Though best known as a Disney Channel icon and part of the Jonas Brothers, the 18-year-old Jonas got his start on the musical theatre stage. How to Succeed... will mark his fourth Broadway show. He has previously appeared on the main stem in Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables and Annie Get Your Gun.
Other theatre credits include Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Madison Square Garden), Marius in Les Miserables (London), Kurt in The Sound of Music (Paper Mill) and Link in Hairspray (Hollywood Bowl).
Those who attended the recent press conference were sent home with a photo scrapbook featuring a young "Nicholas Jonas" in his various stage roles:
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.
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.