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Mark Nelson

Lecturer in Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts

Mark Nelson is an actor and director. In 2013, he appeared off-Broadway in My Name Is Asher Lev, and received a Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship. On Broadway, he has acted in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love (Lincoln Center), Arthur Miller's After the Fall and Chekhov's Three Sisters (Roundabout Theatre), and the original productions of A Few Good Men, Rumors, Biloxi Blues, Amadeus, and Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile. He toured the world for a year with Sam Mendes' classical rep company, The Bridge Project. Other favorite roles include Uncle Vanya (in Bartlett Sher's production at the Intiman Theatre); Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (The Shakespeare Theater, D.C.); Matt in Talley's Folly (Berkshire Theatre Festival); and two solo pieces: I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (Cleveland Playhouse) and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger (Long Wharf Theater). His TV work includes recurring roles on “Law & Order” and “Spin City.” He has directed plays at Manhattan Theatre Club, Drama Dept., McCarter Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and Chautauqua Theatre Company, and the Juilliard School. Awards: Obie, Drama League, Connecticut Critics' Circle, S.F. Bay Area Critics, Carbonell, and Emery Battis Award for Classical Acting. Mark is a graduate of Princeton, and studied acting with Uta Hagen at HB Studio.

In the News

Mark Nelson Selected as 2013 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow 

Campus Address

Lewis Center for the Arts
185 Nassau Street


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