Quotes and Such


Hero Worship

Solo show, 54 Below

Nominee: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards (Best Solo Show, Best Director, Best Music Director)

Time Out New York Recommended Pick

“…Lanzarone, a true-blue triple threat…”

“Lanzarone, a strong belter, is entirely in her element singing theater standards, the music that is in her blood. She demonstrated, however, that she is as equipped to take on more contemporary or pop-skewing music, as well."

[The medley] "was both an eye-opening demonstration of the intricacy of backup vocals as well as an impressive show of Lanzarone's impressive and extensive musicality."

“If her solo concert debut was an indication of the career that still lies ahead of her, it would be no stretch to imagine she herself will one day be honored in someone's own hero worship." - BroadwayWorld


Ilene and Nikka: Together Again For The First Time

54 Below and Upstairs at Vitello’s

BroadwayWorld Award Nominee: Best Duo Show

“…a joyously entertaining evening…She handled the tongue-twisting lyrics and break-neck speed with great aplomb. Her theater voice filled the large room without overwhelming it on this and her other numbers.” - CabaretScenes


Sweet Charity

Off-Broadway revival, The New Group

2017 Chita Rivera Award Nomination: Outstanding Female Dancer

“…drama-queen girlfriend Ursula (Nikka Graff Lanzarone, priceless)” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Classy Nikka Graff Lanzarone is a tough cookie as Vittorio’s tempestuous girlfriend Ursula, as well as Carmen…” - TheaterScene.net


Women on the Verge…

Musical Theatre Guild, Los Angeles

“Nikka Graff Lanzarone brought down the house with her comic characterization of the truly manic Candela; her ‘Model Behavior’ was inspired lunacy.” - Haines His Way


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Lincoln Center Theater, Broadway

“Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Justin Guarini, as a very funny odd couple who wander into Pepa’s penthouse…” - Variety

“…well-matched opposite Nikka Graff Lanzarone, who plays his fiancée, Marisa.” - WNYC


Hello Again

Off-Broadway, The Transport Group

“A few standouts: Nikka Graff Lanzarone as the Whore, who yearns for a trick that lasts past the evening…” - Out.com

“…Lanzarone is all haunting smokiness as the body peddler who is herself crippled by illusions.” - TalkinBroadway


Into The Woods

Baltimore Centerstage/
Westport Country Playhouse

“…Nikka Graff Lanzarone, a scene-stealer…” - The New York Times

“Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Eleni Delopoulos as Cinderella's stepsisters are a hoot…” - The Baltimore Sun