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Todd Neilsen has been a member of the Artistic Advisory Board, and the director of Thornton Wilder's comic farce, The Matchmaker and has been profied in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar Section.

The recipient of several Drama-Logue and L.A. Weekly awards for his directing work, Todd was nominated for the Theatre L.A Ovation Award two years for The Colony's productions of Working, King of Hearts, as well as an L.A. Drama Critics Circle nomination for his work on the musical Rags. He won Ovation Directing Awards for the Colony productions of On The Twentieth Century, How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying and City of Angeles. Other Colony productions include The Last Metro, The Skin of Our Teeth, Tomfoolery, Execution of Justice, March of the Falsettos, The Robber Bridegroom, Guys and Dolls, The Diviners, A Little Night Music.

Todd directed and choreograhed The Colony's You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Directing credits at other theatres include Nunsense, Guys and Dolls, See How They Run, The Sound of Music, Annie, Side by Side by Sondheim, Gigi, HONK! for International City Theatre, A New Brain for West Coast Ensemble, Where's Charley? for the Musical Theatre Guild at Pasadena Playhouse, and The Secret Garden for Glendale Centre Theatre. 

As an actor, Todd has been seen as Ralph Clark in Our Country's Good, and as Man #3 in the hit West Coast premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together. Prior to that he received a Drama-Logue Award for his portrayal of the writer, Stine, in the Theatre LA Ovation Award-winning production of City of Angels, which he co-directed with Nick DeGruccio. Other Colony performances include A Company of Wayward Saints, Berlin to Broadway, To Culebra, Incident At Vichy, Working, An Ideal Husband, How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingYou Can't Take It With You, and  Side Show.

L.A. audiences have also seen Todd in productions such as Hopeful Romantic, Me and My Girl, Peter Pan, Sunday in the Park with George, The Radio City Xmas Spectacular and The Wonder Years.