Director - Choreographer - Actor - Educator


​​Growing up in the hills of West Virginia was never an easy hike. Clearly,  a career in the arts seemed a feat measurable to hiking the Appalachian trail. Yet, somehow, I never let it defeat me. My earliest memories include singing in the car and dancing in my superman undies (which, I insisted on wearing backwards...The picture should go in the front, that's all I'm sayin'.) ​The performing arts bug has somehow always been in my system and I simply couldn't imagine being without it.

My first "official" performance was at an Easter service in church, and from then on, I never stopped singing.  For a very long time, my ultimate dream was to be a country music star - to this day, I can sing almost any 90's country hit from memory - I sang at local events and even had a streak of singing on floats(which, my father and I constructed) in parades.

And then came my first day of Drama 1 class. I. WAS. HOOKED. It was all over. Theatre had found its way into my system (pushed a bit by my teacher and greatest mentor, Lynn Broderick,) and it was here to stay. In those four years, I completed nearly 30 productions. After graduating from Preston High, I was a teacher at The Preston County Camp of the Arts and performed Summer Stock.

​I continued building my dream by studying at Shenandoah Conservatory, pursuing a BFA in Acting. Words can't describe what those four years have given to me as I took part in 15 productions and countless priceless opportunities. I was also a very active member of The National Honorary Dramatic Service Society, Alpha Psi Omega, serving as the Treasurer​. 

After Graduating from Shenandoah, I moved to Philadelphia to fulfill an acting apprenticeship with Walnut Street Theatre. During that year, I found I have a love for teaching theatre and realized it had a lot to do with “City of Brotherly Love”, so I decided to stay. Philadelphia has brought me many performance opportunities as well as the opportunity to cross over and work professionally on the creative side of theatre as a Director, Choreographer, and Founder of Nightcap Cabaret. As I continue finding my place in this bustling community as an artist, I look forward to the future and I cannot wait to climb the hills ahead of me.

Onward and Upward.




Directing / Choreography

Funny Thing Happened...Forum  

Urinetown: The Musical 


25th Annual...Spelling Bee 

A Christmas Carol


A Christmas Story: The Musical 

Chicago: The Musical 

Fly Guy: The Musical


Oskar and The Big Bully Battle (Regional Tour) 

The Bully Buster Rides Again (Regional Tour) 

The Fairy Tale Monster Mystery (Regional Tour) 


Jingle Belles: Snowed In  

James and The Giant Peach JR. (Youth Cast)

Seussical JR. (Youth Cast)

Shrek: The Musical JR. (Youth Cast)

Legally Blonde JR. (Youth Cast)

Assoc. Director/Choreographer

                              (Dir. Michael Dean Morgan) 

Assoc. Director/Choreographer

                              (Dir. Michael Dean Morgan) 

Assoc. Director/Choreographer

                              (Dir. Michael Philip O'Brien) 

Assist. Director/Choreographer  

                             (Dir. Bill Van Horn) 


Asst. Director/Choreographer

                       (Dir. Anne Marie Scalies)












The Princeton Festival 

Rowan University


Arcadia University


Walnut Street Theatre 

PCS Theater 

PCS Theater 

Walnut Street Theatre 


Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 


Nightcap Cabaret 

Holy Child Academy 

Holy Child Academy 

Holy Child Academy 

Camp Walnut Street Theatre 


Finding Your People (Regional Tour)

Alice in Wonderland JR. (Youth Cast)

Mom is a Four Letter Word  (New Work)

Noises Off 
Steel Magnolias 

Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. (Youth Cast)

ELF JR. (Youth Cast)



Assistant Director Dir. Ashley Kerns 


Assistant Director Dir. Carolyn Coulson

Assistant Director Dir. Lynn Broderick




Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Playwrights Performance   

Shenandoah Conservatory  

Theatre On The Lake 

Holy Child Academy 

Camp Walnut Street Theatre 


Choreographer Dir. Eric Gibson

Choreographer Dir.  Aaron Mcallister

Choreographer Dir. Bill Van Horn

Choreographer Dir. Ellie Mooney

Choreographer Dir. Amanda Pasquini

Choreographer Dir. Nichalas Parker

Choreographer Dir. Greg Wood

Choreographer Dir.  Ashley Kerns

Choreographer Dir.  Heidi Hayes

Choreographer Dir.  Ashley Kerns

Choreographer Dir. Jesse Bernstein

Choreographer Dir. Jesse Bernstein

Choreographer Dir. Jesse Bernstein

Choreographer Dir. Jesse Bernstein

Choreographer  Dir. Lynn Broderick

Choreographer Dir. Leah Broderick  


Heathers: The Musical Regional Premiere

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

A Christmas Carol 

Pinkalicious: The Musical 

Junie B. Jones: The Musical 

Goosebumps: The Musical 

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley 

Zombie in Love  

Miss Nelson Has A Field Day 

SkippyJon Jones  

Ivy + Bean: The Musical  

Disney's Little Mermaid JR. (Youth Cast)

