Nina is a singer, actor, composer-lyricist and playwright. She's originally from northern New Jersey, where she attended the Bergen County Academies with a concentration in theatre. She graduated from high school in 2020 and is currently working towards a BFA in musical theatre at Boston Conservatory.
Previous musicals for which Nina has done book, music, orchestration and lyrics include “AMERICAN SIREN” (previously known as “SIREN”), which received a full production through Boston Conservatory’s student programming in April 2022 and was an O’Neill NMTC semifinalist the same year; “A Love Story (With Supernatural Roadblocks)”, which appeared in the Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Works Series in 2019 after receiving a reading and workshop; and “Monster”, which was set to appear in the New York Theater Festival in July 2020. This August, 54Below will present "The Songs of Nina Osso"! Nina is a proud member of the Dramatist's Guild. In her written work, Nina loves to lean into magical realism as a means of examining the world we live in, especially with regard to queer expression and identity.
Onstage, some of Nina's favorite roles include Julia in Matthew Dunster's adaptation of “1984”, Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde”, and Lady Larken in “Once Upon a Mattress”. Soon, she will be making her Boston regional theatre debut as Shelby in SpeakEasy Stage Company's production of The Prom. She's also had the privilege of taking on roles in new works in readings, workshops and first performances, including Lumina in Pamela Winslow-Kashani and Tim Kashani's musical "Winter Lights". Nina was a Top 10 semifinalist in Playbill's Search For A Star competition in 2021.
Nina loves cooking, sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, dogs and chickens. Aaand to answer the real questions: Nina is a Taurus sun, Virgo moon, Leo rising, and INFP-A.