First stop -- The National Theatre in Washington D.C.! Incredibly excited to go back to high school at North Shore High and help make fetch happen. This one is extremely special to me because I actually went to the high school (New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL) that Mean Girls is supposedly based off of. Full circle, huh? Thank you friends, family, Telsey & Co., and CTG for helping me make this dream come true. We run from October 31st - December 3rd! Tickets are already on sale -- click HERE for information about times/dates!
Proud to have made my off-Broadway debut playing the role of Feda! Cast included Troy Iwata as Paiman, Jonathan Raviv as Jahandar, Osh Ghanimah as Zemar, and Deven Kolluri as Unknown Man. This was the NY Premiere of "The Boy Who Danced On Air" written by Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser with a previous World Premiere in San Diego! Also congratulations to the Abingdon Theatre Company for this being their first musical production! Click HERE for more info!
"The Boy Who Danced On Air is a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys’ chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality and the strength of the human spirit."
Did a reading of Resident Alien at Astoria Performing Arts Center under the direction of Dev Bondarin! We also presented the project at a BMI Masterclass with Glenn Slater and Alan Menken -- great constructive feedback and wishing Katya my best as she continues to develop this wonderful project!
"A story of a family of three who are part of the third wave of Soviet and post-Soviet immigration to the U.S. in the 1990s. The family - a professor stuck in the past, a musician willing to adapt, and a teenager whose culture sock coincides with her coming-of-age - represents the full spectrum of the successes and failures of the immigrant experience. Resident Alien is about the personal choices ever alien faces in a new world - which parts of himself or herself to retain, and which to jettison in order to succeed."
So happy to have joined AEA as of September 28th, 2016 -- proud to be a union card holder. Let's do this!
Spent two perfect, soul-filling weeks on Whidbey Island (a quick ferry north of Seattle, WA) developing the character of Bhuvan Bannerji in this wacky, warm-hearted, and wonderful new musical. This project has some very strong legs on it and I'm excited to see how it grows with time. Thank you OutCast Productions -- CHECK OUT the website with footage HERE!
Proud to have worked at The Arden Theatre Company in Philly to play the role of Fakir -- conjuring love, positive pressure, and guidance to the wonder-filled Mary (played by Bailey Ryon).
After moving to 6 different parts of the world and living in 13 different houses, Nikhil Saboo is currently an actor, singer, and dancer based in New York City...for the mean time.
Nikhil studied at New York University in The Steinhardt School of Music and Performing Arts Professions, receiving a Bachelor's of Music: Vocal Performance with a specialization in Music Theatre. He also studied at the Stern School of Business receiving a degree in Business, Entertainment, Media, and Technology (BEMT).
He recently made his off-Broadway debut at Abingdon Theatre Company in Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser's "The Boy Who Danced On Air" playing the sensual, bold, and vision-filled Feda. He also went on tour with Theatreworks USA's Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School playing the uber-allergic, imaginative, and spunky Sheldon Potts. Nikhil also spent 2 weeks in Seattle developing the role of Bhuvan Bannerji in the new musical comedy, Bollywood and Vine. He had the pleasureto be in a reading of The Transposed Heads directed and written by Julie Taymor. He also went on his first national tour with A Christmas Story: The Musical — exploring the west coast by day and sharing a classic story by night. Nikhil was also in the new musical Beatsville (Claude 1), written by Glenn Slater and wife, Wendy Leigh Wilf. Other new works include The Legend of New York (The Rioteer) written by Joshua Salzman & Ryan Cunnigham and All The Kids Are Doing It (Drew) by Joey Contreras and Kate Thomas. Nikhil has done a production of Sweet Smell of Success(Club Zanzibar Singer) under the direction of John Simpkins at the Skirball Center. He has also appeared in The Little Mermaid (Flotsam) under the direction of Jennifer Werner at the Sharon Playhouse.
Outside of performance, he is usually seen upside-down in the air or gliding over New York City streets on his longboard -- always living life a few inches off the ground.