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Colony audiences have seen Nick DeGruccio in Fuddy Meers, You're A Good Man, Charlie BrownThe Man Who Came to Dinner, June Moon, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying as well as Our Country's Good, King of Hearts, Grotesque Love Songs, Working, To Culebra, The Mousetrap, 17 Days, Mr. Roberts, Guys and Dolls, Holy Ghosts, The Last Chance Cafe, The Robber Bridegroom, A Day Out Of Time, Habeus Corpus, and Thataway Jack.

As a resident director at the Colony, Nick directed the acclaimed productions of Side Show  (nominated for 8 LA Ovation Awards including Best Director of a Musical), The Laramie Project (nominated for 5 LA Ovation Awards including Best Director of a Play), Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, co-directed City of Angels which won the Theatre LA Ovation Award for Best Musical Smaller Theatre and 7 DramaLogue  awards including Direction, the West Coast Premiere of Sondeim’s Putting It Together, for which he received a Theatre LA Ovation Award nomination and Garland Award for Direction, the second-stage production of Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer and An Evening Honoring Ray Bradbury

He also conceived, wrote, produced and directed Passions-A Late Night Cabaret for The Colony, which was moved to The Cinegrill at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Other directing credits include: Pippin for the Burbank Civic Light Opera, Two By Two and How Now Dow Jones for the Musical Theatre Guild (Pasadena Playhouse), Jack & the Giant and Sleeping Beauty for the Assistance League Of Southern California (9 O’clock Players), Rockne (a new musical), The Foreigner (the Colony’s 7 plays in May) and The History of The Musical Theatre in 44 Minutes and 28 Seconds for MTG.

As an actor, Nick performed the role of Sonny in the LA Company and Broadway National Tour of City of Angels, Joey in the long-running LA company of Tony 'n Tina's Wedding. Nick played R.M. Renfield in Dracula for both the Sacramento Theatre Company and Pennsylvania Centre Stage Company and recently played Eros in Antony & Cleopatra for the Nevada Shakespeare Company and Worthie in Cool My Tongue at the Celebration Theatre.  Other regional, New York, and West Coast credits include leading roles in The Taming of the Shrew, Nicholas Nickleby, As You Like It, Camelot, Dr. Jimmy's Heartbreak Hour, The Star-Spangled Girl, Cabaret, The Pirates of Penzance, and Antigone

Various TV and film credits include Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Jenny, Saved by the Bell, Josh Kirby - Time Warrior, Tales of the City, Tony n’ Tina, Where or When and General Hospital as well as commercials.  He can also be heard as the voice of the Tin Man on The Treasure of Oz CD ROM. 

Nick is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab West.
 

2/2003