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Mark Nelson is an actor and director who has taught at Princeton since 2009. He toured the country in 2016 as Herr Schultz in Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes. He has appeared in New York in My Name Is Asher Lev; Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love (Lincoln Center); Timon of Athens (The Public Theater); The Winter’s Tale (BAM and international tour); Three Sisters (Roundabout Theater) and A Few Good Men.  He has played Uncle Vanya in Bartlett Sher's production at the Intiman Theatre, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at The Shakespeare Theater, D.C., and 36 characters in I Am My Own Wife (Cleveland Playhouse).  His TV work includes "The Good Wife," “Unforgettable," "Law & Order," and "Spin City." He has directed plays at Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, and is a frequent guest director at the Juilliard School. He has received an Obie Award, a Lortel Award, the Emery Battis Award for Classical Acting, and the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship. He studied acting with Uta Hagen at HB Studio, where he currently teaches. He is a graduate of Princeton.

In the news – Mark Nelson Selected as 2013 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow (2013)

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Lewis Center for the Arts
185 Nassau Street

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