About

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The son of a nurse and a computer programmer, the arts weren't exactly running through my veins. My theatre career began with a portrayal of Humptey Dumptey in a central Pennsylvania middle school play, and it's mostly been uphill from there. I'm now an NYC-based musical director, pianist, singer, orchestrator and general music guy.

 

I'm an avid learner, reader, and devotee of the theatre, and I am deeply fascinated by the collaborative integration of theatre and music. This interest has led me around the globe to many a piano near and far. After graduating from Baldwin Wallace University, I performed across America with the national tour of JERSEY BOYS and sailed to dozens of countries with Norwegian Cruise Lines. I've been lucky enough to work on benefit concerts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Artists Striving to End Poverty, leading to performances with stars ranging from Darren Criss to Len Cariou, and many in between. I've also worked ​as a copyist/music assistant on a variety of projects, including the Avett Brothers' new musical Swept Away and the Jimmy Awards

COVID-19 has changed all of our lives, and artists are finding new ways to adapt and learn new skills. Since March 2020, I've been working with Summer Theatre of New Canaan as their Digital Projects Manager, managing production and audio editing for plenty of online content, which should all be available for viewing later this summer. I've also been following in my dad's foosteps, learning Python, SQL, and freshening up my HTML/CSS skills (dormant since my days designing MySpace layouts).

 

Outside of music, I'm a tree-climbing enthusiast, devoted TED Talk listener and well-intentioned amateur chef. Check out my other pages for some more info on how I keep myself busy! 

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Nick at the Derry Halloween Festival 2013 (Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland)