BACKSTAGE Magazine interview July 7, 2017
#IGotCast With Backstage: Derek Nicoletto
New York actor Derek Nicoletto has some advice for his fellow urbanites: Leave. “Be open to traveling outside Manhattan or Brooklyn,” he says. “We’d all love to get great roles in the city, but it’s more important to be acting as much as possible than to be making the commute an easy one. Sometimes ‘pounding the pavement’ means a highway, not a sidewalk.”
Nicoletto’s creed is working for him. In the past year, he’s been cast in several projects through Backstage, including the leading role in the play “Soulmates or Nada,” as well as in “Reach Out” at the upcoming Open Hydrant Theater Company Urban Waves Festival.
Backstage has been instrumental in his success. “I created a role search specific to my type, location, and age range,” he says. “When a listing fits this description, a notice is sent out to me immediately, so I am able to respond as quickly as possible.”
Backstage was also pivotal in Nicoletto’s decision to transition from a more traditional job to acting full-time. “I was an attorney for 10 years before quitting completely to study at an NYC conservatory that advertised on Backstage,” he says. “I use Backstage daily now that I’m well-trained and ready for the world of auditioning.”
Read the interview here. https://www.backstage.com/interview/igotcast-backstage-derek-nicoletto/
AUGUST 22-26: NEW YORK THEATRE FESTIVAL at Hudson Guild Theatre.
LAKE OF SORROW
a part of THE NEW YORK THEATRE FESTIVAL: AUGUST 22-26, 2017 at the Hudson Theatre Guild. See Derek Nicoletto in LAKE OF SORROW by E. Thomalen,
TICKETS: http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/lake-of-sorrow/ at the Hudson Guild Theater.
JULY 7-9, 2017 REACH OUT - OPEN HYDRANT THEATRE COMPANY'S ONE ACT FESTIVAL - July 7-9, 2017
See Derek Nicoletto in "Reach Out" at Open Hydrant Theatre Company.
June 23-25 2017 - A SKETCH OF NEW YORK - SKETCH COMEDY - The Producer's Club, New York
Take a break from the news cycle! And Facebook!
Here is the ticket link for A Sketch of New York next weekend. There are 3 casts performing the entire weekend. My cast performs at the following times at The Producer's Club on 43rd and 9th.
Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 at 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m. TICKETS
AUGUST 22-26, 2017: See Derek Nicoletto in LAKE OF SORROWS by E. Thomalen as part of the Thespis Festival at the Hudson Guild Theater.
Derek Nicoletto is an actor with experience in theater, film, tv, hosting and improv. He has studied at the prestigious Atlantic Acting School in New York city and Matthew Corozine Studios. (resume below)
FILM & TELEVISION:
"Orca" Stevie Circus Elephant Films (dir. Jehan Semper)
“Dads” (CBC ) Lead The Sound Research/Tabula Rasa
“The Night Of” (HBO) Prisoner Steven Zaillian/ The Night Of Productions, LLC
"The Wake" (short) Tony dir. Mark Albini
"Courtesy Kills" Meth Head NYFA / Norvel Hermanovskid
"The Jim Gaffigan Show" (TV Land) Literati Steven Tsuchida
"Odd Mom Out" (Bravo) Hamptons party guest Left/Right Productions Piro Vision Jax Media
“LOGO Rock Music Special” Host MTV LOGO (dir. Julian Rad)
“LOGO Summer Festival Special” Host MTV LOGO(dir. Julian Rad)
“LOGO SXSW Music Special” Host MTV LOGO(dir. Julian Rad)
LAKE OF SORROWS Rothbart Reflection/ Lord North New York Theatre Festival, Hudson Guild Theatre (dir. Andrea Andresakis)
REACH OUT Officer Open Hydrant Theatre Co. (dir. Angelica Vicens)
A SKETCH OF NEW YORK Ensemble The Producer's Guild (dir. Joe DiNozzi)
SOULMATES OR NADA Stephano (lead) Teatro LATEA
24 HOUR PLAY MARATHON Dominic MCS Theatre (dir. Rayna White)
UCB SHOWCASE UCB (dir. Chelsea Clarke)
GODSPELL Ensemble Indiana University (dir. Daniel Shock)
IU SING 1994 Emcee, lead Indiana University
TORCH SONG TRILOGY Ed Denver Center Theater (dir. Kirby Lewellen)
TEN PERCENT REVUE Lead, Various Denver Center Theatre (dir. Susan Draus)
*Denver Critics Circle Awards:
Best Ensemble Nomination
The Corporate Headquarters Hippo Panorama Gallery, NYC / D. Doubin/ V. Bonet
NEXIUM, AstraZeneca Aging rock star Broadstreet Productions, New York, NY
NEXIUM, AstraZeneca Game show host Broadstreet Productions, Las Vegas, NV
Matrix L’Oreal Singing hairstylist Estee Lauder, New York, NY
Farxiga, AstraZeneca Comedic singer Blueprint NYC, New York, NY
Acting: Atlantic Acting School - Full-time conservatory; Matthew Corozine Studio (Meisner-based training, Matthew Corozine instructor)
Voice: Wendy Parr Studios; John Zupan Studios.
Improv: Upright Citizens Brigade (New York, NY), Second City (Players Workshop – Chicago, IL)
Juris Doctor, Law - Brooklyn Law School - Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Arts - New School for Social Research - New York, NY; Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
Established recording artist, songwriter, Grammy Award voting member, numerous music videos, tour/music credits.
Languages: English, German (proficient), French (proficient), Spanish (proficient),Italian (beginner)
Accents: German, Minnesotan, Midwestern, Southern, French, Italian