Tony Nominees Nikki M. James and Beth Leavel Offer Their Best Impressions (Video)

PlayBlog   Tony Nominees Nikki M. James and Beth Leavel Offer Their Best Impressions (Video) Nikki M. James and Beth Leavel, both nominated for 2011 Tony Awards for their performances in The Book of Mormon and Baby It's You!, respectively, show off their hidden talents that most Broadway audiences members do not know about.


Here in the Tony Awards' "I Can Do That" series, James joins Julie James to show off her best turtle impersonation, and Leavel performs her best Richard Nixon.

James is nominated in the Featured Actress category for her performance in The Book of Mormon, by Emmy Award-winning “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q Tony Award winner Robert Lopez. Mormon follows two unlikely Mormon missionaries as they venture from Salt Lake City to AIDS-ravaged Uganda in the hopes of converting villagers with the story of Joseph Smith and the founding of the Mormon Church. The problem is only one of them has actually read the book.

Leavel is nominated in the Leading Actress category for her performance in Baby It's You!, described as "the story of the groundbreaking girl group, the Shirelles, and Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife who discovered them. With the help of African-American songwriter/producer Luther Dixon, who became her lover, Florence took on a male-dominated industry and revolutionized pop music."

To check out James' turtle impersonation, look below:

To see Leavel impersonate Nixon, look below:


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