Nick Jonas on Broadway

Posted on January 26, 2012

Like most Broadway performers, Nick showed up for work in a limo, with photographers and handlers waiting for him, and dressed to the nines.

 

Nick Jonas arriving on Broadway for his performance in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.

We want to smack him, of course. Who wouldn’t, looking at these pics? But this is almost a good outfit. We like the suit paired with that shirt. Nothing seems to fit him all that well, though. We’re confused by the pocket square, which is not only unneccessary when you’re wearing what looks like a long-sleeved T, it also clashes with the rest of the outfit. Grey scarf, black shoes and gloves and … a brown hankie? So close, Nick. If you’d just toss that hankie, you’d totally stop looking a little douchey.

 

HAHAHAHA! PSYCH! NO YOU WON’T!
[Photo Credit: WireImage]

    • Angela Martin

      yuck. He totally is creeping me out.

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      I know it’s NYC in January, but if he’s outside for all of 14 seconds I think he could’ve gone for gloves that don’t make his hand look so cartoonish. 

      • Anonymous

        He could have gone without the gloves completely.  It really hasn’t been that cold here at all.

      • Anonymous

        He could have gone without the gloves completely.  It really hasn’t been that cold here at all.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

          Exactly – especially since he’s just going from the limo to the door. It’s not like he’s walking 50 blocks.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Or the scarf. MY GOD, THE SCARF.

        • Cathy S

          Oh yes. The scarf.

        • Anonymous

          It looks like a neck brace.  Who wears a scarf like that?!

          • Anonymous

            Someone who’s only looking at how it frames his face. #Fail.

            • Anonymous

              Yep, it looks rather silly. It’s making my eyes twitch. Ugh.

      • Anonymous

        Those were my first thoughts too.

    • Anonymous

      “Brown Hanky”?  Oh, no she didn’t…… LOL!

      • Anonymous

        All I could think of was Mr. Hanky from “South Park”. But then, I saw “Book of Mormon” last week, so I have Parker and Stone on the brain.

    • Anonymous

      Uggghhhhhhh. No. I refuse to look past the monstrous levels of douchiness and actually take stock of his outfit.

    • Anonymous

      “HAHAHAHA! PSYCH! NO YOU WON’T!”  = spit take

      • Nicole Chubb

        me too! my mid-morning snack is on my desk right now

    • Anonymous

      I said it before with Darrell Criss (or however it’s spelled)–J. Pierpont   Finch is NOT a role for a ‘pretty boy’ I’d rather see Robert Morse again in that role, even at his advanced age.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        That’s what I was thinking. Talk about stunt casting.

        How much of a hoot would it be for Robert Morse to play that role now?

      • Anonymous

        Daniel Radcliffe was SPLENDID, though. I saw him in the role and he was absolutely hysterical. He was fully channeling Robert Morse, and he was cute as a button to boot.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I almost added that to my original comment. I would expect he DID bring it!

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, I almost added that to my original comment. I would expect he DID bring it!

      • Anonymous

        Oops, triple post.

      • Anonymous

        But, ugh. Nick Jonas. No.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      The suit is too big and it’s like he’s excreting douchery. I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt after he didn’t bomb quite as bad as expected in Les Mis but…he’s making it SO hard…

      Can they please just bring Darren Criss back on for a longer run? I didn’t get to see him on Broadway and it makes me sad.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        Yeah, I can smell the vinegar from here.

        But, on the plus side, whenever I see a Jonas, I start singing “My Name is Jonas” by Weezer. That song is stuck in my head now. At least I have that goin’ on for me.

        • Anonymous

          “Thanks for all you’ve shown us . . . “

      • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea Jody Lee

        Darren Criss did very well, by the way – considering his age, lack of professional MT training, pop music voice, etc.  Not up to Morse’s Finch but nobody is going to match that (Sorry Matthew Broderick, at least you got a Tony) and Morse had years to add to and perfect his performance. Criss had all the charm and buoyancy and charisma live on stage that you see in his Glee performances, landed his jokes and had good elocution.  I was shocked at how many others in the cast missed or garbled their laugh lines.  

    • Anonymous

      I just want to smack him on general principle.

    • Anonymous

      What a cutie pie!

    • Anonymous

      Tool to the max.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I was looking at this post thinking to myself, “What are they talking about? He looks not only like a complete douche canoe, but more than a trifle creepy”  Hate the huge puffy scarf thing.

