Artist Bios

Nelson Simmons

Nelson Simmons

(Bio as of October 2018)

Nelson Simmons makes his Goodman Theatre debut. He has also been cast in the lead role of Kenny in the Chicago Children’s Theatre production of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, opening in March 2019. Simmons is a multiple time PUSH Excel Oratorical Competition winner and has been a featured speaker at many high-profile city events. He plays guitar and is on his school's cross-country and soccer teams. He loves reading, trivia, YouTube videos and making people laugh. Simmons is an active member of his church and a sixth grade honor student.