Meet Brooklynite Standout Nicolette Robinson!

first_img Nicolette Robinson Brooklynite View Comments Related Shows Age: 26Hometown: Los Angeles, CACurrent Role: Astrolass, Brooklyn’s most celebrated superhero who secretly longs to be normal, in the new off-Broadway musical Brooklynite.Stage & Screen Cred: After graduating from UCLA, Robinson appeared in Billy Porter’s 2008 production of Once On This Island and early workshops of Brooklynite. She plays Jane, the best friend of Alison (Ruth Wilson) in The Affair on Showtime.“I was a really outgoing kid. I’d be in the other room and you’d hear me belting my face off, playing the piano as loud as I could so everyone in the house could hear it. I was kind of obnoxious, but very sweet and well-meaning!”“After seeing my husband Leslie [Odom, Jr.] in Hamilton, I’m so overwhelmed with pride. We’ve been together for six years, and knowing each other’s journeys fills me with so much joy. I have to catch myself because I start crying at a place where you’re not supposed to cry!”“I’m shy and I don’t like to make my friends watch me on TV, but people come up to me and are like, ‘Guess what? I started The Affair last night!’ We had no idea it would be received as well as it was when we were filming. But it’s an intense show to binge-watch—good luck, don’t get too depressed!”“My costume in the show is tight! [Choreographer] Steven Hoggett does a workout with us every day and kicks our asses, but I don’t have the most self-control when it comes to food. I love carbs and desserts, so there are definitely days where I say, ‘Why did I eat that chocolate cake before the show?!’””Matt Doyle is the best. He’s so talented and has an amazing voice, and he’s a dream of a human being and scene partner. He’s one of my dear friends now, forever. I love him.”“It’s amazing they created Brooklynite around a female superhero and cast an African-American woman. It’s awesome and very empowering. I can definitely walk down the street with more of a raised posture and confidence. Being a superhero starts to rub off.”center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Nicolette Robinson photographed by Caitlin McNaney for Star Fileslast_img read more