You have said that sometimes musical theater actors are not taken seriously. Why do you think that is? Do you think that you have finally proven them wrong?
I hope so. It’s like anything in any field. When you’re very good at doing one thing, it’s hard for someone to imagine that you could also be as good or better at another thing. I think that it’s also the kind of messages that we often tackle in musical theater, and the way in which we tackle them. I mean, most musicals are musical comedies; it’s kind of where the musical comes from. But you take a little bit of all of these characters with you wherever you go. Nabulungi might have a little extra pop in her step now that I have played Sonji, I don’t know. But those are the kinds of things that keep you fresh, and I want to be able to do Mormon for as long as I possibly can; I absolutely love it and the way that I can keep doing it is by every once in a while getting to do something a little new. I am really lucky.
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Tony Award Winner Nikki M. James will share an evening of song and personal stories. The evening will include a mix of Broadway favorites, contemporary pop and a few surprises. In addition to her award-winning performance in the Book of Mormon, Ms. James has appeared on Broadway in All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and will star in the upcoming movie musical Lucky Stiff.
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The singing actress will play the intimate venue, located within the Public Theater, Oct. 21. Show time is 9:30 PM. Expect an evening of songs and personal stories.
In addition to her Tony-winning work in The Book of Mormon, James appeared on Broadway in All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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Casting has been announced for New York Theatre Workshop’s upcoming production of Will Power’s Fetch Clay, Make Man, which will begin performances Aug. 23 at NYTW.
Directed by Des McAnuff, the production will officially open Sept. 12 at 7 PM. Performances are currently scheduled to run through Oct. 13.
The cast will comprise Ray Fisher, K. Todd Freeman, Anthony Gaskins, Tony winner Nikki M. James, John Earl Jelks, Sekou Laidlow and Richard Masur.