Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Nikka Graff Lanzarone

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Nikka Graff
Born (1983-11-20) November 20, 1983 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, Dancer, Singer
Spouse(s) Daniel Smith
Website www.nikka-graff-lanzarone.com

Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Born November 20, 1983) is an actress[1] and dancer. Born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actress Ilene Graff[2] and niece of director and actor Todd Graff[3]

Career[edit]

Graff graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a degree in Musical Theatre. Her first professional performance following her education was in Jerry Mitchell’s Peepshow in Las Vegas. Broadway saw her debut as Marisa in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, based on the Pedro Almodóvar film of the same name. Her last Broadway performance was in Chicago as the iconic Velma Kelly.

Along with fellow Broadway actor Mo Brady, Graff is co-creator and host of The Ensemblist, an acclaimed podcast honoring and sharing experiences of the hardest working members of the theatrical community, chorus members.

Theatre[edit]

Broadway

Off-Broadway
  • Sweet Charity (2016)
  • Zorba! (City Center Encores!, 2015)
  • Hello Again (2011)
  • Seussical The Musical (2011)

    DEVELOPMENTAL WORK

    A Happy Life

    The Everleigh Club

    Mackenzie and the Missing Boy

    Radiant Baby

    Trojan Women

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    La Strega

    Travelin’ Music

    The Model

    Lucyna

    Mackenzie

    Amanda

    Aphrodite

    Marisa

    Lucrezia

    Deborah

    Susan Stroman, dir/chor | Charles Mee, playwright

    Leigh Silverman, dir | Rinne Groff, book
    Storm Large & James Beaton, music/lyrics
    Laura Brandel, dir. | Joel B. New, music/lyrics

    Carlos Armesto, dir | Debra Barsha, music/lyrics
    Stuart Ross, book
    Carolyn Cantor, dir. | Alexandra Silber, adaptation

    Bartlett Sher, dir. | David Yazbek, music/lyrics
    Jeffrey Lane, book
    Noah Racey, dir. | Anne Berlin, playwright

    Paul Kreppel, dir. | Charles Fox, music


    LAS VEGAS

    Peep Show

    Little Pig (u/s Singer, perf)

    Jerry Mitchell, dir./chor. | Nick Kenkel, co-chor


    REGIONAL  THEATRE

    My Paris

    An Audience With Meow Meow

    The Jungle Book

    A Chorus Line

    A Chorus Line

    Into The Woods

    The Who’s Tommy

    Carnival

    Nine

    La Goulue

    Pilar/Meow double

    Peacock Lady/Winnifred/Ensemble

    Bebe (u/s Sheila)

    Sheila

    Florinda

    Nurse/Ensemble

    Gladys (u/s Olga)

    Carla

    Long Wharf Theatre | Kathleen Marshall, dir/chor.

    ArtsEmerson | Leigh Silverman, dir. | Sonya Tayeh, chor.

    Goodman/Huntington Theatres | Mary Zimmerman, dir.
    Christopher Gattelli, chor.
    Paper Mill Playhouse | Mitzi Hamilton, dir/chor

    Weston Playhouse | Malcolm Ewen, dir.

    Centerstage/Westport | Mark Lamos, dir.

    Bay Street Theatre | Marcia Milgrom Dodge, dir/chor

    Paper Mill Playhouse | Erica Schmidt, dir.

    The Chance Theatre | Martie Ramm, dir/chor

    DEVELOPMENTAL WORK

    A Happy Life

    The Everleigh Club

    Mackenzie and the Missing Boy

    Radiant Baby

    Trojan Women

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    La Strega

    Travelin’ Music

    The Model

    Lucyna

    Mackenzie

    Amanda

    Aphrodite

    Marisa

    Lucrezia

    Deborah

    Susan Stroman, dir/chor | Charles Mee, playwright

    Leigh Silverman, dir | Rinne Groff, book
    Storm Large & James Beaton, music/lyrics
    Laura Brandel, dir. | Joel B. New, music/lyrics

    Carlos Armesto, dir | Debra Barsha, music/lyrics
    Stuart Ross, book
    Carolyn Cantor, dir. | Alexandra Silber, adaptation

    Bartlett Sher, dir. | David Yazbek, music/lyrics
    Jeffrey Lane, book
    Noah Racey, dir. | Anne Berlin, playwright

    Paul Kreppel, dir. | Charles Fox, music


    LAS VEGAS

    Peep Show

    Little Pig (u/s Singer, perf)

    Jerry Mitchell, dir./chor. | Nick Kenkel, co-chor


    REGIONAL  THEATRE

    My Paris

    An Audience With Meow Meow

    The Jungle Book

    A Chorus Line

    A Chorus Line

    Into The Woods

    The Who’s Tommy

    Carnival

    Nine

    La Goulue

    Pilar/Meow double

    Peacock Lady/Winnifred/Ensemble

    Bebe (u/s Sheila)

    Sheila

    Florinda

    Nurse/Ensemble

    Gladys (u/s Olga)

    Carla

    Long Wharf Theatre | Kathleen Marshall, dir/chor.

    ArtsEmerson | Leigh Silverman, dir. | Sonya Tayeh, chor.

    Goodman/Huntington Theatres | Mary Zimmerman, dir.
    Christopher Gattelli, chor.
    Paper Mill Playhouse | Mitzi Hamilton, dir/chor

    Weston Playhouse | Malcolm Ewen, dir.

    Centerstage/Westport | Mark Lamos, dir.

    Bay Street Theatre | Marcia Milgrom Dodge, dir/chor

    Paper Mill Playhouse | Erica Schmidt, dir.

    The Chance Theatre | Martie Ramm, dir/chor

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