ACTOR

THEATRE

GORGEOUS by Jane Miller – Dan

Reading
Secret Theatre, Long Island City
Dir. Laura Pestronk

SEXT ME NOW by Michael Marceline
Robert Moss Theater, NY
Dir. Julian Stetkevych

INSIDE OUT – Victor Tho
Reading
Abingdon Theatre, NY
Dir. Kim Sharpe

M. BUTTERFLY – Song Liling

Omaha Community Playhouse, NE
2003 Fonda/Mcguire Award Outstanding Performance Actor LeadingRole
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M. BUTTERFLY – Song Liling
Creighton University, NE
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TAKE ME OUT – Kawabata
SNAP! Productions, NE
2005 TAG nomination Outstanding Performance Actor in a featured role

THE KING AND I – The King
Dundee Dinner Theatre, NE
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BIG RIVER – Young Fool, Silas Phelps, Harvey Wilkes, Hank
Chanticleer Theatre, IA
TAG nomination Outstanding Performance Actor in a featured role, Musical

SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL – Various
Baby D Productions, NE
TAG nomination Outstanding Performance Actor in a Supporting Role
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LOVE IS STRANGE – Mickey
The Shelterbelt Theatre, NE
TAG winner Outstanding Performance Actor in a Leading role
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BEYOND THERAPY – Bob
Baby D Productions, NE
TAG Winner Outstanding Performance Actor in a Supporting Role
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CYBER – Blaine
The Shelterbelt Theatre, NE

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Acrobat
Kimball Hall, NE

TWO MINUTE SHAKEPEARES – 2 Minute Player
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, NE

BONDAGE – Mark
The Blue Barn Theatre, NE

VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM – Zack, Ali
Lincoln Ensemble Theatre, NE

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Peter Cratchit
Lied Center, UNL
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THE BEAR – Smirnov
Studio Theatre, UNL

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE – Blackmailer, Ironshirt
Howell Mainstage, UNL

GETTING OUT – Ronnie
Studio Theatre, UNL

 


FILM / TELEVISION / COMMERCIAL

11:12 – Dr Mino
Student Film
Supporting role
Dir Greg Saltiel
New York Film Academy
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THE SOPRANOS – Background
Series Finale Television Episode
HBO
Grant-Wilfrey Casting

BELLY FULL OF ANGER – Umberto
Feature
Lead
Terminal Pictures
Dir. Andre Perkowski
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MICKEY MASTERS – Restaurant Manager
Cable Television Pilot
Take 2 Productions
Dir. Willie Ames

WOODMEN INSURANCE
Industrial
Husband
Anderson Partners/Woodmen Insurance

MUTUAL OF OMAHA SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Industrial
Executive
Mutual of Omaha

WELLS FARGO CORE SALES SKILLS
Industrial
Relocated Executive
VisionPoint Productions

NEBRASKA LOTTERY
Commercial
Destiny
Nebraska Lottery

NEBRASKA LOTTERY
Commercial
Construction Worker
Nebraska Lottery

IOWA GAMBLING
Commercial
Kim
Applied Art & Technology

“GET TO THE BOOTH”
PSA
Announcer
Fox 42 Studios

BAKER’S PHOTO FINISHING
Commercial
Photographer
Bakers Supermarket

BAKER’S SUPERMARKET
Commercial
Cashier
Bakers Supermarket

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Commercial
Banker
First National Bank

ROBERTS DAIRY
Commercial
Dancer
Roberts Dairy

LIFE IS A SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS
Industrial
Retail worker
Visionpoint

 

PRINT

GATEWAY 2000
Take 2 Productions

HEARTHSTONE HOMES
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ALIANT COMMUNICATIONS
Irvin Studios
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MUTUAL OF OMAHA CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE
Mutual Of Omaha
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TRAINING

ACTING
Laura Arnold, Scott Cook, Kevin Hofeditz, Shirley Carr-Mason, Paul Steger

DIALECTS & SPEECH
Kevin Hofeditz, Shirley Carr-Mason

VOICE
D. Laureen Pickle, Charlotte Shields

DANCE
Carey Twomey

STAGE COMBAT
Paul Steger – UNL
Qui Nguyen – Rabid Vamps Fight Studio, NY

PLAYWRITING
Kathy Fletcher

WORKSHOPS
Michael Mauldin, Dan Harlin, Peter Sellars

 

TAKE ME OUT

“An outstanding supporting ensemble kicks things up another notch. Though all are solid, Don Nguyen stands out as a bottledup Japanese pitcher, particularly at the start of Act 3 as he explains why he doesn`t speak English.”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“Don Nguyen is a standout as Takeshi Kawabata, the intensely reserved Japanese pitcher. Picked on and passed off by the other teammates for the ill-assumed language gap, Nguyen shines when he speaks about his languages, Japanese and English”
– Rachel Buttner, The Reader

BIG RIVER

“Also notable are two hilarious novelty numbers: Dutch Haling as Papp Finn, growling about “Guv’ment,” and Don Nguyen as a young fool enthusing about the glories of ‘Arkansas.’ They’re excellent character actors as well”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“Don Nguyen got some of the night’s biggest laughs playing several characters. His Young Fool from Arkansas was especially appealing.”
– Tim McMahon, Daily Nonpareil

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

“Nguyen strikes the right note as John…Wassem and Nguyen stay right with each other through Mamet’s rapid-fire dialogue…Nguyen’s silence in response is also striking, an example of what a good actor can do with no lines at all.”
– John Keenan , Omaha World Herald

THE KING AND I

“Nguyen, in the role made famous by Yul Brynner, is razor sharp – sharp enough to make 40-year-old dialogue as fresh and funny as last week’s “Will & Grace.” Nguyen’s delivery and timing consistently drew bursts of laughter from a preview audience of 60 last weekend.”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“Nguyen’s timing wins more laughs than Yul Brynner’s king could imagine. Yet he does justice to the monarch’s complexity as he struggles with the modern world represented by Anna.”
– Warren Franke, Daily Nonpareil

“Watching Nguyen stomp around, feign understanding and manipulate the people and situations around him is the best time you’re going to have this month. He should get a TAG award for this performance, as I think it’s some of his finest work.”
– Julien Fielding, PerformanceOmaha

SHELTERSKELTER 8

“Don Nguyen, as that victim, is as nasty as you could wish for playing a sadistic knife-wielder, yet minutes earlier he’s a stitch as a zealous cemetery guard wielding a tennis racket like a sword in “Shakespeare Lives” by Mark Harvey Levine.”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

LOVE IS STRANGE

“Beth Weindel, as Sylvia, and Don Nguyen, as Mickey, give gutsy, wrenching performances that are convincing not only in their portrayal of fear and anger, but also in showing the complexity of twisted love that keeps the abuse going. Fight scenes are harrowing and must leave the two actors bruised and spent. ”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

“The result is a fascinating performance. Nguyen appears to be anything but physically intimidating (here both Carlson and Link tower over him). But from the beginning, when Mickey charms both Sylvia and the audience with his self-effacing intelligence, Nguyen uses his voice and body to convey a need for control that turns terrifying when his capacity for brutality is revealed. Most “evil husband” portrayals are exactly that, but Schweiger and Nguyen keep Mickey human, which makes him all the more creepy.”
– Meg Arader, The Reader

BEYOND THERAPY

“Don Nguyen is terrific as poker-faced, manipulating Bob….”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald