Nick Adams (actor, born 1983)

Nicholas Adams (born June 10, 1983)[1] is an American actor, singer, and dancer, known for starring as Adam/Felicia in the original Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and starring as Whizzer Brown in the first national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Falsettos.

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Nicholas Adams

(1983-06-10) June 10, 1983 (age 39)
EducationBoston Conservatory (BFA)
OccupationActor, Singer, Dancer
Years active1999–present


In 2005 Adams earned a BFA in musical theatre with a minor in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music.[2] In New York, he joined the international tour of the musical Chicago, later joining the Broadway cast. He was also in the original Broadway cast of The Pirate Queen. In 2007 he co-starred with Mario Lopez as Larry in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.[3] In June 2009 he was in the original cast of the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.

In 2010, Adams played Angelique in the original Tony-winning revival cast of La Cage aux Folles on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, starring Kelsey Grammer.[4] He also starred as Adam/Felicia in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,[5] which opened at the Palace Theater on March 20, 2011[6][7] after a short run in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre.[8] On February 4, 2014, Adams joined the first national tour of Wicked and was the final actor to star in the role of Fiyero.[9]

In 2016, Adams appeared in season two of the sketch LGBT-themed comedy web series Go-Go Boy Interrupted.[10] In 2019, he appeared on the first season of the Comedy Central series The Other Two as Dallas Drake, and starred as Whizzer Brown in the first national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Falsettos.[11][12] His other TV and film credits include: Sex and the City 2, An Englishman in New York, Smash, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Dancing with the Stars, Rosie Live, It Could Be Worse, the Kennedy Center Honors, and multiple telecasts of the Tony Awards.

Adams, who is gay,[13] was a part of a PSA for the It Gets Better campaign with cast members from Priscilla Queen of the Desert in 2010.[14] In December 2012, Adams was a backing dancer in Cheyenne Jackson's video for his single, Don't Wanna Know.[15]

Awards and nominationsEdit

In 2011, Adams won two Audience Choice Awards, for "Favorite Breakthrough Performance" and "Favorite Diva Performance" for his role in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.[16] Adams was also nominated for the 2011 Astaire Award for Best Dancer on Broadway and honored by the American Theatre Hall of Fame for his role in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.[17]


  1. ^ "30 Under 30 - Nick Adams". 2011. Age: 27 (06/10/1983)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Nick Adams | The Boston Conservatory". Retrieved 2017-01-16.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Biography: Nick Adams". Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  4. ^ "Nick Adams Theatre Credits". Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  5. ^ Healey, Patrick (September 16, 2010). "Priscilla Musical to Take Over West Side Story Theater". The New York Times. Arts Beat Blog. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical". Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  7. ^ "Priscilla Queen of the Desert Books Palace Theatre for March 2011 Opening". September 15, 2010.
  8. ^ Nestruck, J. Kelly (October 27, 2010). "This Priscilla rocks even though the bus doesn't roll". The Globe & Mail. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  9. ^ Nick Adams, Jenny Florkowski & Tim Kazurinsky to Join WICKED National Tour December 30, 2013;
  10. ^ "Season 2 Cast and Crew". Archived from the original on January 29, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  11. ^ Gans, Andrew. "National Tour of Falsettos, Starring Max von Essen, Nick Adams, Eden Espinosa, Opens March 20 in San Francisco". Playbill. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  12. ^ Reddish, David (2019-05-02). "Falsettos star Nick Adams says his former agent told him his decision to come out was a 'hurdle'". Queerty. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  13. ^ Adams, Nick (July 25, 2009). "Turtle Gay". Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  14. ^ "Nick, Priscilla Cast: It Gets Better". The Advocate. October 30, 2010. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010.
  15. ^ "Behind the Scenes of Cheyenne Jackson's 'DONT WANNA KNOW'". 4 December 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  16. ^ "2011 Audience Choice Award Winners Announced". May 15, 2011.
  17. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 2, 2011). "Rosemary Harris Honored at Theater Hall of Fame Luncheon June 2; Nick Adams, Too". Playbill. Retrieved September 23, 2016.

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