Nicholas Jonas' bio as of 2004
Courtesy of INO Records
Nicholas Jonas is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, actor, and performer. At the tender age of twelve he had already starred in four Broadway shows, numerous commercials, and a variety of recorded works. He is a passionate performer. His vocal ability has been compared to a young Stevie Wonder and Donny Osmond.
His Broadway credits include performing in the role of Gavroche in Les Misérables. He was the last person to play the role of Gavroche in the Final Cast of the Tony Award winning production. He also starred as Chip in Beauty and the Beast, Little Jake in Annie Get Your Gun with Reba McEntire and Crystal Bernard, and Tiny Tim and the Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol - the Musical at Madison Square Garden.
His vocal and performing abilities have been highlighted in Broadway showcases, outdoor performances, etc. He most recently starred in the Papermill Playhouse version of The Sound of Music. Nicholas has performed in many commercials for the likes of Disney and Chuckie Cheese, to name a few.
During Christmas of 2003, Nicholas released a version of his original song, "Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)", written by Nicholas and his father. Within two weeks, it was the Most Added and Most Increased Airplay song on R&R's Christian AC Chart.
Nicholas is the founder of The Nicholas Jonas Change For The Children Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to the needs of abused, homeless, and terminally ill children. He started this effort after seeing a homeless family on the streets of New York City. His hope is to see children touched through the efforts of other children. He regularly sings in his church.
I wanted to thank you for doing the work that you are doing for the Lord. Last year I had the privilege to have many Christian radio stations playing my Christmas song, “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)”, last year. It was amazing to see how many people were touched during Christmas. Christian Radio allowed that song to get out there and I really appreciated it.
This year I got the chance to record an actual full CD with INO and the first song we're sending out to radio is called “Dear God.” It is a song that really impacted me and I hope will impact many others. It is a prayer to God from my heart. It talks about all of the things that are going on around the world. If we just go to the Lord, like a child, He will help us. My favorite line in the song is “I think I see a rainbow from behind the clouds, and I hear you now. Dear God.” Everybody needs to know that God is there for them.
My goal for this record is to touch people's lives. I would love to see people come to the Lord. So many people are hurting and lost. I just hope that they find hope through this song.
I would love to hear from you, please stop by my website at www.nicholasjonas.com. I can't wait to see what happens this next year!
I am writing to you as a father and pastor of Nicholas Jonas. I know him better than anyone except the Lord.
When Nicholas was a small boy I knew that there was something special about him. He had a great voice. He possessed a dramatic talent. He was as cute as you could imagine. But the greatest thing about Nicholas was his heart. He truly loves the Lord. His talent belongs to God. His words are born in relationship to the Savior. He has a deep passion for the Lord that touches all those around him.
Last year, so many stations played our song, "Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)." People from all over the nation wrote us. We heard from children, parents and grandparents. There were messages from cancer victims and child advocates. There were letters from members of the church community as well as those outside our community. Some families decided to give money to missions and ministries instead of spending it all on themselves. Each night I was able to read these letters of encouragement to Nicholas. Christian radio was vitally important in making this happen.
Much has happened over the last year. Nicholas is now signed to INO Records as a recording artist. They have partnered with Columbia Records to impact people throughout the nation. It is thrilling to see the potential.
I am so proud of my son's first release, "Dear God." I truly believe that it will touch listeners with a powerful message from the heart of a child. During the recording we were all in tears as Nicholas sang from his tender heart. I believe it will move you in a similar manner.
May the Lord continue to bless you. We will be praying for you.
In His Service,
Pastor Kevin Jonas
(currently known as Nicholas' father)