Nicholas Kaminski

Musician and Composer


Nicholas most recently served as the Music Director for Surflight Theatre’s 2018 season. He appeared on the Surflight stage as Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Dr. Norquist in Bright Star, and Cosme McMoon in Souvenir. 

Nicholas Kaminski is an actor, musician and composer in the NYC metro area, specializing in piano, voice, and conducting. Nicholas is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

Nicholas has performed alongside virtually every kind of performer, from musical theater artists like Roger Bart (The Producers) and Jessica Lee Goldyn (Finding Neverland), acclaimed directors like Mitzi Hamilton (A Chorus Line) and Norb Joerder (Camelot), Broadway music directors like Patrick Vaccariello (Cabaret), rock bands like Jack's Mannequin, and legendary composers like Eric Whitacre (Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings). He also has performed as an accompanist in NYC cabarets, including Bitching and Belting and WADE: Reflections in the Water. 

Nicholas is the composer, lyricist, and book writer of his completely original musical, Transgender Starborn: Disco Queen of the Universe, which is a science fiction romp through the galaxy where our transgender hero Max must fight evil magic and navigate a complicated love life to find her place in the universe. A demo cast recording is in the works, and a public reading was held on November 11th, 2018 at Surflight Theatre.

Nicholas is also a music educator, having served as the Upper School Choir Director and Music Teacher for Golda Och Academy from 2014-2017 and as Drama and Music Director for Edison High School from 2008-2013. 


Photographer: Bjorn Bolinder