When there’s a revolution on Broadway, it’s only appropriate that the revolutionary mind behind Forbidden Broadway spoofs it. And for that, you need a killer cast. Nicholas Edwards is one of an ensemble of comic geniuses in Spamilton – the hit Hamilton parody at the Triad. Nicholas gives a Tony-worthy performance as this year’s Tony-winning Daveed Diggs and brings the house down with his undeniable portrayal of Daveed’s characters combined with a unique comedic bent. This talented up-and-comer has also appeared in Kander and Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman and the international tour of Sister Act. He’s making every room a room where it happens and we’re thrilled to have him in ours, On the Couch.
What do you consider to be your best asset?
I try to have a positive outlook on everything… so my positivity! LOL
What was your proudest moment?
Getting my BFA.
What is your favorite drink?
I’m a huge fan of asian beers, specifically Singha. It’s a Thai beer.
What is your favorite food?
Besides my mom’s Dominican cooking, pad thai- hands down. Can you tell I spent a lot of time in Asia?
What is your favorite condiment?
I dip everything in RANCH.
What is your current obsession?
Playing through all the Zelda remakes! It’s how I wind down after a show.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
I drink wayyyyy too much coffee.
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
To originate a role. Any role. Doesn’t matter where.
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Trying to beat any Zelda dungeon without a walkthrough. That and YouTube. It’s a close tie.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
My sweet tooth. I put away pints of Ben and Jerry’s like you wouldn’t believe.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
My mom was a business woman and as a kid I would love pretending to be her “assistant”. I learned a lot from her work ethic- she never settles.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
RUNNING LATE TO EVERYTHING!
What in the world most thrills you?
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Snapchat filters. Even though I’m guilty of using them myself….
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
If I had to pick one it would be when I forgot to bring a prop gun onstage…
What is your favorite place in the world?
Akihabara district in Tokyo. Tokyo’s electronic/anime town. You wouldn’t believe the gadgets you can find there. Also, anime inspired J-Pop is something to get excited about.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Someone who is driven and confident in themselves. Good communication also helps.
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Since I’m highly allergic to cats and because cats are really creepy… dogs. I have a Bichon Frise who lives at home with mom. His name is Diz (short for Disney) and he’s 14 years old!
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
I think once the “best day of our lives” happens, we’re going to be constantly searching for the next best day ever… but if I had to choose it would have to be if my agent called me to tell me I booked a lead on Broadway. Or maybe if I won a lifetime supply of Americone Dream Ben and Jerry’s.
What is your personal motto?
Do everything with pride. Make it your own and leave your mark.