Welcome back to BroadwayWorld's first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know.
Today we've got HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS' newest J. Pierrepont Finch and pop icon Nick Jonas, who recently opened up to Richard about succeeding Daniel Radcliffe in the famous role, what it feels like to perform for tens of thousands of fans, and just how cool it was to appear on SMASH. Check out Jonas uncensored below!
Nick Jonas launched his professional career at age 8 as ‘Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim' in A Christmas Carol and followed it up with roles in the Broadway productions of Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast and Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire. In the last year, he's returned to his roots on the live stage, taking on the role of ‘Marius' in London's West End production of Les Misérables as well as at the 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2 Arena. Most recently, he starred as ‘Link Larkin' alongside Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Hairspray.
In 2008, the Jonas Brothers launched two sold-out tours and released their second album, A Little Bit Longer, becoming the first artist ever to have three albums on the Billboard Top 10 at once (Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer, and the Camp Rock soundtrack) and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. In 2009, they released Lines, Vines and Trying Times, which became their second No. 1 album in one year. They also released the film Jonas Brothers: 3-D Concert Experience. In 2010, Nick launched a solo effort: Nick Jonas and the Administration and released the album Who I Am.