Along with winning the Lys Symonette Award in the 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition, Nyla also won 1st place in the 2019 CS Music Competition's Music Theater division.
Nyla also won 5th place at the
National Society of Arts and Letters'
NATIONAL Music Theater Competition in 2012!
"Nyla Watson, as Hattie, sings
“Another Opening, Another Show”
with verve, and her dancing in
“Too Darn Hot” is a joy to watch."
The Westfield News
Hattie, Kiss Me, Kate (2014)
Black No More
January 11th - February 27th
7 shows a week
Pershing Square Signature
"Nyla Watson has a beautiful face, deep, rich voice and a personality to match.
She is outstanding as Carlotta Campion, a former showgirl turned TV star whose torch song, “I’m Still Here,” is a tale of adaptation and survival."
CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS:
Carlotta, Follies (2013)
Displaying GREAT FIRE, Nyla Watson as “Sarah’s Friend” rocks the first-act ending with a moving, full-voiced “Till We Reach That Day.”
Sarah's Friend, Ragtime (2019)
Nyla Watson offers “You Took Advantage of Me” with spirit, satiny vibrato, and slight hip action.
Woman Around Town (NYC)
Oklahoma! at 75 - 92Y (2019)
"In a photo finish, the best performance may be
from Nyla Watson as the witch.
You can’t take your eyes off this woman and
her graceful movements and exquisite storytelling.
Iowa's QC TIMES:
The Witch, Into the Woods (2012)
"Watson, of powerful voice and imposing presence, controls the stage when she is belting! She had some wonderful comic asides that added needed light moments to the heavy theme."
CLEVELAND CRITICS' CIRCLE:
Narrator, Murder Ballad (2014)
"...I quite like that
Audrey II is female
in the Showboat’s production – voiced with moxie and
sung with amusing attitude
by Nyla Watson..."
Iowa's RC Reader:
Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors (2012)