Name: Bob Nelson
Title: Retired TMA Faculty Member
Division: TMA Retired Faculty
Profile: Bob Nelson “came home” in 2005 to chair the U of U Department of Theatre. Now he’s now back in the classroom full-time. He enjoys theatre history, dramatic literature, new-play development, acting, directing, and Shakespeare.
Directing: 45 Seconds from Broadway, California Suite (Neil Simon Festival); First Water Project (Salt Lake Acting Company); The Affair, Diary of Anne Frank, Wit (U of U); Handing Down the Names, Nathan the Wise (BYU).
Stage: Dr. Pretorius, Bride of Frankenstein (Sackerson Producers); all nine adult males, Spring Awakening (University of Utah); Thomas Jefferson, Third Crossing (by Debora Threedy, Plan-B Theatre); Ben, Broadway Bound (Neil Simon Festival); Macbeth, Prospero in The Tempest (BYU-Hawaii).
Film: Father Vernon, “Evil Angel”; Isaac Hale, “Emma Smith: My Story,” “Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration”; Judge Richard Young, “Hancock County”; Professor, “Pride and Prejudice”; Parker, “Brigham City.” Narrator, “The Light of Men,” “The Restoration.”