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James is currently working with TV director Leslie Libman on an episode of MADAM SECRETARY  for CBS Television

 

James recently Choreographed  ANNIE the MUSICAL North Carolina Theatre Raleigh starring Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba as Miss Hannigan

James Choreographed OLIVER! at the Goodspeed Opera House. Best Choreography Nomination BroadwayWorld

He Choreographed the feature film "HUMOR ME" written by Sam Hoffman, starring Elliot Gould and Jemaine Clement. 

 

James staged the Emmy Award Winning :  

  MEL BROOKS – AFI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TELEVISION SPECIAL at the Dolby Theatre Hollywood, televised on TCM and TNT.

 Director/Choreographer national tours of MEL BROOKS YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL 

He Directed and Choreographed PEG O' MY HEART THE MUSICAL,  at the June Havoc Theatre NYC, which won the MITF Best Musical Award.

 

James was the Associate Choreographer / Resident for 

PRINCE OF BROADWAY directed by Hal Prince and Susan Stroman at MTC Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 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 Pask and Pauls 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 CAROUSELstarring Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn and the New York City Ballet Principle dancers Tyler Peck and Robbie Fairchild , televised on PBS.


AS A PERFORMER: 

 

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  

UK Tours/Regional: 

 

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.

 

 Original companies of MACK AND MABEL  at the Piccadilly Theatre, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Dominion Theatre

 

HELLO DOLLY! The Gala with Carol Channing and 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 at Arts Educational and the Urdang Academy in London  and Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, the Growing Studio, Luigi's Jazz Centre and the Open Jar Studios in NYC

 

James is a proud member of AEA and SDC

 

Upcoming Projects

Choreographer                   MADAM SECRETARY      CBS Television    

Director/Choreographer   ALMOST A CHILD STAR!  Off-Broadway

Choreographer                   THE PRODUCERS                     Tokyo

Choreographer                   BULLETS OVER BROADWAY   Tokyo

Director/Choreographer       ABOUT BILL     Los Angeles

Director/Choreographer TEASE! THE REVUE Off-Broadway

Director/Choreographer HELLO HOLLYWOOD International Tour

Choreographer BROADWAY 'ROUND THE WORLD for Broadway Asia