Todd Neilsen 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.

returns to The Colony having participated in over 40 of their productions over the years. As Director/Choreographer he has received multiple awards and nominations for Colony productions including On the Twentieth Century, City of Angels, Rags, Working, The Diviners, King of Hearts, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Matchmaker, How to Succeed in Business, Guys and Dolls, Execution of Justice, and A Little Night Music. As a performer Colony audiences may remember Todd from productions including Side Show, Putting It Together, City of Angels, Incident at Vichy, Our Country’s Good, and An Ideal Husband. Recent directing projects have included The Wiz for AMDA, The Robber Bridegroom for International City Theatre, Urinetown for Chapman University, and 1776 for Glendale Centre Theatre. Todd served as Resident Director for the Cheetah National tour of Disney’s The Lion King. He also acted as Associate Director for the first annual Mystery Writer’s Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky. Other past projects include White Christmas for Cabrillo Music Theatre, Lend Me a Tenor and Godspell for Chapman, Phantom for Moonlight Stage Productions, No Sex Please We’re British for the Norris Theatre, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune and How the Other Half Loves at ICT, Plaid Tidings for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Welk Resort, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for the Croswell Opera House.
April, 2012