James is currently the Tour Choreographer for the International Tour of "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" He was recently in California staging YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN the Musical at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts starring Sally Struthers.
James Directed and Choreographed THE FULL MONTY at The Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee.
James Choreographed the musicals ANNIE at North Carolina Theatre Raleigh starring Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba as Miss Hannigan and OLIVER! at the historic Goodspeed Opera House (Best Choreography Nomination BroadwayWorld)
James Directed and Choreographed PEG O' MY HEART THE MUSICAL, at the June Havoc Theatre NYC, which won the MITF Best Musical Award.
James was thrilled to choreograph the opening number for New York City Ballet Principle Dancer Tiler Peck and Catfish, DWTS finalist Nev Schulman at Lincoln Center's Dance Against Cancer Gala 2021 and New York City Ballet Principle Dancer Maria Kowroski and Nev Schulman for Dance Against Cancer Gala 2022 at Alice Tully Hall
He Choreographed the feature film "HUMOR ME" written by Sam Hoffman, starring Elliot Gould with Jemaine Clement and Annie Potts and Bebe Neuwirth
James staged the Emmy Award Winning :
MEL BROOKS – AFI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TELEVISION SPECIAL at the Dolby Theatre Hollywood, televised on TCM and TNT.
James choreographed a K-POP number on the last season of MADAM SECRETARY (CBS) working with director Leslie Libman
He also choreographed a short jazz number for TV Host Amanda Kloots (The Talk, DWTS) filmed on the NYC street LOT at CBS Studios, Hollywood
James staged for film the gangster tap number Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness for the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century honoring Susan Stroman and the Late Nick Cordero
Director and or Choreographer of US National tours, Tokyo, Ogunquit Playhouse productions of MEL BROOKS YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL
James has worked closely with TOHO inc in Tokyo recreating choreography for their original productions of THE PRODUCERS and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
James was the Associate Choreographer / Resident for
PRINCE OF BROADWAY directed by Hal Prince and Susan Stroman with music supervision from Jason Robert Brown in TOKYO and at the MTC Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway
Resident Director/Choreographer and Associate Choreographer for Woody Allen and Susan Stroman's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at the St. James Theatre on Broadway
He is also the Resident Choreographer on THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac.
Associate Choreographer for the Broadway and Madison Square Garden productions of Tony, Grammy and Oscar winning composing team Pask and Paul's A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL
James has overseen performances of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL on The Tony Awards as well as The View, Good Morning America, The Today Show
Associate Choreographer for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra production of CAROUSEL, starring Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn and the New York City Ballet Principle dancers Tyler Peck and Robbie Fairchild , televised on PBS.
AS A PERFORMER:
BROADWAY & WEST END credits include:
THE PRODUCERS THE MUSICAL – Broadway company, Original London company, and the Movie Musical version also
THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE in the presence of HRH Prince Charles ,as "Carmen Ghia" with Nathan Lane and the Original London Company televised on BBC.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL, original Broadway company, understudied and performed the role of "Igor."
Other US Productions include:
42ND STREET 1st US national tour
THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Los Angeles Company)
JUBILEE (Las Vegas).
He has also performed at THE SPORTING CLUB in Monte Carlo and at the LIDO DE PARIS on the Champs-Élysées with the famous Bluebell Girls
MY FAIR LADY
WEST SIDE STORY
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
A CHORUS LINE
London West End credits include:
ME AND MY GIRL at the Adelphi Theatre
MACK AND MABEL (Original Company) at the Piccadilly Theatre
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Original Company) at The Dominion Theatre
HELLO DOLLY! The Gala with Carol Channing
THE STYNE WAY GALA (where he partnered Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno) at The London Palladium.
James is the founder and creative director of AUDITION TRUTH, a vocal and dance/movement workshop which helps prepare musical theater performers for the high-pressure world of Broadway. James has taught AUDITION TRUTH a Broadway intensive workshop in the UK and NYC and across America to performers of all ages
He has also taught workshops at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Educational , London Studio Centre, The International College of Musical Theatre and the Urdang Academy in London and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, The Growing Studio, Luigi's Jazz Centre, Manhattan Youth Ballet and the Open Jar Institute and Open Jar Studios in NYC
James is a proud member of AEA and SDC.
Creator/Director/Choreographer LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR (working title) LV
Tour Choreographer THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour
Director/Choreographer WHODUNIT...THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway
Choreographer BEYOND WHAT CAN BE SEEN International
Director/Choreographer A MONK IN THE WORLD Off-Broadway
Director/Choreographer MALE BURLESQUE - TEASE-THE REVUE! NYC