Q: Where are you from and where do you currently live?
Nikko: Originally from Minneapolis, now living in NYC!
Q: Have you ever worked on a 48 hour musical before and if so in what capacity? If joining us again, what made you return?
Nikko: Yes! I wrote for last year’s The 48 Hour Musicals, which was a super positive experience. I just love crash-and-burn do-or-die creative challenges like this. When you might be getting bogged down in your artistic routine, it reminds you of what is possible in a day!
Q: Do you have a favorite autocorrection story or situation?
Nikko: I have a lot more trouble with people misreading my sarcasm over texting. “Yes, I’d LOVE to help you move to your new apartment.” “Actually, I think we should stop seeing each other.”
Q: Where do you draw your inspiration?
NIkko: I steal other peoples’ dreams.
Q: What are your musical influences?
Nikko: Depends on what I’m writing, really. Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, Adam Guettel, Duncan Shiek. But you will hear none of that in this particular show.
Q: What’s a musical you feel connected to and why?
Nikko: Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It’s the perfect blend of comedy and tragedy, and proves that the movie musical is still a vital genre.