“I think for anybody who wants to be an actor or who is acting and down on it the key is just staying in it, it’s the decision to say no matter what happens I’m going to find a way to do it, and it might not pay my bills, and it might not be the big show of the town, but I’m going to do this. There’s literally and that, and you know what, that’s the confidence that you walk in the room with." — Nik Walker
Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt: Empowering Actors to Create episode 5. Today we have Nik Walker; actor,writer, poet,musician, movie nerd, and above all human. We have a little convo about his new musical Whiskeyland, being true to yourself, and you never know where an audition will take you!
Nik Walker is a graduate of the acting program at NYU Tisch, he's been fortunate enough to work at some of America's best theaters- The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse and Westport Country Playhouse, to name a few- and made his Broadway debut in 2013 with Motown the Musical. His rock fable Whiskeyland! is currently being developed through Richard H. Blake's Last Call Theatricals, and he recently completed work on his latest, a 3 hander thriller entitled Uncle Jackie. Nik lives in Queens with his lovely bride-to-be Sarah and their cat, Ferris.