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Nikki M. James

 
Bio:
Nikki M. James originated the role of √Ę‚ā¨ŇďNabalungi√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě in the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon, for which she received the Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Other Broadway credits include All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Additional theater credits ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Nikki M. James originated the role of √Ę‚ā¨ŇďNabalungi√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě in the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon, for which she received the Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Other Broadway credits include All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Additional theater credits ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2022
Ida B. Wells
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Agnes Eggling
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2019
Countess Peggy Palaffi
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Viola
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Viveca
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Portia
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Public Theater Musical Adaptation, 2016
Viola
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center World Premiere Production, 2015
Natalya
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Eponine
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2013
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Nabalungi
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Maia Latrell
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Revival, 2006
Dorothy
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Adela
Adela
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Lorraine
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Charity Royall
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Ottilie (Violet)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Sabina Temple
Becky Thatcher (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2017]
Assistant Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2022
Ida B. Wells

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Agnes Eggling

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2019
Countess Peggy Palaffi

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018
Viola

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2017
Viveca

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Portia

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Public Theater Musical Adaptation, 2016
Viola

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center World Premiere Production, 2015
Natalya

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Eponine

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2013
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Nabalungi

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Maia Latrell

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
La Jolla Revival, 2006
Dorothy

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Adela

Adela

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Lorraine

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Charity Royall

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Ottilie (Violet)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Sabina Temple

Becky Thatcher (Understudy)

Productions

Assistant Director

Nikki M. James Biography

Nikki M. James originated the role of √Ę‚ā¨ŇďNabalungi√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě in the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon, for which she received the Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Other Broadway credits include All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Additional theater credits include Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra opposite Christopher Plummer at Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse, Bernarda Alba at Lincoln Center, House of Flowers at Encores! and Walmartopia. Nikki√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs theater workshops include √Ę‚ā¨ŇďLizzie√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě in Baby (Papermill/NJPAC) and Beehive on Broadway. She appeared at New York Theater Workshop in the limited engagement of Fetch Clay, Make Man. She recently performed a one woman cabaret show to a sold out audience at 54 Below. She recently wrapped filming the movie Lucky Stiff, co-starring Jason Alexander. Nikki will also appear in the film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain. Nikki has appeared in a variety of TV shows such as 30 Rock, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Third Watch and The Jury.

Nikki M. James Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
Nikki M. James, SUFFS
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Nikki M. James, Twelfth Night
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon

Nikki M. James News

Performances of SUFFS Now Cancelled Through May 25 Photo Performances of SUFFS Now Cancelled Through May 25
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

According to The Public Theater's website, performances of SUFFS have been cancelled through May 25. The limited run is set to close on May 29th.

SUFFS Cancels Performances Through May 22 Photo SUFFS Cancels Performances Through May 22
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

According to The Public Theater's website, all performances of SUFFS have been cancelled through May 22. This comes after the show previously cancelled performances last weekend due to COVID-19.

SUFFS Cancels All Performances for May 14th and 15th Photo SUFFS Cancels All Performances for May 14th and 15th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

According to The Public Theater's website, today and tomorrow's performances of SUFFS have been cancelled. The show was set to have play at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on May 14th, today, and May 15th, tomorrow. Other shows have been cancelled for this weekend due to Covid and illness, including Moulin Rouge! The Musical and The Skin Of Our Teeth. SUFFS is set to resume performances on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm. The limited run is set to close on May 29th. For the latest information about the show's schedule, visit https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/suffs/.

Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Sta Photo Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Stages' 38th Annual Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

This year’s honorees have all starred on the Urban Stages stage during their careers and include Tony Award winner Reed Birney will be presented with Urban Stages’ Luminary Award and Terence Archie, Nikki M. James, and AJ Shively will receive a mid-career award.

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022 Rising Star Award Nominations Photo Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2022 Rising Star Award Nominations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Monday, June 6, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from both Broadway and beyond.

WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE, INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows for May 202 Photo WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE, INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows for May 2022
by Team BWW - May 1, 2022

Off-Broadway is back and better than ever, with countless new shows soon opening across Manhattan and beyond. BroadwayWorld is helping you pick what to see next by rounding up our top recommended theatre each month. Coming up this May is a Sondheim classic, a world premiere, and so much more!

