Nicholas Cocchetto is an actor and writer living in New York City. Originally from Arkport, New York, he graduated from Niagara University with his B.F.A. in Drama and later attended Stella Adler Studios in New York City. In 2011 he was selected as an alternate for the apprentice company at Actors Theatre of Louisville and ultimately spent a season with Peterborough Players appearing as “Barnardine” in Measure for Measure receiving a New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Production of a Drama/Comedy.
His interest in writing lead him to the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages. There he studied under various instructors including Daniel Goldstein, Randy Graff, and Judy Gold and he was named a 2013-2014 Rockwell Scholar. His recent credits include “Frank” in The Drunken City (The WorkShop Theater), “Slim” in Wild Oats (12 Miles West), as well as readings of Do Not Leave Unattended at 59E59 (dir. Daniella Topol) and Swimming at the Ritz at Primary Stages starring Penny Fuller (dir. Stephen Brackett).
As a writer his play Miriam in Honey has been read and workshopped at Primary Stages, The Lark (dir. TJ Weaver, asst. dir. Eclipsed on Broadway) as well as The PlayGround Experiment, a new theater collaborative where he continues to develop his second play Howlers. He will next appear as “Diesel” in West Side Story at Summer Theatre of New Canaan followed by the premiere of The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer at FringeNYC. As always, his work is lovingly dedicated to his amazing nieces and nephew, Sophia, Isabella, Madeline, and Francesco.