CURRENT: Nicholas made his Broadway debut as the assistant director on Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations (dir. Des McAnuff) at the Imperial Theatre, which previously toured to the Kennedy Center, the Ahmanson Theatre, and the Princess of Wales Theatre.

RECENT: Nicholas recently directed The Children’s Hour, by Lillian Hellman, The Skin of Our Teeth, by Thornton Wilder, and Jack, or the Submission & The Future is in Eggs, by Eugene Ionesco at Syracuse University.

Nicholas was the Bret C. Harte directing fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre for the 2017-2018 season.  He was the assistant director on the following productions: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, book by Dominique Morisseau (dir. Des McAnuff), Imaginary Comforts, by Daniel Handler, (dir. Tony Taccone), Watch on the Rhine, by Lillian Hellman (dir. Lisa Peterson), Angels in America, by Tony Kushner (dir. Tony Taccone).


Nicholas directed a workshop of a new play, Movie Night, by Taylor Williams.

Nicholas was on faculty in the Department of Drama at Syracuse University.  He taught Advanced Acting, the Development of Drama I & II, Fundamentals of Theatre Design, and Directing.5277ec6572c2fbe984b6a2a639fda5f4_400x400

Nicholas was the associate director on The King Stag, by Carlo Gozzi, one of Syracuse University’s mainstage productions.

Nicholas was the assistant director on Great Expectations (by Charles Dickens, adapted by Gale Childs Daly), directed by Michael Bloom at Syracuse Stage.

Nicholas completed the season-long directing assistantship at Pacific Conservatory Theater (PCPA) for 2015-2016. He was the assistant director on the following productions: Other Desert Cities (dir. Roger DeLaurier), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (dir. Michael Jenkinson), The Pirates of Penzance (dir. Brad Carroll), The Glass Menagerie (dir. Roger DeLaurier), Richard III (dir. Robynn Rodriguez).


He directed a workshop production of The One They Call the Wind, devised from the music of Morgan O’kane.

Nicholas directed Roy Conboy’s bilingual musical, The Song of the Oak at PCPA.  It is their outreach production which toured for 9 months for 50 performances in 12 cities on the central coast of California, and played to over 13,000 students.

Nicholas was on faculty at PCPA/Allan Hancock College.  He taught Strasberg Technique, Movement I, and Acting Intensive.

Nicholas directed Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl (and is featured on Sarah Ruhl’s website), Reborning, by Zayd Dohrn, Brainpeople, by Jose Rivera, and Detroit, by Lisa D’Amour as part of the Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season in April 2015 for his MFA thesis.

He graduated with his M.F.A. in theatre directing in May 2015.theactorstudiologo

Nicholas directed a devised piece, Inertia: The Banjo Opera (2014), inspired by the music of Phillip Roebuck, in a workshop production at the Actors Studio Drama School.

Nicholas was the directing intern at the Great River Shakespeare Festival for the summer 2014 season.  He was the assistant director for The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Paul Mason Barnes.