Alexander Nicoll
Actor, Singer, Musician
“Alexander Nicoll is keen, focused, interested in the process, and dedicated to his craft. A talented triple threat, Alex is one to watch for, as he carves his path in the Canadian musical theatre scene.”
– Julie Tomaino, Choreographer

Alexander Nicoll grew up on a small farm in Merville, Northern Vancouver Island. Though he spent his childhood surrounded by music, it was not until much later that he began to pursue it himself. Until he was about seventeen, Alex focused most of his energy on the various sports he played, primarily soccer. In grade 7 he started learning the trombone and he played in various concert, jazz, and R&B bands for several years, but his focus remained on sports.

Alex performed in his first musical at the age of sixteen, a production of Cats, and from then on he was hooked. He enrolled in a few musical theatre classes, started taking weekly voice lessons, and by the time he graduated high school he had six credits, finishing with the title role in Joseph. Thinking he would try keeping acting as a hobby, Alex then spent a year at the University of Victoria studying physics, calculus, and computer science. That chapter was short lived though, and by the spring he had decided to pursue his passion of musical theatre, and so he enrolled in the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University.

Knowing almost nobody in Vancouver at the time, Alex applied himself completely to his training, and by his second year he had the opportunity to perform lead roles in both a mainstage play directed by Stuart Aikins as well as a Sondheim musical. Upon graduation he had filled out his resume and his skill set, and within a year he was awarded the Aida Broadbent Award from Theatre Under the Stars, the Outstanding Newcomer Award from Applause Musicals Society, and had two professional contracts under his belt. Since then Alex has continued to work professionally around British Columbia, and career highlights have included Spamalot! with the Vancouver Arts Club, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, and Titanic directed by Max Reimer.

When not performing, Alex is constantly taking classes in acting singing and dancing, and spends much of his spare time writing music and honing his skills on guitar, trombone, recorder, ukulele, and piano. Though he believes a performer is never finished training, he also believes a performer needs to take time to balance all aspects of their life. With that in mind, Alex loves returning to work on his farm, hiking in the mountains, and he hopes one day to hike the Incan Trail up to Machu Pichu.