      • Anonymous

        I looks like the infinity scarf my girlfriend wears!  So the giant scarf and the giant gloves are ridic but I possibly hate those sunglasses most of all.  It’s a toss up.  How much time do you think he spent in front of the mirror perfecting his “outfit?”

    • Anonymous

      You know, I can forgive a youngster a lot when he actually gives a damn. There is effort there, even if the execution is not perfect.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I agree. So many of the youngsters appear in public in get-ups fit for yard work, you have to give props to someone who at least tries to put together a stylish and appropriate outfit.

    • Anonymous

      He looks ridiculous, but I really like those Ray-Bans. 

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I think he looks good, and not at all douchey. Is he known for being a douche?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

        I don’t think he’s known for being a douche–I think he actually has a reputation as a pretty nice guy.  That being said, I have to disagree with you.  I think he is totally giving off a douche vibe here, even if it isn’t accurate.  The scarf, glasses and gloves look like he is trying so hard to look a certain way.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          I can see he’s trying for a particular affect, and that he might not usually dress like that. But I think he’s pulling it off pretty well.

          I believe this is one of those “agree to disagree” situations. ;-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/pamwess Pamela Wess

        I work at a bakery in NYC and I actually served him this week. He was totally chill and not at all douchey. It took me about five minutes into helping him to realize he was someone famous. Joe was in there too, and I needed that to make the connection. 

    • Anonymous

      I saw the gloves and immediately thought of Uncle Karl. 

      • Anonymous

        But Uncle Karl’s also would be covered with sequins, crystals, pearls, studs, and a giant logo…

    • MilaXX

      Douche factor aside, if he loses the pocket square, this isn’t a bad casual look. Considering how awful some guys dress when attempting a casual look, I’m willing to give him a pass on the pocket square just for putting in the effort.

      • Anonymous

        You said exactly what I was going to say. I might also ask him to wear a patterned scarf, but otherwise he gets credit for showing up looking nice.

      • Anonymous

        You said exactly what I was going to say. I might also ask him to wear a patterned scarf, but otherwise he gets credit for showing up looking nice.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, my god – what a poser!

    • Anonymous

      I am so upset by his presence. Let’s all take a moment to think about the fact that his co-star is Michael Urie who has been working his ass off for years, went to Julliard, and while had an amazing role on Ugly Betty and has been in a few broadway shows has really had to fight tooth and nail to get jobs. And then we have this douche who just strolls in and gets to play Finch. SCREW THAT. 

      • Anonymous

        Thus it has always been.

      • Anonymous

        Thus it has always been.

    • Anonymous

      It’s so funny how Joe used to be the cute one.

    • http://annequichante.wordpress.com/ Anne

      If his performance in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miz was any indication, this is going to be painful.

    • Stephen Bornstein

      Jonas Bros=Douchey

    • Anonymous

      “Like most Broadway performers, Nick showed up for work in a limo, with
      photographers and handlers waiting for him, and dressed to the nines.”

      And the fact that apparently he believes this is how it’s done must be SO endearing to his fellow castmates….

      • Anonymous

        No kidding. What a way to hit the wrong note (no pun intended) when it comes to befriending his new castmates.

    • Anonymous

      Ewww.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Douche fumes!

    • Pam Winters

      He seems…confused.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P5HNP4MUD3ZNKTM5F2WQDDLZ4U BarbaraW

      Is it just me, or does he look like a lesbian?

      • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

        See: Maddow, Rachel, ha ha.

        • Anonymous

          See: Beiber, Justin.

    • Anonymous

      He might as well hang a sign saying TRYING TOO HARD around his neck.

    • Anonymous

      Hate that style scarf on a man.  Agree that the pocket square is just wrong and the suit looks ill fitting…sleeves pushed up arm and still too long!  Aside from all that, I like that he, as a young male celebrity, attempted to look decent and stylish…too bad it does come off douchey.    He seems like a nice guy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Wow.  So douchey.  Do like the gray suit with the shirt, just not on him.

    • Anonymous

      Ick. Just ick.

    • oohsparkley!

      I think he looks nice.  He can lose the pocket square.

    • Annabelle Archer

      cough…toolbag..cough

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, gross.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe I’m nuts, but when I first glanced at the thumbnail for this post, I thought it was Mondo!

