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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Nikki M. James — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Nikki M. James

Show:
The Book of Mormon

Role:
Nabulungi, an innocent young African villager who embraces the stories told by the Mormon missionaries, especially about a magical place called Salt Lake City.

Bio Brief:
James comes to Mormon after varied credits including Broadway’s All Shook Up, a La Jolla revival of The Wiz, House of Flowers at Encores! and Lincoln Center Theater’s Bernarda Alba

Other Honors for This Role
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Tony History:
This is James’ first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:
James played Cleopatra opposite Christopher Plummer in Caesar and Cleopatra at Canada’s Stratford Festival.

Quotable Quote:
“[A Tony nomination is] like becoming a member of this club I’ve wanted to be part of for so long. Not every girl who dreams of this gets to even be in a Broadway show, much less be nominated for a Tony.” —James in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/11

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical