Nikko Benson is a New York-based writer and performer, a recipient of a 2016 Jonathan Larson grant, and an O’Neill Music Theater Conference Finalist. Projects include Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat (w/ Benjamin Halstead, Adirondack Theater Festival); Start Again (Musical Theater Factory); The Pledge (w/ Christopher Staskel, Prospect Theater); and In Pursuit of Magic (Kennedy Center Millenium Stage)
Nikko and his songs have been featured in Broadway: The Next Generation at the Kennedy Center, William Finn’s Ridiculously Talented concert series, Shakina Nayfack’s One Woman Show, and on Brian Stokes Mitchell’s Album Plays With Music. He has received developmental residencies with Village Theater Festival, Pace New Musicals, the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Catwalk, Songspace, Goodspeed Writers Colony, as is a 2019 Sokoloff Arts Fellow.
Nikko is a founding member of the Musical Theater Factory, and a teaching artist at The Performing Arts Project. www.nikkobenson.com