Chuck Wagner originated the title roles in Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde. He sang the lead on the 1986 Demo and the 1987 Demo. In 1990 he starred in the World Premier performance at The Alley Theater in Houston, Texas. The strapping 6'4" actor reprised the roles in the 1999 National Tour.
His other collaborations with Frank Wildhorn' predated "Jekyll & Hyde." At the University of Southern California. Wagner overheard a discussion in the theater department. “We need someone tall who can sing!” said a voice from within an office. Wagner stuck his head in and said, “I can sing.” The voice belonged to Frank Wildhorn and Wagner was cast in the title role in the world premiere of Frank and Steve Cuden's first musical Christopher.
Later collaboations include the musical Svengali in 1991, The demo recording of The Scarlett Pimpernel, and the demo recordings of Dracula and The Civil War. He appeared on Broadway in 2004, in Wildhorn's Dracula, The Musical, standing by for Dracula, Van Helsing and Quincey Morris.