As we are gearing up for our upcoming production of Next to Normal we take a minute to learn a little bit about
Brett Nichols who plays "Rock Star" psychologists Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden. Brett has previous performed with SRO in A
Grand Night For Singing andThe Secret Garden as Archibald Craven.
Full given name: Brett David Nichols
were born/raised: Binghamton/Kirkwood NY
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
First Broadway show you ever saw? Phantom of the Opera
did you first get involved in theatre? Junior year of high school, after a year of singing alone in my house. My first role was
Applegate in Damn Yankees
When did you first start performing with SRO? Somewhere in the mid 2000ís
If you had to pick which
show would you say has been your favorite you've done with SRO? Playing Archie Craven in The Secret Garden. To this day,
one of the finest shows Iíve ever been a part of.
Some favorite modern musicals: Ragtime, Parade, Side Show, The
Scarlet Pimpernel, Next To Normal, The Civil War
Some favorite classic musicals: Camelot, Les Miserables (címon,
itís a classic)
Favorite showtune(s) of all time: Oh myÖStars, I guess. It was the song that made me want to be an actor. Otherwise,
I get fixated on new stuff all the time. Right now itís ďHer EmbraceĒ from an unproduced Faustus musical.
First stage kiss: I
believe it was Erika Person, and Signe Mortensen, who alternated as Sarah to my Sky in Guys and Dolls. My two gorgeous leading
ladies. That was fun.
Something you're REALLY bad at: Algebra, Tennis
Most visited websites: Facebook, YouTube, and Nascar.com
Last book you read: Iím slowly working my way through A Dance With Dragons.
Must see TV shows: Current: Homeland, Game
of Thrones, The Newsroom, Justified, Dexter, Graceland Former:Battlestar Galactica, Sports Night, The
Last good movie you saw? Elysium was okay. I think the last movie I LOVED was Star Trek: Into Darkness
films you consider classics: Star Wars Trilogy, LA Confidential, American Beauty, A Fish Called Wanda
Do you have
Pre-show rituals or warm-ups? I need Starbursts to get through a performance. I realize this is crazy. But I must have them.
culture guilty pleasure: Glee, I guess.
What song is the most played on your iPod? Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
Three things you
can't live without: my Droid, theatre, and race cars
What are some of your dream roles? Rochester in Jane Eyre, Percy
in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dan in Next to Normal, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown
What are some shows you'd love to see
SRO to do? Parade, Jane Eyre, Chess, and although it will likely never happen,Ragtime