a commercial for their product advertisement he plans a bright, Bollywood-inspired version. She's the director and he's the actor. She rags on his version, calling it "flaming." He also loves pop music, and fashion.
- JJ Caucus from Doonesbury tries to work every aspect of her life into performance and video pieces, which may have contributed to her divorce from Mike.
- Apollo from O Cast. He is the god of music and poetry, after all.
- Mr. Fleur from Cow and Chicken.
- Bruce from Family Guy.
- Doug's sister Judy.
- The lisp-spouting, male actor worshiping, drama teacher Mr. Bickles on The Fairly Oddparents.
- Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants. Granted he's pretty straight, but he is on Spongebob Squarepants.
- The fusion gem Sardonyx (Garnet and Pearl) has this vibe in Steven Universe. She's big, she's boisterous, and she loves to show off her talents. "Know Your Fusion" shows that she can let this get out of hand by overshadowing everyone around her.