Tony-nominated ‘Follies’ revival features WSU grad


Wright State University grad Nick Verina has a horse in the Tony Awards race tonight. He acted in “Follies,” which is nominated in eight categories including Best Revival of a Musical.

When the time came to turn his love of theater into a profession, he decided to study at Wright State University, which provided him such memorably juicy roles as Bud Frump in “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” Guido Contini in “Nine” and the title role in “Tartuffe.” He takes pride in the amount of work that went into obtaining his bachelor of fine arts in acting/musical theater in 2005.

“Wright State was a great place to learn and practice,” he said. “Our fantastic teachers taught us dedication and put us through a rigorous program. I’ve always said Wright State is just as great as any other program from Yale to Julliard. I feel we received the same training as those programs and others. I’m very proud of Wright State.”


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