Nicholas Martin-Smith: About the Artist


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Nicholas Martin-Smith It was his grandfather’s cousin, playwright Edward Martyn, who along with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory of Poole, founded Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.  Mr. Martin-Smith has been the Artistic Director of the Hudson Warehouse since its inception in the Summer of 2004.  He directed and appeared in the company’s inaugural production of The Tempest.  He also directed Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Trojan Women, Cyrano, Romeo & Juliet as well as last seasons Richard III.   Mr. Martin-Smith has worked for years as an actor, most recently appearing Off-Broadway as Frank Deluca in The Rise of Dorothy Hale at St. Luke’s Theatre and as Harrison Brent in Perfect Crime at the Snapple Theatre Center. Also Off Broadway as Angelo in Measure for Measure (Soho Rep), Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (Douglas Fairbanks) and as Antyphilus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Riverside Shakespeare Co.).  He also appeared in New York as Claudius in Hamlet, the Duke of Cornwall in King Lear and as King Magnus in The Apple Cart all at Theatre Ten-Ten. Other roles include Dr. Lvov in Ivanov at The Mint Theatre, Pentheus in Chuck Mee’s adaptation of The Bacchae, and Lt. Charles in Renee Phillippi’s adaptation of The Adding Machine at 78th Street Theatre Lab.  Regionally he has appeared in The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing both at Boston’s Publick Theatre, and as Konstantine in The Seagull at the American Repertory Theater.  He also appeared as Franny in Balm in Gilead, John Polk in Am I Blue, and in the title role of David Mamet’s Edmond, all at the Alley Theatre Company.  Television credits include, “Law & Order,” “Another World” and “Spencer: For Hire.”  Film credits include “Picture Perfect,” “Carlito’s Way,” “The Clothes Line” and “Boys Night Out.”  He received his B.F.A. from Tulane University and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College where he was a graduate fellow. In addition to teaching at Brooklyn College, Mr. Martin-Smith has taught acting at Marymount Manhattan College, St. Francis College and at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, as well as his own studio class.  He is the recipient of the Monroe Lippman Founder’s Award for Acting, and a Best of Boston Award for his performance in the title role of David Mamet’s Edmond.

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  1. […] age comes wisdom.  Hudson Warehouse Artistic Director Nicholas Martin Smith stays in the moment while performing Jacques famous "All the World's a Stage" speech from Act 2, […]

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