Curtain To Rise On Christopher Broadway Debut

March 5, 2013

cast-christopherGet ready ’cause here he comes — Bermuda actor/singer Nicholas Christopher [pictured] is set to make his Broadway debut next week [Mar.11] when the highly-anticipated show “Motown: The Musical” begins previews at New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on West 46th Street.

“Motown: The Musical” tells the real story behind the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the radio airwaves in 1959 and changed popular culture forever.

The show charts Motown record label founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder,Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Although Mr. Christopher has appeared in two major New York productions since 2011 — the critically praised revival of the musical “Rent” and playwright Katori Hall’s searing drama “Hurt Village” – neither show was staged in the traditional Broadway theatre district, extending from 40th to 54th Street, and from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, and including Times Square and 42nd Street.

Mr. Christopher will become the second Bermudian to be treading the Broadway boards during the 2012-13 New York theatre season; Rebecca Faulkenberry is starring in “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” at the Foxwoods Theatre on West 42nd Street.

A Look Behind The Scenes At “Motown: The Musical”

“Motown” stars Brandon Victor Dixon as Gordy, Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and an ensemble including Mr. Christopher, Timothy J. Alex, Bryan Terrell Clark, Rebecca E. Covington, Ariana Debose, Andrea Dora, Preston W. Dugger III, Wilkie Ferguson, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Sasha Hutchings, Lauren Lim Jackson, Morgan James, John Jellison, Crystal Joy, Grasan Kingsberry, Marielys Molina, Sydney Morton, Jarran Muse, Jesse Nager, Milton Craig Nealy, N’Kenge, Dominic Nolfi, Saycon Sengbloh, Ryan Shaw, Jamal Story, Eric LaJuan Summers, Ephraim Sykes, Julius Thomas III, Daniel J. Watts and Donald Webber, Jr.

After completing its previews, the show officially opens on April 14.

Mr. Christopher, who attended Walnut Hill School For the Arts in Massachusetts and the Boston Conservatory, later studied musical theatre at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York.

The son of Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher, he  made his professional musical theatre debut early in 2011  in the US national touring company of the Broadway musical hit “In The Heights.”

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  1. Good News Bda says:

    Great news! Positive News! Proud to be Bermudian

  2. so proud says:

    So proud of u cuzzy!!!!!keep up the good work..ur family is praying for u all the way…love u much teash and the girls :D

  3. Clive Spate says:

    I think the media should keep the profile of the two Bermudians on Broadway as high as possible like they do with Nakhi Wells.

    To be in Broadway show puts them amongst the best in the World in their fields.

    Congratulations Mr. Christopher and Miss Faulkenberry!!