Nikki M. James
(1981-06-03) June 3, 1981 (age 32), Summit, NJ, USA
Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) -- The Book of Mormon
Nikki Michelle James (born June 3, 1981) is a Tony-Award winning American actress and singer.
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James is of Haitian and Vincentian descent and graduated from Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey. As a child, she sang and acted in church and in school performances. She was nominated for a Rising Star Award at Paper Mill Playhouse for her performance as Dolly Levi in high school. She later attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
James made her Broadway debut in the ill-fated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and starred as Ottilie in the New York City Center Encores! production of House of Flowers. She played Adela in the Off-Broadway run of Michael John LaChiusa's musical adaptation of Bernarda Alba and appeared in the Broadway cast of All Shook Up.
James played Dorothy in the revival of The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse and also starred in Romeo and Juliet and Caesar and Cleopatra at the Stratford Festival with Christopher Plummer. She most recently performed on Broadway in the new musical The Book of Mormon, for which she won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Nabulungi. Performances began in February 2011, and James was replaced temporarily by Samantha Marie Ware in June 2012 while James was filming Lucky Stiff. She is slated to play Éponine in the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Misérables.
2001 -- Third Watch: Maize/Maizie,
2003 -- Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Tamara Bates,
2004 -- The Jury: Myra Clarkson,
2005 -- Pizza: April Snow,
2009 -- Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Jackie,
2009 -- Caesar and Cleopatra: Cleopatra,
2010 -- 30 Rock: Erica