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SEP. 2015

Nicole lands the coveted role of Jory in the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar

DISGRACED comes to Swine Palace, Louisiana's premiere professional theater in association with Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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This five character drama, raises questions of identity and religion in the contemporary world, specifically how radical Islam and the terrorism it inspires have affected public discourse.

Nicole plays the supporting role of Jory, a cool and affable corporate attorney on the rise. She is one of a quartet of characters who are all accomplished New Yorkers of different races and creeds and have arrived at the same level of worldly achievement. But at an intimate dinner party for the two couples, discussion gives way to all the forbidden topics of social gatherings such as race, religion and politics, evoking tense debate and surprising revelations.

Fellow New York based actor Zarif Kabier (Blacklist, Madame Secretary) plays central character Amir Kapoor.

The production will run September 30 - October 11, 2015

JUL. 2015

GOOD PEOPLE at Barnstormers Theatre Summer 2015

This summer, Nicole plays the role of Kate in the ever popular play GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire at Barnstormers Theatre in New Hampshire.

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Contrary to the play, set in working class South Boston, Nicole's character, Kate, is an upperclass literary professor at Boston University. This dichotomy makes for some great humor and drama as Kate faces off with the central character, Margie Walsh, played by the talented Dee Nelson (of Broadway's THE HEIRESS).

After the plays limited engagement on Broadway in 2011, it has become a favorite of regional theaters across the country.

JUN. 2013

Nicole Powell Will Appear in "Thoroughly Mordern Millie" and "Mary Poppins" at The Tuacahn Amphitheatre.

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Nicole will play the glamorous Muzzy Van Hossmere in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie and the Birdwoman in Disney's Mary Poppins at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts.

Check theatre for show schedule.

FEB. 2013

Nicole Stars as Simone in:

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The story of African-American women through Top-40 music, is produced by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle, written by Dorothy Marcic, and directed by Kenneth Ferrone.

St LUKES THEATRE
308 W. 46th Street
NY, NY

Schedule: Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

FOR TICKET INFO, CALL 212-239-6200

OCT. 2012

Nicole Powell Stars in "Next To Normal"

AN INTIMATE, NEW PRODUCTION OF THE AWARD-WINNING ROCK MUSICAL October 25 - November 11, 2012 At CAP21, 18 West 18th St.

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Nicole Powell plays Diana in this highly acclaimed, edgy rock-musical that returns to New York City in an intimate, new production. This emotional powerhouse portrays the intricacies of a family trying to take care of themselves and each other in the face of a mothers deteriorating mental state.

"Powell sings one of the most psychotic vocally demanding musicals of all times with ease. Stabilizing her performance from stereotypes of a bi-polar mother Nicole Powell gives audiences explosive incite with her stellar performance..."

"Nicole Powell's performance alone in Next to Normal is reason to purchase a ticket..."

-Examiner.com

The original Broadway production was heralded as a brave, breathtaking musical, (The New York Times), that pushes Broadway in new directions, (Rolling Stone). With a pulsing, exhilarating, and contemporary score, this three time TONY Award winning show also took home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor.

OCT. 2011

Nicole Appears in "Central Avenue Breakdown", Winner of four 2011 NYMF Awards For Excellence.

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It's 1940's Los Angeles and the hottest place to be seen is Central Avenue.

Nicole plays Martha Marcel, the mother of two jazz sax players struggling to carve out their own legacies. In the process they must overcome a destructive sibling rivalry, addiction, and family tragedy before it's too late. A story about the price of artistry and the love of family. Review on Backstage.com.

"...most notable are the marvelous Josh Tower as the Club Owner and the equally-resplendent Nicole Powell as Martha. The dramatic scenes (especially one between Powell and LaChance in the second act) shine like a beacon."

- Nitelifeexchange.com

MAY. 2010

Nicole Helps to Reinvent a Character for New Musical "An Officer And A Gentleman."

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Nicole plays a principle role in a staged reading of the new musical An Officer And A Gentleman, based on the 1982 hit film starring Richard Gere and Louis Gossett Jr. Nicole was cast in the role of Officer Candidate Seeger. The NYC presentation was directed by Simon Phillips, (dir. of Priscilla of the Desert), and performed before an invited audience.

JAN. 2010

Nicole is featured as Michelle Obama in the benefit concert "Defying Inequality"

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Nicole joins Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, and other Broadway performers in Marc Shaimans Prop 8: the mini-musical. The performance served as the opening number for Defying Inequality: the Broadway Concert celebrity benefit for equal rights. Prop 8 - the musical was originally a star-studded video that became an internet sensation.

It is a comedy sketch created by Marc Shaiman weighing in on the controversial California ballot initiative that passed in November.

In this live version, Nicole is added to the cast making a special appearance impersonating First Lady Michelle Obama.

The performance, directed by Adam Shankman (dir. Hairspray the movie), was met with thunderous laughter and applause.

SEP. 2009

"Ragtime" Is Back On Broadway and Nicole is Back at The Neil Simon Theatre

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After a successful run at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Ragtime returns to Broadway and sets up house at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Nicole is cast in the ensemble and is thrilled to return to the theatre where she performed in Hairspray until it closed earlier this year.

Ragtime opens October 15, 2009

JAN. 2009

On January 4th 2009 "Hairspray" will play its final performance on Broadway.

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After 61/2 years and 2,641 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, Hairspray says goodbye to Broadway. In the final weeks, Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur returned to reprise their Tony Award winning performances and close the show.

It was a bittersweet moment for Nicole who joined the company just short of their first anniversary in 2003. She worked with just about every one that has performed in the show. Some well known names include Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mathew Morrison, Kathy Brier, George Wendt, Michael McKeon, Tevin Campbell, Hilary Duff, Diana Digarmo, Darlene Love, Ashley Parker Angel and Lance Bass among others.

After taking a final bow with the rest of her cast mates, they were joined on stage by the producers, the creative team and dozens of Hairspray alumni (including the Vegas, Toronto and the national touring companies). It was a beautiful final performance and homecoming. When the curtain came down the entire Hairspray family celebrated at a party given by the producers.

A wonderful time (and Karaoke) was had by all. Hairspray will be missed and always lovingly remembered.

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