Toronto based, Nicholas Arnold is an accomplished entertainer and successful filmmaker. A graduate of Vancouver Film School, Nicholas produced and directed his first award-winning documentary at the age of 14. He followed that with his feature directorial debut, “The Vicious Circle”, premiering it by the time he was 17.
In 2014, Nicholas completed his second and most successful feature filmmaking venture, “William’s Lullaby.” The film went on to win favourable reviews and numerous awards, internationally, including ‘Best Film’.
In 2012, Nicholas took his one-man show, “A Tribute to Jerry Lewis” and toured it around Ontario to various retirement homes and communities. He eventually landed a place on the professional theater circuit and premiered the show at the 700-seat Orillia Opera House.
Nicholas, alongside Ontario crooner Derek Marshall, is part of the original cast of “Dean and Jerry: What Might Have Been”, currently on tour.
An avid supporter of charities and causes, Nicholas produced and directed the annual live fundraising variety show, “Shave for a Cure”, raising over $30,000 for cancer research in a four-year span. In 2005, as a result of his volunteer and community work, he received the Mayor’s Youth Award for Volunteerism and in 2008, became one of twenty across Canada to receive the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership (recognized by the Governor General). His volunteerism had him delivering talks as a teenager to various Rotary Clubs and organizations.
Nicholas has since taken his creative passions and love for philanthropy and community involvement and combined them as part of a successful career as a speaker and entertainer. As a writer as well as performer, Nicholas has demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect with audiences and inspire/motivate them in an entertaining and engaging way. His writings have been published by various news outlets and online magazines (with three publications in 2018) and his notariety as a performer has had him accept opportunities across Canada and the U.S.
From conferences to fundraisers to formal entertainment and public talks, Nicholas has performed at The Orillia Opera House, The Elks Opera House, The Grand Theater (Kingston), Hacienda Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, The Georgian Bay Hotel and Conference Centre, Hart House Great Hall and many more venues, bringing his nostalgic style, charm and humour to audiences from all over.
Nicholas is currently the host of a new, documentary-style mini-series podcast, entitled “Paying Tribute” in which he has had the honour of interviewing notable subjects in the nostalgia performing industry.