Delighted to be nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' in the 'Broadway World Regional Awards 2019'. For the role of 'Lady Annabella Byron' in Theatre Unleashed production of 'Ada and the Engine' earlier this year.
Adapted from "Peter Pan" by J.M.Barrie this short film examines the story from a grown-up Wendy's point of view, despairing of her lack of independence and opportunity in 1904 British society. Denise plays Liza, maid to the Darling residence. Written by Katherine Sainte Marie and directed by Elise Robertson.
Episode One of the new Improv Comedy Podcast 'Low Budget Radio Show' goes LIVE today!!
The trio from the North Hollywood Improv Troupe 'ImprompTU Imposters' together again for a weekly podcast, given suggested characters/situations from the audience and then...hold onto your seats, it could be a bumpy, yet highly enjoyable ride! A 10-15min burst of fun to brighten up your week.
An amazing day working with students from Washington Prep High School at Universal Studios, Hollywood, helping with their end of year film projects. Thank you BAFTA LA for inviting me to be part of this inspiring event. Can't wait to see the finished films.
"His less than adoring wife Anabella Byron (played by the delightfully unyielding Denise Nicholson)." - Christine Deitner, The Theatre Times
"Her mother, Anabella Byron (Denise Nicholson is wonderful as Ada’s overprotective mother) attempts tirelessly to separate Ada from literature and into math and science." - Mary E. Montoro, All About the Stage
"Nicholson succeeds in portraying a mother who punishes her child for the sins of its father, and is nasty enough that one keeps expecting her to bellow out, “No wire coat hangers ever!”" - Ernest Kearney, The TVolution
"As Ada’s mother, Anabella Byron, Denise Nicholson brought the right level of sternness and disapproval and authority to the role. Watching her facial expressions while Ada was interacting with Babbage said multitudes about her attitudes on the matter." - Daniel Faigin, Observations Along the Road
"The experienced supporting cast shines, particularly enjoyed Denise Nicholson as the cold calloused mother who is afraid of losing her only daughter the same way she lost her husband." - Mike Check
Rehearsals start this week for 'Ada and the Engine'. The cast and creative team headed to San Jose to visit the Computer History Museum to view their current exhibit of Ada Lovelace (the lead character of our play). Ada was a mathematician and visionary (1815 - 1852) and is often referred to as 'the first programmer'. Wonderful exhibit and museum, well worth a visit.
Compelling in both story and action, LOST GIRLS: ANGIE’S STORY is a tale of triumph over adversity, of hope over shame. Sex trafficking has become the number 2 criminal activity in the US. 'Artists for Change' hopes to inspire audiences to use their voice and support the victims who were and still are forced to endure the brutal injustice of sex trafficking.
Denise will play the role of Liza in the upcoming short film 'Darling, Darling, Wendy', shooting end of April.
On the fifteenth anniversary of her journey to Neverland, Wendy lies in wait in the family nursery for Peter Pan. As she attempts to persuade him to take her back to the magical island from her childhood, Peter confronts her with a startling secret. Adapted from "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie this story examines Munchausen By Proxy.
Denise is thrilled to reprise the role of Stephanie/Star Child in the staged reading of The Anniversary Issue. Denise performed scenes from this show at Theatre Unleashed, Short+Sweet Hollywood, and Serial Killers at Sacred Fools. This will be the first time the script, written by L.A. playwright Gregory Crafts, has been read publicly in its entirety.
"Best Superhero" - Denise has been nominated in the highly prestigious (hmm, well maybe not) 12th annual Thursty awards! Performing as 'Starchild' in The Anniversary Issue at 'Serial Killers at the Sacred Fools Theater'.
Denise was thrilled to be invited to take part in a short film about BAFTA Los Angeles Newcomer Program. (A two-year new talent initiative, recognizing and supporting rising UK stars who have recently moved to Los Angeles to further their development and career.)