Nathan Salstone The Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Northbrook, IL
What challenges have you had to overcome to get here?
Being the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera" was a very stressful job for me for many reasons. It was a challenge because I was double casted with another boy who had not done a show before and was cast as the Phantom. That was challenging because the Phantoms didn’t each get as much stage time as they had wished for, but it’s difficult to feel confident about your performance watching another person do it. I take acting very seriously and it was hard to sit back and watch another person do your role when you have a million ideas of what you could do but don’t have the time to try them all out.
Acoustic guitar, improvisation, beat boxing