Nick Raynor is a true triple threat, combining a classically trained voice, detailed character work, and extensive dance training. His stage presence is intelligent, exuberant, and intensely physical.
In the original run of the Off-Broadway box office hit, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Raynor played Yosl, breathing life into the striking and reverent dances of Anatevka, including the beloved bottle dance. He returned to the production for its run at New World Stages, where he performd in the Ensemble and understudied Fyedke. Nick Raynor’s dance is athletic, expressive, and grounded in impeccable technique. In the international tour of West Side Story, Raynor brought grace and intensity to the iconic Jerome Robbins choreography.
A versatile performer, Raynor also shines in classic, Golden Age musicals. In the national tour of Guys and Dolls, he brought joy and humor to high roller of the New York gambling underworld, Scranton Slim, and he imbued his signature energy and wit into his work in the national tour of The Producers. Raynor also flourishes in dramatic roles. In the national tour of A Chorus Line, he was quietly brilliant as the sensitive, intellectual, driven dancer Mark Anthony.
Also a favorite of Equity regional houses, Raynor portrayed the Leading Player in Tibbits Opera House’s Pippin, acted as dance captain in Tommy at Woodstock Playhouse, appeared in Beauty and the Beast at Ogunquit Playhouse, and in Chicago at Ivoryton Playhouse.
Additionally, Raynor made a memorable appearance on Ryan Murphy’s The Glee Project on the Oxygen Network, chosen as a semifinalist out of thousands of performers.
Raynor is a graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in Dance, which included training in modern, jazz, and ballet. Raynor additionally received training in contemporary, hip hop, and ballet at ICON Dance Complex.