Nikko Kimzin

( Director of Education & Community Engagement)

Nikko first performed at Transcendence Theatre Company in 2017 and quickly fell in love with the Sonoma community. Prior to joining TTC full time in 2018, he served as Administrative Director at New York’s Project Broadway. He is a Producing Director at Epoch Creative NYC, a company dedicated to producing work of artists of color where he co-wrote, produced and directed the hit web-series “The Great Black Way”, and “#Unbooked.” In 2016, he served as the Fred Coe Artist in Residence at Vanderbilt University. In 2015, Kimzin was awarded the Broadway World Award for Best Performance of a Leading Male as Bernardo in West Side Story. Other past credits include: “Benedict” in Olay Live w/ Ana Gasteyer (New World Stages), “Pablo” in Sister Act, “Jacob” in La Cage Aux Folles (North Shore Music Theatre),” Felix/ Brazilian Millionaire” in Darling Grenadine ( Goodspeed Musicals), “Ritchie Valens” in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Casa Mañana, TX), “Chino” in West Side Story (International Tour), “Lun Tha” King and I, “Luke” Anything Goes”, Evita, A Funny Thing.., My Fairytale (U.S. Premiere written by Stephen Schwartz). Kimzin earned his BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Arizona. He has devoted his career to a more inclusive and diverse theater world, particularly providing visibility to Latinx performance making. He is a member of the Latinx Theatre Commons.