We had the good fortune of connecting with Nigel Huckle and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nigel, what do you attribute your success to?
Persistence. Whenever I’m in a Q&A with young performers, or if I meet people after a show, and they ask me for my advice, I always tell them: Be persistent. You have to open your own doors if you’re pursuing a career in the arts and creative industries, but you can and should always ask for help in opening them. I have never been shy about leaning on the people that I know, and who support my work in asking for guidance. And whenever I see an opportunity that I think I’m right for, I meticulously lay the groundwork, and I go after it. Persistence in my preparation and in my ambitious pursuits has always gotten me the jobs that I’ve loved the most.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an actor, singer, and musical theatre performer. These days, what sets me apart is my appreciation for and proficiency in classic style singing. I’ve performed in professional musical theatre from a young age, and I really started training in high school. From there I decided I wanted to pursue acting as a career and I got a degree in musical theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. My first year there I was placed with a teacher whose main strength was in opera, and that really shaped the direction my voice was going to take for the rest of my career. In a world of full of “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Hadestown” (both great shows), I’m one of the few guys left who can do “The Light in the Piazza” and “Sweeney Todd”, and do them really well. So along those lines, I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned in over a decade in the business is that I don’t need to change who I am or what I sound like to achieve what I want to achieve. For the longest time, I thought I had to push to fit my voice or my style into what I thought a particular project wanted. But once I accepted that my voice is enough to fill the shows I’m really interested in, I was able to become my most authentic self as an actor in a way that people really respond to.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have to say, I’m only a few months old here in LA, so I’m just discovering the city for myself. But almost every day for me starts with a coffee and a donut from Dayglow Coffee in West Hollywood. I’ll take a book and sit outside at a table as the sun gets higher and the direction of the sunshine changes. But I’d also say, no trip to LA would be really complete without a sporting event, even if you’re not really into sports. The vibe at Dodger Stadium is enough for a great time… and the food and drinks of course!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my music and theatre teachers over the years. From my elementary school music teacher, my middle and high school band teachers, my high school and conservatory acting and singing teachers, and anyone who I’ve ever studied with privately, these people have all had a hand what I am able to accomplish in the audition room and on stage. I would not be the performer that I am without them.

Website: www.nigelhuckle.com

Instagram: @nigelhuckle

Twitter: @nigelhuckle

Facebook: @nigelhuckleofficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/nigelhuckle

Image Credits
Primary Image: Ken Jacques
Melissa Taylor
Will Russell Group
Connect2Culture
Jeff Busby

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