After years in front of the camera as one of TV's most popular Presenters and Interviewers, Nelson Aspen is now performing live on stage to delight audiences around the world with music, comedy and an interactive entertainment experience that takes fans beyond the red carpet. A 30 year veteran of the cabaret circuit in New York City ("Easily Influenced" at Don't Tell Mama's) and Los Angeles ("Wake Up with Nelson" at Masquers), Nelson brought his One-Man show to Australia's prestigious Adelaide 2014 Cabaret Festival. It was a sell-out sensation and resulted in his return Down Under in 2015 for a spectacular concert appearance at the famed Sydney Opera House. "The Songs! The Stars! The Scoops!" offered his unique style of tuneful storytelling and improvisational audience participation to one of the world's most iconic venues. His 2017 cabaret offering "Full Circle" played to Standing Room Only crowds in NYC, LA and Philadelphia which he has followed up with similar success in 2018 with "Just in Time," culminating in his West End debut in October 2018.
In late 2015, he launched a sold-out three week run of his One-Man show at the Manhattan club where it all started for him, Don't Tell Mama's. Bringing in guest stars like Broadway legend Anita Gillette helped garner him glowing reviews in addition to Standing Room Only crowds that included many famous faces from the world of theatre and television.
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His musical theatre roots trace back to leading roles in shows like The Boy Friend, The Fantasticks, Once Upon a Mattress and Starting Here, Starting Now but these days he's most popular just being himself: your "one degree of separation from all things showbiz." Whether he's crooning a tune with Hugh Jackman, clowning around onstage with The Wiggles, or getting the scoop from music legends like Ringo Starr, Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick Jr, Idina Menzel, Alicia Keys or Dame Julie Andrews...Nelson consistently delivers high-energy, crowd-pleasing performances for audiences of all ages and demographics.
Duetting with the glorious Carly Paoli for a rendition of “You’re Just in Love!” She is irresistable! 🇬🇧🎶❤️#brasseriezedel #crazycoqs
Hosting a gala 2015 Melbourne Cup Day event in Australia
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Taking the stage with music legend Kate Ceberano
Photo by Michael Bain
Nelson's one-man show at the Sydney Opera House
Nelson cozies up with a new friend, country music legend Loretta Lynn
Nelson & Michael Buble compare (musical) notes!
Nelson performing a "Pal Joey" medley with Broadway legend, Anita Gillette.
It's Standing Room Only for Nelson's pre-Oscar gig in Hollywood!
Nelson reunites with music superstar Miley Cyrus
Digging the smooth sounds of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Nelson talking Pop Rock (and other things!) with Adam Levine & James Valentine of "Maroon 5"
Nelson and chart topping pop sensation Camila Cabello.