James is based in New York City and has worked on productions throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Holland, Spain, Australia, South Korea and London’s West End.
Music Director on many musicals including Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Chicago, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The Opera, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, The Secret Garden, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
At London’s National Theatre: Oh What A Lovely War and The Villains’ Opera.
He has composed music for productions by The Oxford Stage Company, Orange Tree Theatre, London’s National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre.
James began his theatre career as Music Director for the Royal Shakespeare Company, conducting more than 45 productions in Stratford-Upon-Avon and London.