[artist id=”3454571″]Nick Jonas[/artist] is ready to head back to the stage. No, he hasn’t announced a new tour. The teen star is about to take on the Great White Way.
Jonas is set to play J. Pierrepont Finch, the lead role in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” He’ll follow in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe, who is in the show until January 1, and “Glee” star Darren Criss, who takes over for three weeks on January 3. Jonas will settle into the show starting January 24 and end his run on July 1, 2012.
“It’s official. I’m coming back to Broadway,” he tweeted on Wednesday (September 7). “So excited & honored to play the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying next year!”
Jonas actually has quite a long history in musical theater, including roles in “A Christmas Carol,” “Les Misérables,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” (He played Marius in “Les Misérables” for the 25th anniversary concert in London.) Nick has also had a lot of practice with singing onscreen for the Disney network. Along with brothers Kevin and Joe, he has appeared in the successful “Camp Rock” movies. And just this past summer the youngest Jonas Brother played Link Larkin in the Hollywood Bowl’s run of “Hairspray.”
Not long before he hit the stage for that show, Nick shared with MTV News the steps he was taking to brush up on his dance moves. “I did some salsa dancing; just went out and did some salsa dancing, which was a really fun experience,” he said. “And, I think, kind of got me moving a little bit.
Will you catch Nick when he kicks off his Broadway run next year? Tell us in the comments!