BIOGRAPHY

Nicholas Gentile has established himself as a fine talent in the music industry with shining testimonials concerning theatre, performance and composition. A proud graduate of the prestigious Talent Development Project, Nicholas has performed and studied around the world.

 

His BMM scholarship allowed Nicholas the opportunity to study conducting on the West End under Denise Ham and Colin Pettit on Les Miserables. In 2013, Nicholas travelled to Broadway through the Talent Development Project to work with composers such as Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, Godspell, Pippin) and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Aladdin), going on to perform in theatre venues around New York and Washington such as Don’t Tell Mamma and The Kennedy Centre. He was invited back as a student in the Marvin Hamlisch Broadway Conductors Program. Back home in Australia, Nicholas became the Chief conductor of the Sydney Girls Orchestra. 

 

Nicholas was later invited back to New York and Los Angeles by the ASCAP Foundation, and has since participated in the development of new musicals as a performer and Musical Director under the direction of Stephen Schwartz. 

 

Nicholas is the composer of La Creole, Together Apart, and a musical short film trilogy online (Identical, Devoted, Loving) starring Philip Quast. He has worked as a composer and orchestrator on various short films for international film festivals. Most recently Nicholas has been developing his opera, Émile & Voltaire as a feature film. Émile & Voltaire was developed in Italy in 2019 as part of the Puccini International Opera Composition Program before Opera Australia came onboard as the major contributor in the production of the concept film. The concept film premiered in Lucca, Italy in May 2020 and went on to be a winner at the Paris Film Festival and Nicholas was nominated for Best Composer at the Cannes Short Film Festival. 

 

As an educator, Nicholas was part of the team at the Sydney Actors School devising the musical theatre curriculum and continues to teach musical theatre at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Australian Institute of Music.

In 2022 Nicholas joined the team at Pacific Ocean Partners as Associate Producer and Creative Advisor. 

 

Nicholas is the creator and producer of Broadway Reimagined, which is now travelling internationally, throughout the corporate and cruise sectors. 

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