Today on our blog, we welcome Frozen ensemblist Nicholas Edwards to Broadway and learn about his journey to the Great White Way:
1. What’s your name and hometown?
My name is Nicholas Edwards, and I was born in Trenton, NJ, but grew up in Hamilton and Bordentown, NJ.
2. What is your role/track in your Broadway debut?
I am in the ensemble and understudy both Kristoff and Pabbie.
3. How did you find out you had booked the part?
At 12:01AM on my birthday, I received the email from my agent. Of course, I immediately called her (and then my mom). She had mentioned during auditions how great it would be if she could give me a special birthday gift. I don’t think I’ll ever have a birthday that will top this one.
4. What's been the most surprising thing about preparing to perform the show?
How fast I learned everything! Immediately after watching the show for the first time, I was terrified. It’s a huge show with a lot of choreography, costumes and technical elements. But as we continued to rehearse, things started to click. After my first rehearsal onstage with the cast (who are incredibly supportive), I finally felt like could do this. Then my put-in came and went, and now I’m finally in the show. It was three weeks of Frozen boot camp.
5. What are you looking forward to most about your experience on Broadway?
Working with and meeting people who I’ve idolized and looked up to. The Broadway community is so inspiring, and I hope that the future brings more opportunities like this one.