Phone Man / Understudy Mr Boo / Billy and Resident Director
James trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
As an Actor: All That (Lion & Unicorn), Fanny & Stella (Above The Stag), Privates on Parade (Greenwich), Before the Night is Through, Meet me in St Louis (Landor), The Road to Qatar! (Edinburgh Fringe)
As Director: Amdram: A Musical Comedy (Leicester Curve), Billy the Kid (NYMT), Little Women (Trinity Laban) Our House (Urdang), Half a Sixpence, Guys & Dolls (New Wimbledon Theatre).
As Associate/Assistant Director: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Charing Cross Theatre), Titanic the Musical (International Tour), Midnight (Seoul, South Korea), Calendar Girls the Musical (Phoenix Theatre, London), The Full Monty (two UK & Ireland tours), Jerry’s Girls (The Other Palace).
Workshops include Take That’s musical The Band, Calendar Girls the Musical, The Illusionist and She Loves You.
James also hosts the podcast Passing Out (Spotify) – a series of conversations with LGBT+ service personnel and veterans.