AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Nominated for the Perth Fringe World Theatre Award for Four in Fifty: A Mini Musical Marathon.

Nominated for Best Original Music for Zak Zebra’s African Safari in the musical theatre category; 13th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards (Malaysia) 2014. Jenny de Reuck was also nominated for Best Book.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence Award (for Short+Sweet Musical), October 2014
In presenting Nick with the award, Joe Hasham (Artistic Director of Short+Sweet/The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) said:

“The Mercedes Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence award goes to a person who over the years has raised the bar for us with musical theatre. He has set the standard that has forced other people to improve their standards, and I believe a big part of the enrichment and progress of S+S Musical is due to this person, because he has done so much and has shown such creative excellence over the years.”

Best Composition and Best Libretto for Cartography of a Relationship (Short+Sweet Musical Malaysia 2014, October 2014). Also won for Best Female Actor (Ida Mariana).

Best Original Book/Lyrics, Best Musical Direction for The Edge (2013); 11th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards (Malaysia) 2014. Also won for Best Performer (Tria Aziz). Nominated for Best Ensemble, Best Performer (Peter Ong), Best Direction (Sabrina Hassan) and Best Technical Design

Semi-Finalist, Song of the Year Competition 2013 (United States) for Joy Of Knowing You (original song; music and lyrics by Nick Choo)

Best Composition, Best Libretto, Best Musical Director, Best Overall Production, Audience’s Choice for Dreaming Outside The Box (September 2013); Short+Sweet Musical Malaysia 2013, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Also won for Best Director (Freddy Tan), Best Male Actor (Aaron Teoh) and Best Female Actor (Tria Aziz).

Best Musical Director for Float N’Sync: The Rise N’Fall of the Bad Streak Boys (Sept/Oct 2011); Short+Sweet Musical Malaysia 2011, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Also won for Best Glitz & Glamour.

Semi-Finalist, Song of the Year Competition 2011 (United States) for Snow/Angels (original song; music and lyrics by Nick Choo)

Best Libretto, Best Composition, Best Overall Production, Audience’s Choice Award for Little Girl Lost (September/October 2010); Short+Sweet Musical Malaysia 2010, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.

3rd Place winner in Gospel / Inspirational / Spiritual category; Pacific Songwriting Competition 2008 for Listen (To the Night) (original song; music and lyrics by Nick Choo)

Nomination for Best Music; Boh Cameronian Arts Awards 2009; A Christmas Carol. Produced by the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

First Place in Singapore’s Sounds of the Human World Buddhist Songwriting Competition, 2008; and Semi-finalist for the International Sounds of the Human World Competition for Listen (original song; music by Nick Choo, lyrics based on Buddhist texts)

Special Adjudicators’ Certificate for Achievement for Follow the Light (Overall Construction – Music & Writing); Robert Finley Awards 2005, Independent Theatre Association, Perth, Western Australia

Second Place for Best Musical for Follow the Light; Robert Finley Awards 2005, Independent Theatre Association, Perth

Nomination for Best Musical Director for Follow the Light; Robert Finley Awards 2005, Independent Theatre Association, Perth

Finalist in the Malaysian Revival Songwriting Competition; Brand New Beginning (original song; music and lyrics by Nick Choo); Starmaker, 2006, Malaysia

Commendation for All Eternity (original song, pop ballad category; music and lyrics by Nick Choo); Pacific Songwriting Competition 2006, New Zealand

Hot Pick Winner for Ring On My Finger (original song, rock category, music and lyrics by Nick Choo); Pacific Songwriting Competition 2005, New Zealand

Winner, ‘World’ Category for Farewell Lullaby from Richard III (original song, music and lyrics by Nick Choo); Murdoch University Songwriting Competition, 2003

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