Biographic by Steve McGarry for December 21, 2014
Born in Dallas, Texas, on September 16, 1992, Nicholas Jonas was a Broadway performer from the age of seven appearing in a production of a "Christmas Carol" "Annie Get Your Gun" "Beauty And The Beast" in "Les Miserables." In 2003, "Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer)" A song written by Nick and his Dad, was hit on Christian radio in the U.S. this led to a major-label record deal and the track, along with the single "Dear God," was included in Nick's solo album. Impressed by the combination of Nick and his brothers Kevin and Joe, the label decided to sign the trio as a group act. The Jonas Brothers toured with the likes of Kelly Clarkson and The Veronicas, The debut single "Mandy" from the album "It's About Time" was released in late 2005 and later included on the album "Zoey 101: Music Mix" the boys also contributed songs to "Disney Mania 4" and "The Little Mermaid" soundtrack, as well as creating the theme song for the second season of Disney's "American Dragon: Jake Long" a change of record labels saw their second album, "Jonas Brothers," soar into the Top 5 in its first week of release, boosted by their appearance on the TV show "Hannah Montana." The next two albums - 2008's "A Little Bit Longer" and 2009 s "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" topped the charts worldwide, and the brother starred in the TV movie "Camp Rock" The brothers, in two seasons, own reality TV ser toured the world as headliners and made a "Camp Rock" sequel... but the phenomenal success couldn't last. By 2010, the group was on hiatus. Nick recorded and toured with his side project, Nick Jonas & The Administration, appeared in a London stage production of "Les Miserables" and took cameo roles on tv shows. Following a short-lived reunion of "The Jonas Brothers," he has continued to carve out a solo career, starring in the TV series "Kingdom" and releasing his latest album "Nick Jonas" to widespread acclaim.