Fran Nall has been an active member of the Chicago theatre for over 20 years. His recent work includes: directing the Jeff-Nominated Only Kidding for Emergent Theatre Company, Freddy Filmore in It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play at the Clarence Brown theatre in Knoxville, and as Cornelius Melody in the Artistic Home’s critically-acclaimed production of A Touch of the Poet. Previously he has played Bill O'Wray in Trouble in Mind, Captain Jack in Juno and the Paycock, (nominated for and won a Jeff Award); The Tallest Man(Jeff-nominated for best original play); Sweet Bird of Youth as Boss Finley(chosen by several critics as one of the best plays of the year); and W.O. Gant, in Look Homeward Angel. Frank’s other credits include: Uncle Roman in Noble Fool’s production of Polish Joke, Sir Toby in City Lit’s Twelfth Night, Features in Seanachai’s production of War, Kittel in dearly departed Famous Door’s production of Ghetto, for which he received a Jeff nomination for best actor, title role in Mister Roberts for Powertap, Frank van de Hoy in Gagarin’s Way for Red Orchid, Uriah in Mann ist Mann for Famous Door, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Master Ford in Merry Wives, Banquo in Macbeth, Stephano in The Tempest, Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream, all for Illinois Shakespeare festival and too many others to mention.
Film and TV credits include: the CNN report from Spygame, Bar Brawler in Early Edition, Possessed Bum in the new pilot Prince of the City, and numerous commercials.
Frank has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.