After a four-month stint as J. Pierrepont Finch in the hit revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, pop star Nick Jonas could be heading to Hollywood. The teen heartthrob is currently in talks to succeed Steven Tyler as a judge for season 12 of American Idol judge, according to Us Weekly. The Jonas Brothers star may be joined at the judges' table by rapper, producer and fashion designer Pharrell Williams, along with pop superstar Mariah Carey, who has already signed on to replace Jennifer Lopez. Original Idol judge Randy Jackson is scheduled to appear on the hit singing competition as a mentor.
“Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge,” an insider source told US Weekly. “They flew him to L.A. last week for final meetings.” Jonas reportedly caught producers’ attention because he ‘can help bring that younger demo to the show.”
Jonas starred in How to Succeed from January 24 through May 20, 2012, when the production closed after 473 performances. His additional Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and Annie Get Your Gun. He made his West End debut in Les Miserables and starred in the 25th Anniversary Les Miz concert at London’s O2 Arena. His film and TV credits include Smash, Night at the Museum, Camp Rock and Jonas. He is currently the frontman of Nick Jonas & the Administration.