Tony Award winner Nikki M. James, who originated the role of Nabulungi in the Tony Award-winning hit The Book of Mormon, will depart the production in early January at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Nikki M. James tweeted: “I will BE making my final appearance @BookofMormon on Jan 5th. Then it’s off to the barricade. #proofread #thisbook… (U know how it goes)”. James will soon star as ‘Eponine’ in the upcoming revival of Les Miserables, which will open at the Imperial Theatre on March 23, 2014.
James has been with The Book of Mormon since the musical’s March 2011 Broadway premiere, earning a Tony Award for her performance. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado will be taking over the role of ‘Nabulungi’. The Book of Mormon currently stars Matt Doyle and Cody Jamison Strand.
James will take on the role of Eponine in the Broadway return of Les Misérables, which begins performances March 1 at the Imperial Theatre.