My name is Nicholas Podany. I could give you my resume here, but there will be links to those later on down the road. I'm a creator in mind, and a collaborator at heart. Actually, that's a pretty good summation. Here is my resume!
I’m finally allowed to say it. I’m playing Albus Severus Potter on Broadway starting March 20th. Since the age of six, my mother would read me to sleep with those stories. My sister wrote me a fake Hogwarts acceptance letter. Even last year, during a freak subway accident in New York, I calmed down and got myself through it simply by reminding myself that I am a Gryffindor. Harry Potter has had a profound impact on my life, and it is an honor and a dream to be carrying on that legacy and love to theatre goers, old and new, as the story continues. I mean, I like to consider that my mom, who’s English herself, reading to me night after night with all the different accents, inspired me to become a storyteller myself. So who knows what kids will come to see this story and be inspired to love harder, listen closer, and feel deeper. The world has always needed stories like this, filled with empathy and magic. Especially today, it’s pretty obvious that in our world of constant communication, we all need a bit more time for connection and hope. I think that’s what this play offers, amongst a whole lot of other things, including some really really cool magic. But at the end of the day, it just feels really cool to call myself a Potter, I mean, come on, that’s pretty cool.
That’s a wrap on my first feature film, playing the lead singer of Summertime Dropouts. I came in an actor, and left as a punk, songwriter, collaborator, friend, and a part of a new and incredible family. Produced by Winterstate Entertainment, this is one to look forward to in 2019!
A short film I created with my good friend Jack Frerer is about to start making it’s rounds at festivals… and has already been an official selection at the CUMP Film Festival in Kenya! Jack is an unbelievably talented composer, and made this short film after having written the score. The process was incredible, and so is the product. I’ll keep you posted on more developments.
I've also written some plays, series, and short plays! Not many, but certainly a few. If any of that interests you, you can CLICK HERE to read sections of my writing.
If you've gotten this far, well done. I'm surprised you haven't clicked on any links yet, but at least you found this last little bit of text at the bottom of the page. I don't know what you were expecting... a joke?
What's blue and smells like red paint?
If you weren't looking for a joke, but instead more of my website, there are links at the top of the page guiding you to different pages, links, and even a way to contact me directly. If you don't know what 'links' or 'pages' are, there's really nothing more I can do to help you.