Nicholas Rodriguez Set for New Year's Eve at Richmond Triangle Players

Nicholas Rodriguez Set for New Year's Eve at Richmond Triangle PlayersRichmond Triangle Players will celebrate New Year's Eve with "An Intimate Evening with Nicholas Rodriguez," starring the Helen Hayes Award winning actor-singer, for two shows on December 31st, at 8:00 and 10:30 pm.

Nicholas Rodriguez is an acclaimed musical theater leading man, having just completed a run as Skye Masterson in Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's "Guys & Dolls." He is well-known in the Washington DC area for his Helen Hayes Award winning performance as Curly in Arena Stage's acclaimed production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!". He was nominated again as Billy Bigelow in Arena's recent production of "Carousel," and earned rave reviews from DC critics.

His other appearances at Arena Stage include starring opposite Kathleen Turner in "Mother Courage and Her Children," as Freddy in "My Fair Lady," and as Fabrizio in "The Light in the Piazza." He played yet another R&H leading man on the recent national tour of "The Sound of Music," with a month-long run at DC's Kennedy Center. He made his Broadway debut in Disney's "Tarzan."

Nicholas is also well remembered for the role of Nick Chavez on ABC's "One Life to Live" for which he received the GLAAD Media Award, the 2009 Visibility Award, and, along with his co-stars, "Men of the Year." On the big screen, Rodriguez was seen in Sex and the City 2. He is also featured on the film's soundtrack.

Nicholas's regional credits include the Beast in "Beauty and the Beast," Lancelot in "Camelot," Javert in "Les Miserables," Joe Hardy in "Damn Yankees," Joe Cable in "South Pacific," and as Lun Tha in "The King & I" starring Lou Diamond Phillips. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in a one night only concert version of "Guys & Dolls" starring Nathan Lane, Megan Mullaly and Len Cariou.

He recently debuted his solo show, "The First Time..." at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, and the Signature Theatre in Washington, D. C. to rave reviews. He has performed at Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, Feinstein's, Birdland, and the Metropolitan Room in New York City.

When not on stage, Nicholas is the Artistic Director of the Broadway Dreams Foundation faculty (www.mybroadwaydreams.com), and volunteers for The Harvey Milk school in New York City, and SMYAL in Washington, DC for which he received the 2011 Outstanding Community Ally Award.

Richmond Triangle Players' performances take place at its home at the newly-named Robert B. Moss Theatre at 1300 Altamont Avenue, just northwest of the intersection of the Boulevard and West Broad Street. Reserved cabaret-style seating tickets ($45 for the 8 pm show, $65 for the 10:30 pm show which includes champagne, sweets and watching the Times Square Ball Drop) can be purchased online at RTP's web site at www.rtriangle.org, on RTP's Facebook page, or by leaving a message on the RTP Ticket hotline at 804-346-8113.

RTP's Robert B. Moss Theatre is a 4000-square foot performing arts facility accommodating flexible seating arrangements for up to 90 patrons. The building features fully ADA-compliant access and comfortable restrooms, as well as a generous bar, and catering capability, and is also available for cabaret performances and private events.

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