Nic Grelli is an award-nominated actor, writer, and director. Nic has lived in NYC for over 14 years and has also lived and worked in Chicago, LA, and The Bay Area. Nic is proud to be a multi-lingual artist, having been raised by Italian immigrant grandparents and spending summers growing up living in Northern Italy. Nic graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2005, and trained at the Experimental Theatre Wing, (also earning a double major in English and American Literature) and then continued training after school with acclaimed teacher Maggie Flanigan in her Master Class. His soon led to a three year apprenticeship with Labyrinth Theatre Company, where Nic learned how to develop new work from some of the best artists in the country.
Nic has gone on to work with many of NYC’s premiere indie, developmental, and Off Broadway companies like Ensemble Studio Theatre, terraNova Collective, Theatre 167, The Working Theatre, The Lark, Dramatists Guild, Incubator Arts, BAX, Epic Theatre Ensemble, CAPS LOCK, Purple Rep, and many more. Regional credits include: The West Coast Premiere of “Honey Brown Eyes” at SF Playhouse, “Superior Donuts” at Dorset Theatre Festival, “Argonautika” by Tony Winner Mary Zimmerman at Berkeley Rep, “The Rose Tattoo” at Chicago’s Shattered Globe Theatre, and workshops of new plays at Lookingglass Theatre Chicago, Cincinnati Rep, and Penguin Rep. Nic has also worked extensively in front of and behind the camera on numerous short films and webseries. Nic has a featured role in the upcoming film “It Had To Be You,” by Sasha Gordon, Exec Produced by Chris Columbus and starring Cristin Milioti, which will be out in theaters nationwide October 21st, Short film credits include the lead in Shal Ngo’s “Bad Habits,” Adrienne Owen’s “Filthy Gorgeous,” and Terence Krey’s “Adopting Skins.”
Nic is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, and was a 2015 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award nominee for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for The Rose Tattoo. Nic recently closed the critically acclaimed, sold out play “The Jamb” by J Stephen Brantley, directed by Obie Winner David Drake. Nic loves to play guitar and sing, has trained in hip hop dance for over ten years, is a mighty excellent cook, a professional fight director with numerous Off Broadway credits, and is a frequent teaching artist with Epic Theatre Ensemble and The 52nd St project. Nic’s writing has been developed and presented at Labyrinth Theatre Co, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Developing Artists Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre, and The Nuyorican. Nic was a finalist for the Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship this past year, has contributed content to a number of webseries, and is developing a ten episode TV series called Atlantic-Pacific.