MEET THE CAST: Nicholas Perez-Hoop

By October 14, 2021 Uncategorized


Making his Mainstage debut is long-time area performer Nicholas Perez-Hoop. He’ll be taking on the role of Roy in our contemporary and multicultural production of THE ODD COUPLE!

American Stage audiences have previously seen Nick in our educational shows, FAIRYTALES REIMAGINES: STORIES FOR A NEW WORLD and CHARLOTTE”S WEB.

Nick is a frequent actor at other local Tampa Bay theatres such as Tampa Repertory Theatre, freeFall theatre and Jobsite where he recently starred in “Hand to God” for which he won a Best of the Bay Award. 


Get to know more about Nick before his American Stage Mainstage debut as Roy in The Odd Couple!

  • Hometown: Saint Petersburg until I was 8, then Tampa 🙂
  • Training: Point Park University and the University of South Florida, studying Theatre.
  • Website:
  • Social media: Instagram @hoopswoop
  • Favorite Song: Save It For Later by The (English) Beat
  • First Role: The dad in “Bye Bye Birdie.” I was eleven.

    Nick Hoop as Jason in “Hand to God” at Jobsite Theatre.

  • What Was the Role That Changed Your Life: Jason in “Hand To God.” The play lives in every fiber of my being.
  • Why are you an actor: Because it fuels my soul and it’s really hard to find a profession that can do that.
  • What would you be doing if you weren’t an actor: Brewing kombucha.
  • Ideal Scene partner: Tampa mainstay Roxanne Fay.
  • Why Does the Odd Couple Matter: Recognizing how a friendship can grow and shift over time can sometimes be tricky when you’re not inclined to be an introspective person. What the play does so beautifully is it recognizes that relationships all morph in their own unique ways, and Oscar and Felix must learn communication and empathy in times of great transition in their lives. I believe I had a lot of relationships in my life morph over the last eighteen months and navigating through those changes was just as challenging as adapting to our new normal.
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of seeing it: Comfort and joy.
  • It’s a regular Friday night what are you doing: I am 100% at the theatre watching a play.
  • Finish this sentence: “All I want is…” affordable performance venues.
You can see Nick as Roy in The Odd Couple from October 27th – November 21st at American Stage.


  • Wednesday Preview, October 27, “Pay What You Can” at the door or $32 in advance
  • Thursday Preview, October 28, $32
  • Wednesday and Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinees, $47
  • Sunday Matinees, $53
  • Friday/Saturday Evenings, $53/57
  • Opening Night, October 29, $75
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This Neil Simon comedy explores the relationship between two men who, despite their many differences, must find a way to live together. Hailed as one of the greatest comedies of all time, “The Odd Couple” won the Tony Award for Best Play. The New York Times said, “There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious.” Since its premiere, the play has received two Broadway revivals, been adapted to a movie, inspired two sitcoms and has been staged by theatres around the world. Now, American Stage brings to life a contemporary fresh interpretation of this beloved American classic with a modern, multicultural cast.