Dino Nicandros is a member of the Actors' Equity Association. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Theatre Arts, Emphasis in Acting and was recipient of the university’s John Raitt Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts (2014). He will next be seen in Musical Theatre West's production of White Christmas.
Dino has performed this year in 3-D Theatricals' production of Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), California Musical Theatre's 67th Music Circus Season production of 9 to 5 (Joe) and in McCoy Rigby Entertainment's production of West Side Story (Chino) at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts. In 2016, Dino performed in McCoy Rigby Entertainment's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Singing Voice of Quasimodo) at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts; California Musical Theatre's 66th Music Circus Season production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble); Candlelight Pavilion Theater's production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (J. Pierpont Finch), and; 3-D Theatricals' production of Beauty And The Beast (Ensemble).
Prior professional credits include McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s 2014 and 2015 Canada/U.S. tour of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical (Boss Elf); 3-D Theatricals' southern California production of The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke); Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Concert Series production of The Secret Garden (Dickon Sowerby); McCoy Rigby Entertainment's production of Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay) at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts; 3-D Theatricals' production of Side Show (Reptile Man); Theatre West - The Reiner Staged Reading Series' southern California production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Bud Frump), and; the Lewis Family Playhouse's southern California production of Sondheim on Sondheim (Norm Lewis Track); 3-D Theatricals' southern California production of Ragtime (ensemble), and; McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s production of Les Miserables (ensemble) at La Mirada Theatre for the Arts. (This production was nominated for seven 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, including "Best Production Of A Muscial" and "Best Acting Ensemble Of A Musical".)
During 2016/2017, Dino's work has also included appearing in nationally distributed commercials for Thrivent Financial (Office Robot).
His notable credits at Pepperdine University included: Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), Tartuffe (Orgon), The Kentucky Cycle (JT Wells/Abe Steinman), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peter Quince), Hamlet (Claudius/Polonius), and Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker). He debuted the role of Joe Angelo in the world premiere of Scottish playwright Peter Arnott’s play Why Do You Stand There In The Rain? at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, with the production earning the prestigious 2012 Fringe First Award. He later reprised the role for the production’s U.S. premiere, as well as for its national tour of Scotland in 2013. While at Pepperdine, his master class training included studying under Sir Anthony Hopkins, as well as Pepperdine University study in Scotland in association with Playwrights' Studio Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Dino is a past recipient of the Best Leading Actor Award (Julian Marsh in Memorial High School's production of 42nd Street) at the 2010 Tommy Tune Awards, staged by Houston’s TUTS Theatre Under The Stars for excellence in high school theatre. He appeared on Broadway as a Jimmy Award nominee For Best Performance By An Actor at the 2010 National High School Musical Theatre Awards.