Mr Nelis has appeared on Broadway in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, INDECENT, THE VISIT, ENRON, THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL, and AIDA.
Off Broadway he has been seen at The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Signature Theater, Classic Stage Company, Theater for a New Audience and The Royal Shakespeare Company, New York Theater Workshop, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mineta Lane, and Manhattan Theater Club.
He has been awarded an Eliot Norton Award for Prospero in The Tempest, an OBIE for Marshall McLuhan in THE MEDIUM, a Drama League Nomination for Leonard Bernstein in SCORE.
Film and Television include: Out and About, INDECENT, Estella Scrooge, The Twin Towers, Missing Children, Whoopie, SMASH, Conan O'Brien and A Gifted Man
He earned his MFA at UC San Diego.