Brian d'Arcy James Biography ((?)-)

Raised in Saginaw, MI; father, a lawyer; mother's name, Mary (a seller of children's books); nephew of Brian Kelly (an actor).


Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Mickey, Blood Brothers, Broadway production, c. 1993-1994
  • Floyd Collins (musical), Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Captain, principal, and Hudson, Carousel (musical), Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1994-1995
  • Frederick Barrett, Titanic (musical), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1997-1998
  • Freddy, Chess (benefit performance), John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Kelly, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • The Velvet Vise (six one-act plays), Red Line Theatre, New York Performance Works, New York City, 1999
  • Burrs, The Wild Party (musical), Stage I, Manhattan Theatre Club,New York City, 2000
  • Sweet Smell of Success (workshop), c. 2000
  • Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (benefit performance), Haft Auditorium, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 2001
  • Genesius Guild's Annual Valentine's Cabaret & New Songwriter Evening, The Players Club, New York City, 2001
  • The Good Thief (solo show), Keen Company, Culture Project, Jose Quintero Theatre, then 45 Bleecker Theatre, both New York City, 2001
  • Appeared as Davey Boyd, Public Enemy, Irish Arts Center, New YorkCity; and a preacher, Violet (workshop performance), Lincoln Center Theatre and Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City. Also appeared in Ancestral Voices, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City; Hair, VicTheatre, Chicago, IL; Lend Me a Tenor, Players Theatre, Columbus, OH;Follies, Houston, TX; and in workshop performances of Big Time,Complications, Harmony, and Time and Again.
  • Major Tours
  • Toured as Frederick Barrett, Titanic (musical), U.S. cities; as Davey Boyd, Public Enemy, Dublin, Ireland, and Los Angeles; and in Les Miserables (musical), U.S. cities.
  • Film Appearances
  • Victoria Pool, 1996
  • Sax and Violins, 1997
  • Exiled, Gaelic Artists, 1999
  • Also appeared in the films Call of the Wylie, Neurotica, and Tina and Lance.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mark/Ned Ashton, The City, CTV and PBS, beginning in 1997
  • Movies
  • Al Michaels, Monday Night Mayhem, TNT, 2001
  • Specials
  • The Kennedy Center Honors, 1997
  • "The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty," Great Performances, PBS, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Howie, CBS, 1992
  • Great Day America, c. 1998
  • Also appeared in episodes of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC; Late Night with David Letterman, NBC; and The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared in the radio broadcast Dumbcake, National Public Radio.
  • Albums
  • Floyd Collins (original cast recording), Nonesuch, 1996
  • Titanic (original Broadway cast recording), RCA Victor, 1997
  • Kelly (original Broadway cast recording), 1998
  • Far from the Madding Crowd/Dusky Sally/The Awakening, 2000
  • The Wild Party (original cast recording), RCA Victor, 2000
  • Other albums include Carousel (original cast recording); The Civil War; Myths and Hymns; The Only Broadway CD You'll Ever Need, RCA Victor; Songs of Stephen Schwartz (also known as A Stephen Schwartz Compilation), Verabande; and Violet.

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