Nathaniel grew up in the Bay Area of California. He started acting at a young age in school musicals and at a summer acting program at Gavilan College called STAR. As a teen, he acted in plays and musicals at St. Francis High School and Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose, where his passion for theatre grew and solidified. In August 2004 he moved to New York to begin a BFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
After moving to New York, Nathaniel continued to act in musicals and plays while in school. Shortly after graduating, in December 2008, along with friends from both NYU and the Bay Area, he co-founded Shelby Company, a theatre group committed to producing original plays by emerging playwrights.
Since co-founding Shelby Company, he has gone on to produce and act in over a dozen shows with the company and to work with artists and production companies in NYC and regionally on various plays, series, films, and new media projects.
Film, TV and New Media: Discovery ID's series Evil Lives Here, Dead Of Winter, and Shattered; Short Films Shrapnel, The World Doesn't Wait and Motherland Departed; webseries The Z List, Seeking Sublet, Basic Witch, and Half Full; podcasts Limetown, The Fall of the House of Sunshine, and Buick City 1AM.
Select NYC and Regional: Eat The Devil (One Year Lease, The Tank); Closer (Cumberland Theatre); Harvey (Heritage Theatre Festival, UVA); We Are Proud to Present... (Playmakers Rep); Mother of the Maid (Shakespeare & Co); Trevor at Theater for the New City (Lesser America); Rough Crossing and Appointment With Death (Cortland repertory Theater); Salute (New School); Four. Five. One. (Access Theatre); Ten Ways On A Gun (Squeaky Bicycle); WOMEN, the show (The PIT); Bea Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table and The Fantastic Adventures of TGSM... (Ars Nova); The Sister (The Brick); and The Three Seagulls (TRE).
With Shelby Company: Real Dead Ghosts (UNDER St. Marks; Montreal, Toronto and MN Fringes); Fallsway (U of M Rarig); Font of Knowledge (Mixed Blood Theatre); The Land Whale Murders (Theater Three); Uncle Shelby’s WunderPantry of Possibilities (Gene Frankel); The Luck of the Ibis (Access Theatre); New Beulah (The Creek, 440 Studios, The Pear); Uncle Shelby’s Traveling Treasure Trunk (MN Fringe, The Complex LA, The Pear); Say Say Oh Playmate (NOLA Fringe), and Ephemerama, a monthly collection of sketch and theatre 2010-2014 (Magnet Theatre, national performances in NY, LA, Bay Area, PA, NJ, MI, MN, Chicago).