Nikki M. James, a Tony Award-winning actress and singer, has graced the Broadway stage with her captivating performances and undeniable talent for over two decades. Her Broadway debut came in 2001 in the musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, where she played the role of Sabina Temple.
In 2005, James starred in the Elvis-themed musical All Shook Up, playing the role of Lorraine. She also appeared in off-Broadway productions of Walmartopia and Bernarda Alba. In 2008, she took on classical theater at the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where she played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and starred opposite Christopher Plummer in Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra.
In 2011, James originated the role of Nabalungi in the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her performance was praised for its humor, vulnerability, and vocal prowess.
James has also appeared in several other Broadway productions, including Les Misérables (2014) as Éponine and Once on This Island (2017) as Ti Moune. She has also performed in various TV shows such as 30 Rock, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Third Watch, and The Jury.