MHS grad returns to school, talks about career in entertainment


Nick Johnson, a 2003 Marshalltown High School graduate, talks to a Film Analysis class at MHS on Nov. 12 about his work as a project manager building sets for Broadway shows and concerts.

Students in the Film Analysis classes at Marshalltown High School welcomed a special guest with real world experience to their classroom on Nov. 12.

Nick Johnson, a 2003 MHS graduate, talked about his experience working as a project manager who helps builds sets for Broadway shows and concerts.
Johnson has a theater degree from Drake University and also has a degree from the Yale University School of Drama.

He worked his way up to project manager and has been responsible for how the stage looks for grand scale shows and concerts through the years, especially in the New York City area.

“I never thought I would be working in Broadway, but I’m happy with what I’ve done,” Johnson said.

The Film Analysis class is taught by Kathi Hale at MHS. It’s a class Johnson took himself as a student at MHS.