She has also starred in films such as Colorz of Rage, appeared in television commercials and in several theatre productions, including the late Cy Coleman's Like Jazz in Los Angeles, Jim Steinman's Over The Top on the East Coast, the Penumbra Theatre's Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston and Beehive in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. She released her own album on Naked (To The World) which she wrote and co-produced. Nicki was a Grand Prize Winner on Star Search and has performed on the children's television show Between The Lions on PBS.
Richards currently lives in Manhattan where she does studio and jingle work when she's not touring.