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James A. Rocco

Also Credited As: James A Rocco
 
Birth Place:
Astoria, NY
Bio:
James Rocco began his career as the youngest member of the (Art) Linkletter Totten Tots. On broadway he was The rum Tum Tugger in CATS and did the Musical Staging for THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney. He is an award-winning director, choreographer and writer with over 200 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Astoria, NY

Bio:
James Rocco began his career as the youngest member of the (Art) Linkletter Totten Tots. On broadway he was The rum Tum Tugger in CATS and did the Musical Staging for THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney. He is an award-winning director, choreographer and writer with over 200 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Ensemble
Chief Weasel (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Rum Tum Tugger [Replacement]
Rum Tum Tugger [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
Director
 
[New York, 2002]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1997]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1994]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1992]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1992]
Director
 
[New York, 2006]
Choreographer

Writing

Creator

James A. Rocco Biography

James Rocco began his career as the youngest member of the (Art) Linkletter Totten Tots. On broadway he was The rum Tum Tugger in CATS and did the Musical Staging for THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney. He is an award-winning director, choreographer and writer with over 200 shows under his belt. For 12 years he was the producing Artistic Director of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.





James A. Rocco News

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Guthri Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Guthrie Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards;  at E Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; at Eagan summer Theatre Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; E Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Eagan Summer Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

SONGBOOK LIVE! to Present THE HOLIDAY SONGBOOK This Month Photo SONGBOOK LIVE! to Present THE HOLIDAY SONGBOOK This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 4, 2022

Songbook Live! will present The Holiday Songbook at Lakeshore Players Theatre this month. There will be two performances on Monday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 13th at 7:30pm.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Eagan Summe Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards; Eagan Summer Theatre's SPONGEBOB Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Interview: Ann Morrison of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG POST SHOW DISCUSSION WITH ORIGINAL C Photo Interview: Ann Morrison of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG POST SHOW DISCUSSION WITH ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER ANN MORRISON at Ritz Theater
by Jared Fessler - Oct 27, 2022

Theater Latte Da's production of Merrily We Roll Along is currently playing at the Ritz Theater now through November 6th.

Songbook Live Returns To Lakeshore Players With An All-New Show THE HOLLYWOOD SONGBO Photo Songbook Live Returns To Lakeshore Players With An All-New Show THE HOLLYWOOD SONGBOOK
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2022

Winner of Broadway World's 2021 Best Streamed Concert, The Songbook Live Series returns to Lakeshore Players at Hanifl Performing Arts Center with The Hollywood Songbook.

The Songbook Series Returns to Lakeshore Players Theatre in White Bear Lake, MN Photo The Songbook Series Returns to Lakeshore Players Theatre in White Bear Lake, MN
by Grace Cutler - Aug 20, 2022

Buy tickets now for the return of The Songbook Series this Fall.

 James A. Rocco and Renee Prola  Announce the Launch of Thirty Saints Music Licensing Photo James A. Rocco and Renee Prola Announce the Launch of Thirty Saints Music Licensing
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

James A. Rocco worked for a dozen years at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, producing, presenting, and administering major stage productions. He is also an Award-Winning director, writer, and singer who created Songbook Live, a series of 'edutainment' concerts that chart the evolution of popular music and its effect on contemporary culture. 

James A. Rocco Videos

VIDEO: Angie Schworer and More in ANNIE at the Ogunquit Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Angie Schworer and More in ANNIE at the Ogunquit Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

The Ogunquit Playhouse production of Annie is helmed by Broadway Director/Choreographer James A. Rocco. The cast includes Josie Todd as Annie, Emmy nominee Robert Newman as Oliver Warbucks, and Broadway veterans Angie Schworer as Lily St. Regis, Jeffry Denman as Rooster Hannigan, and Gail Bennett as Grace Farrell.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast Perform 'Happy Holiday' from Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast Perform 'Happy Holiday' from Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre

by A.A. Cristi - Dec 22, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is running now through December 31st. Watch Sarah Rose Davis (Linda Mason), Matt Owen (Ted Hanover), Eric Ankrim (Jim Hardy) and company perform 'Easter Parade' from the show below!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast Perform 'Easter Parade' from Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast Perform 'Easter Parade' from Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre

by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is running now through December 31st. Watch Sarah Rose Davis (Linda Mason), Matt Owen (Ted Hanover), Eric Ankrim (Jim Hardy) and company perform 'Easter Parade' from the show below!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre

by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is running now through December 31st, and BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal for Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal for Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre

by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn kicked off rehearsals last week, and BroadwayWorld has footage of the talented cast performing in the recent read/sing rehearsal below!

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatr Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre

by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

This holiday season Lorna Luft, the beloved performer and daughter of film and television icon Judy Garland, will star as Louise in The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, which began rehearsals this week. Go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team in the video below!


James A. Rocco Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James A Rocco been in?
James A Rocco has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has James A Rocco been in?
James A Rocco has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has James A Rocco written?
James A Rocco has written 1 shows including Streakin' (Creator).