Professional Theatre

Nicole was pleased to be a part of several award winning, high profile professional theatre productions.  She was able to work with stars of the big screen (Billy Zane, Titanic), TV (Edward Hibbet, Frazier) Broadway (Jenn Gambatese, Wicked), Opera (Christine Brewer, International Opera Star) and Directors Jim Corti  (2015 Jeff Award for Best Direction, Les Miserables) and Marc Bruni (Broadway's Beautiful.)  In her latest production Anastasia, she originated the role of young Anastasia.  She worked with the creative team of Darko Tresnjak (Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder,)   Terrence McNally (Broadway's Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime,) and Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty (Broadway's Once On This Island, Seussical,  Rocky, and many more.)

Nicole Scimeca

Actress, Singer, Dancer, Model

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Check out Nicole's latest shout outs from Anastasia

"This performance completes the quartet of fetching females:  charming child Anastasia, spunky Anya, wicked Lily, and warmly authoritative Dowager Empress.  Go ahead, try to resist."   - Karen Bovard,  Broadwayworld

"Nicole Scimeca, playing Anastasia at age 6 and singing "Once Upon A December" with Mary Beth Peil, is nothing short of adorable."  - Fred Sokol, Talkin' Broadway

"Once Upon a December" ... is never more moving than it is at the start when Peil, as Anastasia's Nana, the Empress, sings it with Anastasia, age 6 (Nicole Scimeca."  - Donald Brown, New Haven Review

"... all play multiple roles, including an adorable child named Nicole Scimeca who plays not just Anastasia at age 6  but her brother Prince Alexei as well." -  Christopher Arnott, Harford Courant

"...but when the play opens with Nicole Scimeca as young Anastasia (age 6)  I already knew I was in for a treat.  She was outstanding in the ways that I believe truly talented children are able to contribute their gifts to any show."  -Someday Productions LLC and Pillow Talking

"... with Nicole Scimeca, giving a sweet performance as Young Anastasia" -Matthew Murray, Talkin' Broadway

"the cute Nicole Scimeca" -Bill Stevenson, Theater News Online

"...the superb Nicole Scimeca." Alix Cohen, Playing Around

The Grinch That Stole Christmas (Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN)  

"The standout member of Whoville, however, is Cindy Lou Who ... Scimeca presents a spot on portrayal of this unforgettable character and does an outstanding job of melting the Grinch's tiny heart to the point it blossoms three times bigger" -  Chad Young, 
Nashville Parent

Les Miserables  (Paramount Theatre)

Voted 2015 Jeff Award Winner (Best Musical - Large Production)

Reviews (Shout outs for Nicole)

"Young Nicole Scimeca is perfection as Little Cosette, holding her own on an empty stage with her heartfelt "Castle on a Cloud" - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

"Children play key roles and the Paramount has cast well ...especially Nicole Scimeca as Little Cosette.  Scimeca looks like a tot of about 5 years old and yet sings the plaintive "Castle on a Cloud" number all alone on that vast stage in front of hundreds of people like a miniature adult professional." - Don Zeff, Chicagoland Theatre Reviews

"...young Cosette (Nicole Scimeca is charming, adorable, and has a sweet voice-easy to listen to) - Al Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago


Sound of Music (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Voted 2014 Broadwayworld Award Winner (Best Theatrical Event)

Reviews (Shout outs for Nicole)

"While Zane and Gambatese are not to be discredited for their performances in the lead roles, Christine Brewer's (Mother Abbess) powerhouse voice and Nicole Scimeca's (Gretl) unbearable cuteness make them two minor characters to linger in the audience's mind. Six-year-old Nicole Scimeca portrays the youngest von Trapp child, Gretl, and elicits more "Awws" and giggles than one could imagine possible from a production set in Nazi-occupied Austria. "  - The
"Six Reasons to See Lyric Opera's Sound of Music
2) The kids are the most adorable thing ever. Especially the littlest one." -Bob Bullen,
 "...Nichole Scimeca (a scene steeling Gretl)"  -Michael Roberts, SHOWBIZCHICAGO 

"...the particularly scene stealing Nicole Scimeca (Gretl)."
"The Von Trapp children, played primarily by talented local kids, steal the show – especially Nicole Scimeca as sweet little Gretl." -Elizabeth Diffin, Chicago Parent

"Nicole Scimeca as the youngest child, Gretl was irresistible ..." - Barbara Keer, Splash Magazine

"...and tiny Nicole Scimeca (her Gretl rides a bicycle like a pro, and her high note is flawlessly in tune)."  - Paul W. Thompson, Broadwayworld

"...Gretl (tiny, adorable, full-voiced Nicole Scimeca)" - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times