Not all twos are terrible.
Ask Nikki M. James, who marks a second anniversary today that is worth celebrating.
“It’s been exactly two years since I gave my first performance in ‘The Book of Mormon,’” she says. “It feels like an eternity and at the same time like it was yesterday.”
Either way, she says she’s still having a blast.
It’s been a year and a half since James won a Featured Actress Tony for her role as the sweet African girl, Nabalungi. The glow of being part of that exclusive Broadway winner’s circle hasn’t dimmed one bit.
“I’m so proud it makes me sick,” she says.
During a visit this month with musical-theater kids at her high school alma mater in Livingston, N.J., James, 31, brought the Tony with her. As students with their own dreams passed it around, invisible thought balloons with the same message hovered over their heads: “This could be me.”
On Monday, her day off from “Mormon,” the actress will be sporting another shiny accessory — a fabulous necklace for her role as a famous Egyptian pharaoh.
James stars opposite Daniel Davis (“The Nanny”) in George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar and Cleopatra.” It’s presented by the Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw, which mounts monthly staged readings of the writer’s works.
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