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Andrew Nelson

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Andrew Nelson
Classification: Senior
Faith West Academy

If you have been to a play at Faith West Academy in the last 3 years you probably have seen thespian Andrew Nelson. He has been cast in The Miracle, Red, Harvey, Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, and most notably for his lead role in A Christmas Carol Experience as Ebenezer Scrooge.  He said it was never difficult to learn the lines and get into character, but admitted that Scrooge was the most challenging.  “I had to speak with somewhat of a British accent with lower pitch causing me to lose my voice twice,” he said.  Fortunately, he was able to regain his voice and deliver flawless performances.  Audiences will be able to see Andrew in his last two performances for FWA in 2014.  He will play Dr. Charles Elliot in the Texas premiere of Jam Jar Sonnets, January 17-19, and a lead role in The Miracle, April 14, 16, & 18. Actors Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp, and Benedict Cumberbatch have inspired Andrew to work in the craft and take on challenges of each character presents.

Favorite thing to do after school: Relax and do homework.

Favorite class or subject: History from the period between the American Revolution to the Civil War, AP Government, and AP English Literature.

What are your ambitions after high school?  “I would love to go to one of the big three military schools (U. S. Military Academy at West Point,  Naval Academy in Annapolis  and U. S. Air Force Academy). I like political science, (but) if Gods wants me to go into politics, I will.  If He wants me to be an actor, I will.  I have been given special gifts and I want to use them to glorify Him.”

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