BWW Review: THE NEW YORK POPS 39TH BIRTHDAY GALA at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer A Photo BWW Review: THE NEW YORK POPS 39TH BIRTHDAY GALA at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2022

A true star-studded evening recently played Carnegie Hall as the New York Pops celebrates 39 years with a gala featuring the works of Kristen & Bobby Lopez,

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER: THE SONGS OF KRISTEN AND BOBBY LOPEZ! at Carnegie Hall Photo FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER: THE SONGS OF KRISTEN AND BOBBY LOPEZ! at Carnegie Hall - More Photos & Info!
by James Blinken - Apr 28, 2022

On April 25, 2022, The New York Pops celebrated their 39th Birthday with their yearly gala (the first since 2019), honoring Broadway legends Kristen and Bobby Lopez in: 'For The First Time In Forever: The Songs Of Kristen And Bobby Lopez!' The EGOT winning duo is known for their works on Broadway for the long-running smash hit 'The Book of Mormon' and modern Disney classics such as 'Frozen.' They recently won an Emmy for their song 'Agatha All Along' from Marvel Studios' 'Wandavison.'

Photos: On The Red Carpet with the New York Pops Gala Photo Photos: On The Red Carpet with the New York Pops Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 26, 2022

Last night, the best of Broadway gathered at Carnegie Hall to join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez.

Photos: Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Caissie Levy & More Sing the Music of Kristen and  Photo Photos: Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Caissie Levy & More Sing the Music of Kristen and Bobby Lopez with the New York Pops
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 26, 2022

Just last night, the best of Broadway gathered at Carnegie Hall to join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez.

Nikki M. James Videos

VIDEO: Winners Announced For The 2021 Rising Star Awards At Paper Mill Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Winners Announced For The 2021 Rising Star Awards At Paper Mill Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2021

Watch the entire ceremony and performance highlights from the 2021 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award, featuring performances from schools representing all corners of the state of New Jersey.

VIDEO: The Forest of Arden Releases New Song 'Next Christmas' VideoVIDEO: The Forest of Arden Releases New Song 'Next Christmas'
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2020

The Forest of Arden has released a new video, Next Christmas, featuring members of its company. The song was written by Michael Arden, Jackson Teeley, and Andy Mientus, and sung by Dez Duron.

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the second Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Les Miserables opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1024 performances.

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo, Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James and More Sing 'How Long' From SUFFR VideoVIDEO: Phillipa Soo, Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James and More Sing 'How Long' From SUFFRAGIST
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2020

Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Jenn Colella, Holly Gould, Stephanie Hsu, Nikki M. James, Grace McLean, Mia Pak, Phillipa Soo, Shaina Taub, Kuhoo Verma, Ada Westfall, and Kate Wetherhead came together to perform 'How Long' from Shaina Taub's Suffragist, currently in development.

VIDEO: Rob McClure, Nikki M. James, Natalie Weiss, and More Perform 'A Million Dreams VideoVIDEO: Rob McClure, Nikki M. James, Natalie Weiss, and More Perform 'A Million Dreams' For Paper Mill's Rising Star Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has released a new video of alumni from the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards program performing 'A Million Dreams.' The video features Rob McClure, Nikki M. James, Natalie Weiss, and more.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC VideoVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Public Theater's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public, will take place on Monday, June 1. A new video has been released of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson hilariously making his rounds of phone calls to the stars who will appear in the event.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from ALL SHOOK UP, with Cheyenne Jackson & More! VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from ALL SHOOK UP, with Cheyenne Jackson & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2020

Today we rewind to the 2005 production of All Shook Up, which opened on March 24 at the Palace Theatre. The musical, which featured the catalog of Elvis Pressley, starred Cheyenne Jackson, Nikki M. James, and Jenn Gambatese. 

VIDEO: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY at The Public Theater VideoVIDEO: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY at The Public Theater
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Take a look at video from The Public Theater's A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. This scorching new version of Kushner's first play began performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, October 29 with an official press opening on Monday, November 25. A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY was originally scheduled to close on December 8, but has now been extended twice through Sunday, December 22.

VIDEO: Paper Mill Celebrates The 2019 Rising Star Awards VideoVIDEO: Paper Mill Celebrates The 2019 Rising Star Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2019

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.

VIDEO: How Can You Get Free SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Tickets This Summer? Find Out! VideoVIDEO: How Can You Get Free SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Tickets This Summer? Find Out!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2019

Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joseph Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community.


Nikki M. James Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Nikki M. James been in?
Nikki M. James has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Nikki M. James been in?
Nikki M. James has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Nikki M. James been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for SUFFS Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Twelfth Night and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Book of Mormon .