Triple Threat? Nah, Nick Blaemire is a Octuple threat!
You may remember Nick from such things as: the guy in the suspenders in the 2011 revival of Godspell, the star of Found in 2014, the evil Plankton in the pre-Broadway run of The SpongeBob Musical in Chicago last year, or from Glory Days, the musical he wrote that was on Broadway when he was only 23 years old. Phew, now take a deep breath...that’s not even his full resume!
Fresh off a career-defining performance playing Jonathan himself this fall in Off-Broadway’s “tick, tick…BOOM!”, Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical, Nick Blaemire continues to work on about one billion projects and is about to rule your 2017 if you’re into, oh let’s say, theater, television, OR music. The dude is a ridiculously talented singer and actor, but also a wildly impressive writer and composer. When does he sleep?
Here's what's coming up for Nick.
Check out the video for Nick's "Trouble" and tell us you don't want to hear more of those sweet #nerdsoul grooves. Nick recently finished up a new album called The Ampersand EP and is performing songs from it at Rockwood Music Hall on February 4th. Dreams came true when he got Chris Gehringer to master the album, who Nick says “mastered every album I’ve loved on the past few years”, including the Hamilton Mixtape, and albums by Drake, Rhianna, and The 1975...no big deal. Jo Lampert, who will star as Joan herself in the upcoming Joan of Arc: Into The Fire even has a track on it called "Trees". Nick's tick, tick...BOOM! costar Lilli Cooper and Hamilton’s Daniel J Watts will be performing with Nick at the concert, when he will also be premiering his new music video for the track “She’s You” (sneak peek here on Facebook...omg, that funky groove!). Get tickets to the Rockwood show via the link below.
Nick has also been devoting his time to taking over your big and small screens, with some projects that are so big he’s not even allowed to talk about them! What we do know is that he’s developing a comedy with his wife Ana Nogueira with the production company Thinkfactory and that he co-wrote a new web series called The Next Four Years. Nope, it’s not about the experience we’re all about to have with you-know-who in the White House. Nick wrote this show with producer Hunter Arnold to explore what happens as the fairy tale of childhood ends and the reality of being an adult sets in, what he calls a “traumatic and odd, but ultimately hilarious transition”. The episodes are only 8-minutes long, but don’t worry musical theater fans: Nick had a “secret agenda” when he was writing it to sprinkle in some songs. The Next Four Years, premieres on February 15 on Next4YearsShow.com. Watch the trailer here.
Now, for the stuff we’re here for: musical theater. Nick is writing a new musical called Fallout with Kyle Jarrow, who wrote the aforementioned Broadway-bound The Spongebob Musical and is a frequent Duncan Sheik collaborator. Both writers are known for musicals that excite and push audiences past their comfort zones, so the seismic cultural shift of the early 60’s during the Cuban Missile Crisis seemed like a perfect story to tackle. Not unlike our current political climate, that time was a breeding ground for interesting art. Nick says that "it is exciting to musicalize moments in history like this because those moments catalyze everyone and change the way they think about being alive”. Nick and Kyle are taking the show to the next level with an Off-Broadway development process after a super successful workshop at 54 Below last year starring Adam Chanler-Berat (Amelie), Hamilton’s Nicholas Christopher, American Pyscho's Theo Stockman, and Hadestown’s Patrick Page, who played Walter Kronkite. Check out the video from the 54 Below and watch out for this musical!
We all need a lot more Nick Blaemire in our lives and he's making it easy, getting at us from all angles. Of course, there's even more up his sleeve than all of this. For now, though, hit up his dope concert at Rockwood Music Hall, check out his web series, and get ready for him to rock your world onstage in 2017. Nick Blaemire 4 Prez!
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