    • Anonymous

      Did he borrow his big brother’s suit?  It’s terribly long on him!!

    • Joyce VG

      I must only talk about his clothes and not the FACT that he RUINED the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary concert with his thin voice which he sings out of his NOSE…they cast him as MARIUS for goodness sakes…his clothes…oh who cares…*grumble*

    • Anonymous

      Wow, Rachel Maddow looks great!

    • Anonymous

      You know, if he were a larger man giving me those looks, I’d be skeeved, but as it is, he’s so wee… Anyway, as far as I can tell, those scarves were invented for the sole purpose of proclaiming douche-itude.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t even look at the clothes, I hate him so much. (I have never paid any attention to the Brothers Jonas at all before, but just…these pictures. HATE.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      My word, what a travel-size douche.

    • Anonymous

      If it’s so cold a tightly wound scarf and thick gloves are needed, shouldn’t he be wearing a coat too?

      • Lisa

        This is what I said!  Same thing!  It drives me crazy to see that, it’s a huge pet peeve!

    • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea Jody Lee

      Aw, he’s not that bad.  Morse is the definitive Finch.  But this is hardly a definitive H$2, there’s barely a feel of wicked satire – it’s almost sheer earnestness from the entire cast. It’s a “star” vehicle for a celebrity who can sell tickets, cause none of these young men – Criss, Radcliffe, Jonas – can sing like Andrew Rannells.  Radcliffe in particular doesn’t even have a good face for the stage; too pale and small featured.  If he wasn’t Harry Potter he wouldn’t be hired to be an understudy on Broadway.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VFZXAR7ZDRSKLIGLRBQ7XXAJGM Ball

      To be fair — He’s not doing a bad job!!  
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_UGfaGjzM

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Is he the Jonas Brother who took the abstenence vow? Or was that all of them? 

    • Jordan Brodley

      When I saw the thumbnail image I thought it was Rachel Maddow not looking that great. So… gross.

    • Anonymous

      I’d say half the problem is the scarf. Those particular scarves are overdone, even here in the hinterlands, & when you see the full length shots, it’s way too much up by the face. Unbalanced & looks like it’s there simply to frame his face in the tight shots.

      The other half of the problem is him. Therefore, insoluble by fashion. He’s young enough he might grow out of it.

    • Anonymous

      A little douchey, but almost in an endearing way.  And as long as the brown hanky is in his jacked pocket, not his rear pants pocket, we don’t have anything to worry about except that it’s ugly.

    • Leslie Streeter

      I just saw the first few episodes of “Smash” and he’s in the fourth. And he’s (I feel dirty saying this) sorta cougarable. I said it. Now I must wash.
      He still looks douchey in these photos though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589131702 Jenna Gordon

      i think it is going to take more than getting rid of the hankie to stop making him look like douche of the year.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMU2QQUTAUEPU23MUTZBQ5W2PI Peter

      Ugh. Gross. Gross gross gross. Just show up and do the job that you are not-at-all qualified to do, Jonas.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      That scarf, styled that way, makes him look like an unforgivable douche. 

    • Anonymous

      the whole scarf thing has just become cliche…..and on him it’s high douchebaggery..

    • Anonymous

      Rachel Maddow has never looked so chic.

    • Anonymous

      funny. my first thought was, “Douchey McDouchster,” even before i read your take.

    • Lisa

      He just looks like a douche.  The pants are too long, first of all, and they’re all bunched up below the knee.  Second of all, I really HATE when guys wear a regular suit and then toss on a couple of cold weather accessories.  It just bugs me.  So the regular suit combined with the gloves and the scarf are filling me with rage.  Put on a freaking overcoat so you look pieced together, you moron.

    • Anonymous

      Trophy Twink.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

      “We want to smack him, of course.” Hilarious, TLo!

    • Anonymous

      I’m not a fan of men with scarves stupidly draped all over them or wound around their necks. Yuck

    • Damien W

      I could see him wearing the scarf as most singers cover up to protect their throats in cold weather. But it’s so loosely draped that it’s not really covering his neck, which means he’s really wearing it for show, and thus my douche-alarm sounds as well.

    • http://twitter.com/evagination Kendra Lynn

      I wanna know where he’s stashing his insulin pump.  Mine always looks bulky no matter where I put it.  Dudes are lucky.