Friday, October 10, 2014

Spotlight On...Nick Adamson

Name: Nick Adamson

Hometown: Cullman, AL

Education: Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies from Tennessee Temple University, 1 Year of Acting training from New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and all 4 levels of Improv from the UCB

Select Credits: ID Channel's A Crime to Remember,  Short Films Bed Bugs & Co. and Welcome

Why theater?: I'm actually a film and television guy, but don't tell anyone.

Who do you play in Providence?: Stuart, the fun, loving best friend

Tell us about Providence: Well, if there is one clear point, it's pray you never get stuck at a bus station in Providence, RI because it's going to get weird...but, really, I think it's about how we all have this difficult yet beautiful, simple yet chaotic journey that we call life, and sometimes it can feel like we are the only one's that are experiencing this craziness. But if we ever have a chance to really open up to others we find that we aren't alone, and that we can actually help and support each other through the good and the bad times.

What is it like being a part of Providence?: It's really something special, I've been a part of the workshop process with most of this cast for over the past year, so it's always been a joy whenever we get to see each other. Also, it's a double-sided coin because I've gotten great feedback on being Stuart, which is great because he is this hunky, fun guy, but he's also about as sharp as a bowling ball at times.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: My first Broadway experience was the Book of Mormon when Josh Gad was still a part of the cast, and I was blown away at the experience that is musical theater. I was front row center( Lottery!!) and was completely captivated by the energy and life that was unfolding before me on the stage. To watch someone just be amazing at what they do inspires me. A lot of people may get jealous when they see great people work, but it compels me by showing me that it can be done. It is no longer this impossible idea or aspiration because I can see them doing it.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Biff from Death of a Salesman, Jim from "The Office"

What’s your favorite showtune?: "Defying Gravity"-Wicked

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Hands down: Jack Black. I sang a Nacho Libre song in my audition to get into acting school.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Haley Joel Osment and it would be called "Nick, Wake Up" (I'm narcoleptic)

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Most of my friends have came to NY to see their first show ever, so I recommend Wicked.

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: Looking right now..."Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold" by The Lone Bellow. That's a great song by some greater humans.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I'm addicted to RED VINES. I'm literally eating some right now.

What’s up next?: I'm getting MARRIED!!!