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Posted: December 04, 2018

There’s Nothing Cowardly About This Lion

By Ann Kelly

Nicholas Pearson has an impressive resume, but bringing the heart and soul of a lion to the stage of Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall is an equally impressive task. Growing up watching “The Wizard of Oz” around the holidays every year was such a nice part of my childhood. Now Nicholas brings the Cowardly Lion to life this Sunday when “The Wizard of Oz” has two performances scheduled for 3 and 8 pm. Stepping into the paws of the the original Lion - Bert Lahr - is an actor’s dream and it was for Nicholas. I was happy to chat with him about his role of Zeke, aka The Cowardly Lion and how much fun he has with fans. 

Nicholas has also performed in Crazy for You (Moose). Regional credits include The Wizard of Oz (Lion), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present), Rocky Horror Show (Eddie), Spamalot (Mrs.Galahad/Sir Bedevere). For ticket information and upcoming show at Ruth Eckerd Hall just check here.


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