Southern California native and Chickasaw tribe member, Nicolette Blount, is a songwriter, performer, writer, director, vocal coach, producer, and sometimes music director who has traveled the US singing and performing. She has had the honor of singing at Carnegie Hall and performing in two operas, Tosca and Turandot with the Palm Springs and Riverside Civic Operas. She has also been heard on numerous T.V. and Radio programs in California and Hawaii. While living in Hawaii, Nicolette toured the Hawaiian Islands with the Kanikapila Singers dancing hula and singing. Nicolette studied voice under Marilyn Kim, Dr. William Chunestudy and Chariya Bissonette, who has performed with Disney and many notable musicians including Sir Elton John https://chariyabissonette.com/. Nicolette studied acting under Dr. Paul Cravath. She continues to perform in musical theatre with some of her favorite roles being in Annie (Ms. Hannigan) and Mary Poppins (Ms. Andrews) among others.
Nicolette wrote, recorded and produced her first solo album called Conversations in 2005 in Hawaii. Nicolette's recent collaboration is writing the lyrics, music, and co-writting the book for Savage the Musical, a musical about her Chickasaw Great Grandma, Wanda Savage. Savage tells the story of a 1920s indigenous mother who rose above racism, abuse, and misogyny to try to make a name for herself. After its two sold out concerts at the 2019 New York Music Festival, Nicolette self produced and released an EP of Savage the Musical. It currently has 37K streams on all streaming music platforms. Savage the Musical In addition to cowriting Savage, Nicolette can be heard on Savage's Take My Shot and Warrior (lead vocals) and on backup vocals on the recent EP. Savage has over 9K social media followers. Recently some of Niolette's music from Savage the Musical was featured at Women of the Wings at the famous 54 Below in NYC.
Nicolette's first producing gig was in Hawaii in 2005 when she started a nonprofit, Grace 4 U, through which she organized and produced an annual festival (F.A.I.T.H. Festival) featuring local visual and performing artists with original works.and her husband, Christopher Blount, started Take My Shot Productions Llc in 2021 and under Take My Shot Productions she started Underground Demos, a full demo concierge service that helps musical theatre writers create reasonably priced demos. Through Take My Shot Productions, she produced two concerts at NYMF 2019 for Savage the Musical, produced Savage the Musical's EP and singles, and Savage the Musical's first developmental production at Jaduke Theater in MA which received standing ovations at each of the four shows. She also directed that show. Savage the Musical was nominated for eleven Broadway World Boston Regional Awards and won first runner up for Best New Musical, as well as 3rd runner up for Best Musical overall, and Nicolette won 3rd runner up for Best Direction of a Musical. With her cowriter, Lindel Hart, she received honorable mention in the 2022 American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award for Savage the Musical. Nicolette is a coproducer for the Off Broadway show A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet written by Broadway's Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser, produced by Tony award winning producer Cody Lassen. She is an accredited investor and has recently invested in the Museum of Broadway and the new Off Broadway, female led show Millennials are Killing Musicals by Nico Juber. Nicolette is currently producing the filming of the short play Reprieve (Lee Roscoe) for TRU's (Theater Resources Unlimited) TRUspeak fundraising gala and was a featured artist in TRU's Women Take the Stage 2022 Town hall.
Nicolette lives in Massachusetts with her amazing husband and three smart, beautiful, and talented daughters.
Nicolette is a member of the Dramatist Guild, ASCAP, Maestra, Songwriters Guild of America, Beyond Music, and PAAL (Parent Artist Advocacy League for Performing Arts and Media).
"Where there is fear, there is no creativity"
"Never settle, never give up!"
"Many people in our society are so busy and stressed that many of us have become numb. I write musical theatre to help people feel, and yes at times, even to make myself feel. Musical theatre is not just to make people laugh or cheer or dance. Even the saddest, most dramatic shows are not just too entertain, but to help others feel emotion. I'm not just in the business of storytelling, I'm in the business of feelings. As my surgeon husband put it, "theatre is medicine." I love being a Musical Doctor."
"Even though I was classically vocally trained , my heart has always been in jazz and pop music. I have performed in operas, fronted a jazz band, and have been known to sing in a rock band, on occasion. I believe a good singer can sing anything."
Seussical The Musical
Savage the Musical
Beauty and the Beast
Madame De La Grande Bouche (wardrobe)
Into the Woods
Cinderella's Step Mother
Sister Mary Martin-of-tours
Christmas Carol the Musical
Woman by the Water, Nursemaid, Narrator
It's A Wonderful Life