Growing up in Winchester, Nicholas Christopher, 28, took to theater at a young age, according to The Boston Globe. He participated in the North Shore Music Theatre’s now-shuttered Youth Performance Academy and attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick. But until Tuesday’s performance of the “Hamilton” national tour at the Boston Opera House, Christopher, who plays Aaron Burr in the musical, had never performed professionally in his hometown.
To commemorate his local professional debut, the actor posted an Instagram photo of himself alone onstage in a Red Sox cap on Tuesday, noting that Boston marks his “final stop” as Burr.
“Here it is folks. A full circle moment for me,” Christopher wrote. “My final stop as Burr on #TheAngelicaTour and my first time performing as a ‘professional’ in Boston! It’s been almost 10 year[s] since I’ve spent (what will be) 2 months at home. It’s gonna be a WICKED PISSAH KEHD!”
In an interview with the Globe, Christopher said he was pretty dissimilar to the character of Burr, the cautious, “talk less, smile more” counterpart to the impulsive, “young, scrappy, and hungry” Alexander Hamilton.
“I’m not a very buttoned-up, put-together person. I’m kind of messy and scatterbrained. Young, scrappy, and hungry,” Christopher told the Globe. “But I’m playing the opposite kind of character. So if I have an impulse, I have to learn to not act on it, because that’s not Burr.”
“Hamilton” will be at the Boston Opera House through Nov. 18.