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Nicholas is perhaps best known for the role of Nick Chavez on ABC’s “One Life to Live” for which he received the GLAAD Media Award , the 2009 Visibility Award, and , along with his co-stars “Men of the Year.”
He recently debuted his solo show, “The First Time…” at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, and the Signature Theatre in Washington, D. C. to rave reviews.
Nicholas made his Broadway debut in Disney’s production of Tarzan. Prior to that, Nicholas originated the role of “Aaron," starring opposite Val Kilmer's "Moses" in the U.S Premiere of The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Nicholas also had the pleasure of playing “Moses” at several performances. Off-Broadway he starred in The Toxic Avenger: The Musical, Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver, Colette Collage, and Bajour. He’s also traveled the world on tours of Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Evita (Che), and Hair (Claude).
Recently he starred opposite Kathleen Turner in Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage in Washington, DC where he recently played Freddy in My Fair Lady Fabrizio in Light in the Piazza, and was also seen as Curly in Oklahoma! for which he received a 2011 Helen Hayes Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” and was named “Top 10 Performers of 2010” by Hilton Als of The New Yorker.
On the big screen, Rodriguez was seen in Sex and the City 2. He is also featured on the film’s soundtrack.
Nicholas’ Regional Credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Camelot (Lancelot), Les Miserables (Javert), Oklahoma! (Curly), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), South Pacific (Joe Cable), The King & I as “Lun Tha” with Lou Diamond Phillips, Nefertiti (Akhenaten), Cinderella (Prince Charming), Last 5 Years, Candide with Harrisburg Opera, Love, Valour, Compassion! (Ramon), Master Class (Tony).
He made his Carnegie Hall debut in a one night only concert version of Guys and Dolls starring Nathan Lane, Megan Mullaly and Len Cariou.
Venturing into the world of the web, Nicholas joined the ensemble cast of Then We Got Help for which he received a Best Actor Nomination for the American Soap World Awards.
He has performed at Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, Feinstein’s, Birdland, and the Metropolitan Room in New York City
When not on stage, Nicholas is the Artistic Director of the Broadway Dreams Foundation faculty (www.mybroadwaydreams.com), and volunteers for The Harvey Milk school in New York City, and SMYAL in Washington, DC for which he received the 2011 Outstanding Community Ally Award.
A native Texan, he holds a BM and MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.