Nick Jonas has been an artist and performer since childhood days growing up in New Jersey. Encouraged and supported by his parents and brothers, Nick landed roles in Broadway musicals such as Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun and A Christmas Carol after being discovered singing in a beauty salon where he was with his mother. But even before Broadway, music has always been Nick’s passion—trying out every musical instrument and singing around the house.
After a song written by Nick and his father found its way to Columbia Records, Nick was signed as a solo artist. Soon thereafter though, his brothers Kevin and Joe, who had co-written a few songs with Nick as well, were also brought on to the project and the Jonas Brothers story began.
Never one to slow down, Nick eventually launched a solo effort -- Nick Jonas and the Administration -- a project that saw him bring together some of the industry’s most accomplished and respected musicians. The result was a solo debut album, Who I Am, with ten strikingly soulful songs that took Nick into new musical territories and saw him emerge as an even better performer, musician and songwriter.
Beyond his solo work as a musician, Nick continued his work on Broadway as well as taking the role of Marius Pontmercy in the West End production of Les Miserables in London in the summer of 2010. He also performed at the famed musical’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at the O2 in 2010 that was televised to audiences around the world. In the summer of 2011, Nick joined the Los Angeles stage production of Hairspray with original cast members Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur. The Los Angeles Times applauded his performance saying that Nick’s “triple-threat talents…will undoubtedly have Broadway producers pounding at his door.” Shortly thereafter, in January 2012, Nick took over the lead role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying on Broadway.
Nick has continued to expand his acting skills with guest appearances on television including ABC’s “Mr. Sunshine” (2011), ABC’s “Last Man Standing” (2011) and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash” (2012).
The Jonas Brothers spent the last year writing their upcoming fifth album, which was produced by Nick. The album is scheduled for release under the Jonas label, Jonas Enterprises, later this year.
Nick is currently in production on the edgy thriller “Careful What You Wish For,” directed by Elizabeth Allen and penned by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz. The film, which marks Jonas’ first lead acting role in a feature film, centers on Doug (Jonas) who gets more than he bargained for when he starts having an affair with the young wife (Lucas) of an investment banker renting the lake house next door for the summer. Production is taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina.