By Matthew Blank
27 Mar 2012
Daniels has been seen on Broadway in Les Miserablés; Nine; Aida; Little Shop of Horrors; The Look of Love; Promises, Promises; Anything Goes and Lestat.
Other theatre credits include Ray Charles Live! (Della B.) at Pasadena Playhouse, Anything Goes (Hope) at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at Sacramento Music Circus, Ragtime (Sarah) at North Shore Music Theatre and Dorian (Celia) at the Denver Center.
She has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall.
|Full given name:||Nikki Renee Daniels|
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Zodiac Sign:||I'm a true Capricorn.|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||My mom teaches pre-schoolers, and my dad manages a meat packing company.|
|Current audition song/monologue:||Whatever they give me!|
|Special skills:||If I had a LOT of time to practice, I could play the flute and the piano.|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||Drawing. I'm a terrible artist. Oh, and swimming. But I'm working on it!|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Kiss of the Spider Woman with Chita Rivera and Brian Stokes Mitchell. It was legendary.|
|If you could go back in time and catch any performance, what would it be?||I would love to catch the original Dreamgirls.|
|Current show you have been recommending to friends:||Sleep No More|
|Favorite showtune of all time:||"Home" from The Wiz|
|Some favorite modern musicals:||
The Light in the Piazza|
Caroline, or Change
|Some favorite classic musicals:||
West Side Story|
|Favorite contemporary plays:||I’m a big fan of Stephen Adly Guirgis and Martin McDonagh|
|Your personal vocal idols, living or dead:||Mariah Carey in her heyday and Kathleen Battle|
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:||I saw The Normal Heart last year. I can't remember ever having a more visceral reaction to a play than that one. It blew me away.|
|MAC or PC?||MAC|
|Most played song on your iPod:||Lately I've been obsessively listening to tracks from my upcoming solo CD!|
|Most-visited websites:||playbill.com, ancestry.com, facebook.com and twitter.com|
@AudraEqualityMc, @TheOnion and @PorgyBessOnBway. |
You can follow me @nikkireneesings :-)
|Last book you read:||"The Grapes of Wrath"|
|Must-see TV show(s):||
"Who Do You Think You Are?"
"The Daily Show"
And I hate to admit it, but, "Dance Moms!"
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