WHAT WAS YOUR BEST / WORST TIME WITH WHISKEY?
After failing to get a callback for my first choice (and due to poor planning, ONLY choice that year) grad school, I drowned my sorrows at a friend's birthday party. Beer and whiskey and God-knows-what-else flowed aplenty. I know from later photographic evidence that I spent some portion of that night in a tree, followed by a nap in a bathtub. Miraculously, I woke up on a couch, dusted myself off, and got home to shower and get out the door in time to catch a bus for a choir tour, the majority of which I spent hungover.
WHAT WAS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS DREAM YOU HAD FOR YOUR LIFE?
I wanted to be some amalgam of Clarence Darrow and Atticus Finch, until two critical things happened: 1) I got paid for singing opera as an undergrad, and 2) I learned from friends a year or two older than me that law school is awful.
WHEN LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE AFTER THE APOCALYPSE, WHAT MAKES WILLIAMSBURG SO APPEALING?
After the Apocalypse, shaving was abandoned as a relic of a decadent, extinct era. Men's social standing was reflected in their facial hair. The grooming and maintenance of beards became one of the highest callings, and people flocked from far and wide to centers of beard knowledge. As Williamsburg had the largest number of experts in artisanal beard oils, moustache waxes, and other facial hair arcana, it became the new Rome.
A classically trained baritone active in local and regional opera companies, Nick is thrilled to be part of this production. Recent credits include Melchior (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Silvano (Un ballo in maschera), Customs officer and Marcello cover (La boheme), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Mr. Jenks and Grandpa cover (The Tender Land), Ceprano (Rigoletto), Yakuside (Madama Butterfly). In May, Nick will be part of the Natchez Festival of Music productions, singing the Bonze in Madama Butterfly, and covering Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance.