Nick Jonas Will Climb Ladder of Broadway's How to Succeed... in 2012

By Adam Hetrick
07 Sep 2011

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas

Pop star Nick Jonas, who started his Broadway career in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun, will return to the New York stage as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Tony Award-nominated revival of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

Primarily known as one of the Jonas Brothers, the hit band he formed with his two siblings in 2005, Nick Jonas made his West End stage debut as Marius in Les Miserables in 2010 and was recently seen in the Hollywood Bowl staging of Hairspray as Link Larkin.

Jonas will take on the role of charming corporate chameleon Finch beginning Jan. 24, 2012, and continuing through July 1. He will succeed "Glee" star Darren Criss, who is scheduled to play a limited engagement in the revival Jan. 3-22, 2012. Tickets are now on sale for both replacements.

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe, who originated the role of Finch for the 2011 revival, will exit the production Jan. 1, 2012. 



Prior to his fame as a Disney Channel icon and as part of the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas appeared in the Broadway casts of Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast and as Gavroche in the final Broadway cast (of the original run) of Les Miserables. He was also seen in the Madison Square Garden holiday musical presentation of A Christmas Carol and the 2003 Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Sound of Music. Along with his brothers, he starred in the Disney Channel movie musicals "Camp Rock" and "Camp Rock 2: Final Jam."

How to Succeed… opened on Broadway March 27, 2011, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The musical has a score by Frank Loesser, with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. Tony Award winner Rob Ashford directed and choreographed the production.

Radcliffe ("Harry Potter," Equus) currently stars as J. Pierrepont Finch alongside Larroquette ("Night Court") as World Wide Wicket Company president J.B. Biggley, Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy, "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows") as office bombshell Hedy La Rue, Christopher J. Hanke (In My Life, Cry-Baby) as Bud Frump, Rose Hemingway (Parade at the Mark Taper Forum) in her Broadway debut as Rosemary Pilkington, Rob Bartlett (Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors) as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber (American Idiot, Avenue Q) as Smitty, Ellen Harvey (Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man) as Miss Jones and Michael Park (Middletown) as Bert Bratt.

The How to Succeed ensemble features Cameron Adams, Cleve Asbury, Tanya Birl, Kevin Covert, Paige Faure, David Hull, Justin Keyes, Marty Lawson, Shannon Lewis, Erica Mansfield, Barrett Martin, Nick Mayo, Sarah O'Gleby, Stephanie Rothenberg, Michaeljon Slinger, Joey Sorge, Matt Wall, Ryan Watkinson, Charlie Williams and Samantha Zack.

For tickets, priced $52-$132, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 West 45th Street.