Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes

Michael Dentico

Newcomer Michael Dentico has been cast as young Nicholas. Heroic and selfless from an early age, in the boy Nicholas we see the developing character and virtue that would bring him to true manhood and ultimate sainthood.

As a student of the Academy of Theatre Arts in Western New York, Michael was a standout performer with a generous and passionate work ethic, seemingly beyond his years. Prior to starting work on Nicholas of Myra, Michael landed his first professional stage role in Western New York, portraying yet another character named Nick in Studio Arena Theatre’s production of A Thousand Clowns. His demanding role in Nicholas of Myra as the boy who would become a saint has granted the talented young stage actor an opportunity to display his emotional range on screen.