Mr. Broadway September 2011
WHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: In Follies, one of its most popular and enduring songs is "Broadway Baby." Nick Verina is a true Broadway Baby, making his Broadway debut later this month in the revival of Follies at the Marquis Theatre, playing Young Ben. Like most actors, Nick has had a varied career on stages all over the country before his Main Stem debut. He has appeared regionally in Forbidden Broadway:SVU and in the Chicago company of Altar Boys. In New York, he has appeared at the York Theatre Company, and is one of the co-writers of the New York Musical Theatre Festival entry Balls...The Musical?. And you might have seen him in the National Tour of Grease with Taylor Hicks. But it is the move from the Kennedy Center to the Marquis Theatre that makes Nick Verina this month's Mr. Broadway.
- Currently appearing in: Follies at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway.
- Education: Wright State University - BFA in Theatre, Second City Chicago
- Other credits: Off-Broadway: That Time of Year, Miss Liberty (both York Theatre Company); The Jerusalem Syndrome, Wallenberg (both New York Musical Theatre Festival - performer), Balls: The Musical? (NYMTF - writer); National Tour: Grease (Sonny); Regional: Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit, Five Course Love, Altar Boyz (Chicago Company - Abraham)
- Where to find him on the Internet: http://www.nickverina.com/; http://www.folliesbroadway.com/
Five Course Love
Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit
That Time of Year
The Chicago Company of Altar Boyz
The National Tour of Grease
(with hat in both pictures)
He sang the National Anthem at a
Washington Nationals baseball game
Follies at the Kennedy Center and on Broadway
(Photos from Grease and Follies by Joan Marcus; other photos from nickverina.com)
Suggestions for future Mr or Ms Broadways? Let me know!
Rate this blog below, and leave your comments here, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet me!