Disney's Aladdin JR. (Youth Cast)

HONK JR. (Youth Cast)


You're a...Charlie Brown (Youth Cast)

Vulcan Lyric 

Arcadia University

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Walnut Street Theatre 

Theatre On The Lake 

Preston Summer Theatre  



Diner: The Musical   Pre-Broadway



A Christmas Carol

Pirates of Penzance

Woody-A New Fairy Tale (Reading)


Crazy For You



Heathers: The Musical  Philly Premiere

Spring Awakening   Philly Premiere

Altar Boyz

The Civil War


A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline 

Little Shop of Horrors   (Michael Schupbach)



A Christmas Story 

Catch Me if You Can 

How To Succeed...

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Grand Night for Singing   

Freckleface Strawberry

Miss Nelson is Missing

Alexander...No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander...Not Going to Move

Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!

Big River   (w/American Sign Language) 







Fred/Young Scrooge



u/s Major Rizzolli & Ludovic

Bobby Child

Bobby Pepper

Bobby Pepper



Abraham, Dance Cap.

Nathaniel Taylor

Thalia, Young Danny, Cyclops

Jordanaires Quartet (Tenor 1)

Puppeteer, u/s Seymour

Link Larkin

Brad,  u/s Link




Ensemble, Dance Cap.

u/s Jason (Tenor) 

Jake/Fredo Freckle









Delaware Theatre Co/Kathleen Marshall

Walnut Street Theatre/Bruce Lumpkin

Riverside Theatre (Vero Beach, FL)

Walnut Street Theatre/Jennie Eisenhower

Mauckingbird Theatre Co/Peter Reynolds

MainStreet Musicals/Brandon McShaffrey

Arden Theatre/Terrence J. Nolen

The Candlelight Theatre/Dann Dunn

The Candlelight Theatre/Peter Reynolds

Shenandoah Summer MT/Hal Herman

Vulcan Lyric/Eric Gibson

Mazeppa Productions/Rob Henry

Papermill Theatre/Kevin P. Hill

The Eagle Theatre/Ted Wioncek III

Mazeppa Productions/Rob Henry

Bristol Riverside Theatre/Susan D. Atkinson

Bristol Riverside Theatre/Susan D. Atkinson

Allenberry Playhouse/Dann Dunn

The Media Theatre/Dann Dunn

The Media Theatre/Dann Dunn

The Eagle Theatre/Ted Wioncek III

The Candelight Theatre/Dann Dunn

The Candelight Theatre/Peter Reynolds

Walnut Street Theatre/Bruce Lumpkin

Walnut Street Theatre/Brian Kurtas

Walnut Street Theatre/David Stradley

Walnut Street Theatre/David Stradley

Walnut Street Theatre/Bill Van Horn

Walnut Street Theatre/Bill Van Horn

Theatre On The Lake/Lynn Broderick

Theatre On The Lake/Lynn Broderick

Papermill Theatre/Kate Arecchi



The Mousetrap

The Sisterhood

Fallen Angels

The Stinky Cheese Man

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Taming of The Shrew

The Miracle Worker

u/s Christopher Wren 


Willy Banbury




James Keller

Walnut Street Theatre/Malcolm Black

Mauckingbird Theatre Co/Peter Reynolds

Mauckingbird Theatre Co/Peter Reynolds

Walnut Street Theatre/Damon Bonetti

Theatre On The Lake/Lynn Broderick

Theatre On The Lake/Lynn Broderick

Theatre On The Lake/Lynn Broderick


Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Ocen City Home Bank Commercial

Music Video - "White Boys"

Colonial Man



Comcast/Niles Creative Group

Ocean City Home Bank/WiserLink

Kartinya Nicole/RGB Productions


Shenandoah Conservatory: BFA, Acting
Walnut Street Theatre: Dorothy Haas Acting Apprenticeship

Acting: Jonathan Flom, Heidi Hayes (Musical Theatre), Mark Kittlaus (Classical/Lecoq mask),

Kirsten Trump (Accents/Dialects), Carolyn Coulson, Sally Anderson, Jose Aviles.

