11 year old Chicago native, Sean Zielinski, has performed in roles from Dumas to Disney. He was thrilled to be given the opportunity to become a troupe member in the Second City Youth Ensemble, performing in Spring, 2018. One of his latest highlights was to work on the Iron & Wine music video, Bitter Truth as well as being able to perform in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Die Zauberflöte, directed by Neil Armfield, in 2017 . Other favorite roles include: Timon in The Lion King Jr. and Grover in Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief.
Sean is currently studying Acting with Dir. Scott Calcagno (acting coach), Jonny Nelson at The Second City (Improv) & Orion Couling of EDGE Youth Theater (stage combat & theater). He is also studying Voice with Matthew Ellenwood and Tap Dance with Jumaane Taylor at Hubbard Street Dance.
His latest project includes a Shakespeare Cabaret fundraiser, performing in selections from Two Gentlemen of Verona (Launce) & Timon of Athens (Timon). Previous roles include Sir Bedevere/Father in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (theatre hike), the Rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof Jr., the Grasshopper in James & the Giant Peach Jr., Planchet in La Mousquetaire, Oz in The Wizard of Oz, Davy in The Lottery, Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Dwarf Gloin in The Hobbit, among others.
Sean is fluent in speaking Spanish and studies piano & percussion. In his free time, he enjoys filmmaking, script writing, and gaming - combining his interests by creating episodic adventures for Youtube, set in his gaming worlds. Biking, swimming, and dancing keep him active and he has fun with his family regularly attending musicals and Shakespeare plays. Sean dreams to land a future role in the touring cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and looks forward to the day he can work in an action comedy film like Guardians of the Galaxy!