Artist Bios

Nelson H. Simmons

Nelson H. Simmons

(Bio as of October 2021)

Nelson H. Simmons (Boy Scrooge, Peter Cratchit) returns to the Goodman where it is his third season in A Christmas Carol. Chicago credits include The Red House (Beverly Arts Center); A Raisin in The Sun (Invictus Theatre); and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 (Chicago Children’s Theatre). Simmons is a multiple time PUSH Excel Oratorical Competition winner and has been a featured orator at many high-profile city events. Simmons is a 9th grader at Lincoln Park High School where he is also in the Drama Major program. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, loves reading, event planning, trying new foods and making people laugh. He excels academically and is an active member of his church.

With Goodman Theatre