NICOLE MICHELLE HASKINS
ACTOR. VOCALIST. DIRECTOR. WRITER.
Theatre is my first love...truly.
Marching through a Detroit parochial school parading in the awkwardness puberty gifted me, I became a storyteller by happenstance.
I started my theatre education with MOSAIC Youth theatre of Detroit and moved onward to the Theatre department at Wayne State University all with the quiet hope of growing into a woman and an artist that my pops would be proud of.
I am an Actor, Artist, Director, Writer, Lipstick Hoarder, Vocalist, Musician, Cat mom, 2014 School at Steppenwolf Acting fellow and an Artistic Associate with Black Lives Black Words International Theatre Collective.
A Detroit Bred storyteller represented by the fierce women at Shirley Hamilton Talent.
FEBRUARY 26 – APRIL 12, 2020
J. Nicky is hitting on all cylinders with this remarkable story. I'm honored to be apart of this world premiere and am so excited to unveil the art we've created.
"Chicago is “The City That Works”—but does it work for everybody? It’s 1981, the city’s simmering pot of neglected problems boils over, and Chicago’s first woman mayor is moving into Cabrini-Green. Is this just a P.R. stunt, or will it bring the City together?
For the next three weeks, residents, activists, media, the “Machine,” and the Mayor herself will collide as the City’s raw truths are exposed. Who will come out on top in Lookingglass Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks’ bold new work, Her Honor Jane Byrne?"
"One of Chicagoland theatre’s treasures, Nicole Michelle Haskins splits sides as the nosy postmistress Effy. Persnickety and petulant, Haskins is clearly having a ball as the town busybody, using her remarkable vocal control to killer comedic effect."