Nikki got an early start on her Broadway career. She made her Broadway debut before even graduating from NYU in the 2001 musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Ten years later, in 2011, James won a Tony Award for her role as African villager Nabulungi in the raunchy musical hit The Book of Mormon. Currently, James can be seen as the French gamine Éponine in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables.
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