James was in Les Misérables in London when he took over as resident director in 1996 and then associate director a few years later. He has since directed it in Scandinavia and Berlin, joint directed the anniversary production as a U.K. tour, Japan, Australia, Toronto and the O2 arena concert in London, Broadway, Sao Paolo, Dubai. Other work: Singin’ in the Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse, RNT), The Witches of Eastwick (London, Australia), Mary Poppins (Bristol, London, Australia, Holland, New Zealand, Zurich, Germany), Dirty Dancing (London, Utrecht, Chicago, Toronto, Berlin, Oberhausen, U.S. Tour). He co-directed Batman Live (U.K., South America, U.S.). This is the 2nd U.S. tour James has directed and he is about to direct Mary Poppins (Japan).