Vivian Nesbitt

Award-Winning Actress

“Ms. Nesbitt not only writes magnificent prose for the stage, from straightforward and angry to dreamy and Romantic, she acts with powerful conviction, honesty, and passion. The combination makes for an unforgettable experience…” 

– Michael Miller (

Vivian’s first professional acting job in NYC was understudying on Broadway at Roundabout Theater. She has gone on to appear on hit TV shows Breaking Bad, Longmire, The Night Shift, Manhattan, Law & Order: SVU, and The Messengers. Her original short film Leverage was an official selection of Taos Shortz and NMWIF Film Fiesta garnering her an award for Best Performance. She has performed her original solo play The Bark & The Tree at Off-Broadway’s prestigious United Solo Festival where she won two awards for her work on Theatre Row in NYC and the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival. She holds an MFA in Acting and has continued her studies with luminaries such as Anna Deavere Smith and Alan Arkin.

Currently on hiatus due to the pandemic, Vivian will resume touring Si Kahn’s Mother Jones In Heaven in the Summer of 2021. Mother Jones in Heaven is a musical one-woman show about the legendary labor organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones.  Public Radio Fan? You may recognize her voice as the  co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Art of the Song Creativity Radio with her husband John Dillon.

Little known fact? She’s third generation actress. Her great aunt Cathleen Nesbitt played Mrs. Higgins in the Broadway premiere of My Fair Lady and Cary Grant’s mother in An Affair to Remember!

“Vivian Nesbitt’s performance is stunning in both its artistry and it’s content!”

– Village Press