Nicole is a New York City-based actor, singer and beauty expert. Her enthusiasm for the arts was evident from the start, as she burst onto the scene with a rousing rendition of the Sinatra classic “New York, New York” at the age of three, to rave reviews in her parents’ Hoboken, NJ living room. That early taste of performing spurred her passion for creative endeavors, whether it’s cabaret performances onstage at Don’t Tell Mama and The Duplex, sending thousands of runners off with a song to start their 26.2 mile journey at the New York City Marathon, or behind the scenes painting faces as a makeup artist.
Her passion to connect is the main driver behind all of her performances. Whether through the arrangement and interpretation of a song, a compelling personal experience, or sharing hilarious stories about her crazy Italian American family, her primary objective is to bring audiences on a relatable journey with lots of laughs along the way. Some of Nicole’s favorite performance highlights include “The Star-Spangled Banner” on ABC to kick off the New York City Veteran’s Day Parade, ringing in the new year with duets alongside Danny Aiello and working on new music with Phil Springer, composer of the hit song “Santa Baby.”
Nicole has worked in the beauty industry for over fifteen years as a make-up artist, educator, speaker and host. She has created digital and in person training content for Sephora, Bon-ton, The Body Shop, and mark. As a makeup artist, she has worked with companies such as Condé Nast, JP Morgan, MLB.com, Glamour, and Vanity Fair.
When she’s not performing or creating, she can be found trying out every reputable pizza spot in her immediate vicinity on the quest for the perfect slice.
“Attractive and sparkling with personality…Spanoʼs middle range was particularly rich and her top notes had a perfect, bell-like quality. Her musical comedy skills were evident…The singing got even better as the night went on…”
– Cabaret Scenes