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Tony Award Winning Star to Perform at Autism Speaks Chef Gala

August 21, 2014

(August 21, 2014) - Tony Award winning actress Nikki M. James is slated to perform at the 8th annual Autism Speaks to Wall Street: Celebrity Chef Gala on November 3 in New York City. The fundraising event features 100 of the world's top chefs cooking incredible cuisine in one room for a good cause.

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Nikki currently stars as Éponine in Broadway’s production of Les Misérables. Most famously, Nikki originated the role of Nabalungi in the Broadway hit musical, Book of Mormon, for which she won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Nikki has performed several sold out one woman cabaret shows at popular New York City venues such as 54 Below and Joe’s Pub.

She can soon be seen in the films Lucky Stiff and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.  

Watch Nikki accept her Tony award for her role in The Book of Mormon.



Watch Nikki perform "On My Own" from Les Miserables below.


Full list of participating Chefs:

Tyler Atwell - Asiate at the Mandrian Oriental

Jimmy Banos Jr. - The Purple Pig

Jimmy Banos Sr. - The Purple Pig, Heaven on Seven

Aaron Bashy - Water Club

Jamie Bissonette - Toro

Ed Brown - Ed's Chowder House

Joey Campanaro - Little Owl

Cesare Casella - Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto

Jansen Chan - ICE

Michael Chernow - The Meatball Shop

Chris Coombs - Deuxave

Ed Cotton - Sotto 13

Sylvaine Delpique - 21 Club

Paul Denamiel - Le Rivage

Louis DeBiccari - Tavern Road

Wylie Dufresne - wd~50

Michael Ferraro - Delicatessen

Will Gilson - Puritan & Company

Michael Ginor - Lola

Monica Glass - Clio & Uni

Tim Graham - Travelle

Kerry Heffernan

Jennifer Jasinski -  Rioja

Eli Kulp - Fork

Michael LaScola - American Seasons

Jenn Louis - Lincoln Restaurant 

Jeff Mahin - Lettuce Entertain You

Tony Maws - Craigie on Main

Shane McBride - Balthazar

James McDevitt - Bohlsen Restaurant Group

Jeff McInnis - Root & Bone

Julian Medina - Toloache, Yerba Buena, Coppelia

Jehangir Mehta - Graffiti and Metaphor

Tory Miller - L'Etoile and Graze

Todd Mitgang - Crave Fishbar, Bo's Restaurant

John Mooney - Bell, Book and Candle

Marco Moreira - Tocqueville, 15 East, The Fourth

Masaharu Morimoto - Morimoto

Annie Pettry - Decca

Keith Pooler - Bergamot and Bisq

Mike Price - The Clam

Doug Psaltis - RPM Steak

David Racicot - Notion

Jason Santos - Blue Inc. Restaurant

Jonathan Sawyer - The Greenhouse Tavern

David Standridge - Market Table

Brad Steelman - River Cafe

Bill Telepan - Telepan Restaurant

Paul Virant - VIE, Perennial Virant

Justin Walker - Earth

Rocco Whalen - Farenheit

Todd Winer - Pastoral 

Andrew Zimmerman - Sepia