Voice: Dr. Byron Jones (Classical), Matt Edwards (Pop/Rock), Edrie Means Weekly, Dr.Thomas Albert (Musical Theatre), Dr. Jeffrey Marlatt ( A capella).

Dance: Robyn Hart Schroth (Ballet, Modern, Social), Alan Arnett (Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre Styles),
Elijah Gibson, Ellie Mooney (Musical Theatre Styles), Jereme Goshorn (Tap).

Workshops: Dan Hodge, Krista Apple-Hodge (Shakespeare) 

                       Jeff Whiting, Julio Agustin, Anthony Wayne, Ellie Mooney (Dance),

                       Michael Schupbach (Puppeteering-Little Shop of Horrors),

                       Aaron Galligan-Steirle, Rachel Hoffman, Kate Galvin (Audition)

Special Skills

Teaching Artist, Quick with Dialects/Accents, Lateral Lisp, Puppeteer Experience, Shakespeare, Basic djembe,

Basic baton twirling, Valid driver's license, Technical theatre experience, Can sing or speak with mouth closed.



"Nothing compares to discovering something new while performing live theatre on stage at night and then getting to share it with your students in the classroom the next day."


That is exactly what Nate gets to do as an active Teaching Artist. Inspiring young performers in the classroom by day and performing for them by night-who could ask for anything more? Mr. Nate currently teaches with various Philadelphia Theatres and is also a private coach and freelance Teaching Artist available to teach a variety of workshops and classes for any group at any age.



Walnut Street Theatre 

     Theatre School

          Advanced Level Musical Theatre, Lead Teaching Artists. Adults

          Intermediate Level Musical Theatre, Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 8-11

          Intermediate Level Musical Theatre, Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 12-17

          Introductory Level Musical Theatre, Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 8-11

          Introductory Level Musical Theatre, Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 12-17

          Introductory Level Voice and Speech, Lead Teaching Artist. Adults

          Weekend Seminars, Tap, Audition Technique. All Ages


     Residency Program

          Numerous, Lead & Assistant Teaching Artist. All Ages.

          Details upon request.


     Camp Walnut

         Musical Theatre Performance, Director. Ages 11-18

         Musical Theatre Performance, Assistant Director. Ages 11-18

         Development Level Two, Director. Ages 12-17

         Discovery Level Two, Director. Ages 12-17

         Discovery Level One, Director. Ages 8-11

         Discovery Level One, Assistant Director. Ages 8-11

         Camp Choreographer. Ages 8-18

Holy Child Academy

Musical Theatre Performance - Director/Choreographer of Annual Musical.


HCA Summer Camp
Create a play in a week - Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 7-15

The Wilma Theatre

     Camp Wilma

          Camp Counselor(Assistant). Ages 8-12


Theatre Horizon

     Drama Club

          After School Residency - Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 9-12

          After School Residency - Co-Teaching Artist. Ages 11-13


     Summer Drama Camp

          Create a play in a week - Co-Teaching Artist. Ages 7-12


North Country Center for the Arts-Papermill Theatre

     Broadway Bound Camp

          Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 5-15

Theatre On The Lake

     Apprenticeship Program

          Co-Teaching Artist. Ages 8-18

Preston County Schools

     Camp of the Arts

          Introductory Technical Theatre, Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 5-14

          Musical Theatre Dance, Lead Teaching Artist. Ages 5-14

 "[He is] so energetic and animated throughout the class.  I am impressed at [his] ability to sustain energy and enthusiasm.  More importantly, [he is] always able to pinpoint the things holding us back and never fails to bring about improvements in each of us.  Impressive work!"


-Lindsay K,

Introduction to Voice and Speech Student

Walnut Street Theatre

​"A well-constructed curriculum ... Wonderful insights into the adolescent spirit and masters keeping the group focused and engaged"​


-Lee Reilly,


Bala Cynwyd Middle School

"Nate was fantastic!  He was wonderful with our students, and we look forward to bringing Nate and Walnut Street back in the future."


-Helen Eaton,

Executive Director,

Settlement Music School

 "We can't Thank You enough for your expertise and energy in working with our faculty retreat...It proved to be a great experience of getting 'outside of yourself' filled with laughter and insight along the way!  Thank you very much."


-Rich Pugh,

Campus Minister

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

"We are hoping to get him back as an instructor since the kids loved him so much!"

-Meg Kampf,

Parent Coordinator,

Hillside Elementary Drama Club

Teaching CV and Sample Lesson Plans Available Soon


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