CSC’s Musical Tribute to Nick Delaney



Please join us at 7pm on Monday, February 29, 2016, for our Musical Tribute to Nick Delaney, our Resident Musician and dear friend at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, who passed away on January 19.

Nick was Music Director for the company’s A Christmas Carol (2015). He was Music Director and band leader for Titus Andronicus, and his creative contributions to that production contributed to the Baltimore City Paper naming it one of the 10 best plays of 2015. Titus was a very special show for Nick and his father, Tom, as in Titus they were able to play together publicly for the first time since Nick was a teenager.

Nick also appeared in The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Uncle Vanya, A Christmas Carol (2014), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. He was Music Director for Much Ado About Nothing and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

At Cohesion Theatre Company, he  was Music Director for The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, which closed this past weekend. He also appeared with Cohesion Theatre Company in 13 Dead Husbands and participated in ParityFest Baltimore.

He was an instructor and show director at School of Rock in Columbia, MD. He played guitar and/or bass for musicals at University of Maryland, Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Laurel Mill Playhouse, and Stevenson University.

Nick very recently became engaged to Alice Stanley, who is co-founder of Baltimore’s Cohesion Theatre Company and often works as a house manager at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company performances. They met working together at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

Memorial Details


Join us Monday, February 29, from 7pm – 8:30pm, for A Musical Tribute to Nick Delaney, in our Downtown theater at 7 South Calvert Street, corner of Calvert and Redwood Streets, Baltimore 21202.  We’ll be celebrating Nick’s life and his many contributions to Chesapeake Shakespeare Company productions by performing the music. A very special dedication will be announced during the event, which will culminate with a jam session open to all. 

Contact: Patrick Kilpatrick,



From Ian Gallanar, our Founding Artistic Director, and all of us at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company:

We are heartbroken for Nick’s betrothed, Alice Stanley; for his family; for his many music students; and for his band members, friends and professional colleagues at both Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and Cohesion Theatre Company, with whom he generously shared his immense talent, wit, warmth, and creative vision. Nick took pride in contributing original music to some of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s productions, in addition to performing with and directing our musicians. We mourn his passing, and are grateful for the legacy of music and memories that he has left us.

“Nick was the best kind of artist,” said Gallanar. “He was one that was always anxious to learn and he loved collaborating. He was an excellent collaborator. He helped shape the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company aesthetic in important ways. We wouldn’t be the company we are without Nick. I am very unhappy that we will be without his talent, curiosity, patience and humor.”