My name is Nicholas Podany. I am nineteen years old and a third year BFA Drama student at The Juilliard School in New York (Group 47). Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I've been acting since my first grade performance of twelfth night. Since then, I've gone on to perform in great professional stage productions, TV shows, and write, direct, score, edit, and produce my own films and stage plays. I also have had the opportunity to begin teaching acting at several schools and studios in California to middle schoolers through college students.
In addition to being an actor, I'm also a musician. Having played at Los Angeles clubs like The Roxy, opened for the likes of Maroon 5 at the Microsoft Theatre, and written award winning soundtracks for short films and web series, I am always looking to do more, and am currently finishing up my debut solo album. To LISTEN to samples of my songs, CLICK HERE.
In class, in shows, or at home, I'm always being exposed to great writers, old and new. From Shakespeare, to August Wilson, to Kathy Graf, I've been constantly inspired by the incredible stories I've had the chance to tell on stage or onscreen. After a while, I began to take a shot at writing my own stuff, including plays, short stories, short films, and web series. Several have been produced, directed, and workshopped in Los Angeles and New York. To read sections of my writing, CLICK HERE.
As I began to write films, I realized I needed a camera to film them with! Quickly, this camera went from being a means of film to a great introduction to photography. I was hooked, taking pictures of anything and anyone I could see. With my camera attached to me at the hip, I now do landscape and portrait/headshot photography. To see more, CLICK HERE.