Monday Morning Man: Nicholas Rodriguez!
Our gorgeous and talented Morning Man is Nicholas Rodriguez who is celebrating his 40th birthday today.
I became a fan of his back in 2009 when he played the role of Nick on the late, great ABC soap One Life to Live.
His character came between the characters of Kyle and Oliver in daytime TV’s first gay love triangle.
It was great stuff for awhile until suddenly all of the gay characters were written out of the show in the early months of 2010.
Still, the storyline had gone on long enough that it was able to clearly touch all kinds of people.
But the soap was hardly the beginning or the end for Nicholas who is a busy veteran of the stage.
Last year alone he appeared Off-Broadway in Spamilton: An American Parody and in Death for Five Voices as well as I Am Anne Hutchinson/ I Am Harvey Milk in Washington DC.
He portrayed Captain Georg von Trapp in the 2015 national tour of The Sound of Music and was The Beast in a 2015 regional production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Nicholas had also previously starred in the role of the young, lovestruck Italian shop clerk Fabrizio in Arena Stage’s production of The Light in the Piazza, played Jesus in a touring company of Jesus Christ Superstar and appeared on Broadway as the King of the Apes in Tarzan.