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James Barbour

Also Credited As: Marje Bubrosa
 
Birth Place:
Mount Holly, NJ, USA
Bio:
James Barbour (The Phantom of the Opera) has starred on Broadway as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle awards nominations), Czolgosz in Assassins, The Beast in Beauty & the Beast, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown and Edward ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Mount Holly, NJ, USA

Bio:
James Barbour (The Phantom of the Opera) has starred on Broadway as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle awards nominations), Czolgosz in Assassins, The Beast in Beauty & the Beast, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown and Edward ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2013
Sean
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Sydney Carton
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007
Lancelot
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Lancelot
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2005
Daniel Gregg
  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Sidney Carton
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Leon Czolgosz
  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Lestat
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Officer Lockstock [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Edward Fairfax Rochester
Edward Fairfax Rochester
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
David Kaplan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Beast [Replacement]
Beast [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Billy Bigelow [Replacement]
Billy Bigelow [Replacement]
Billy Bigelow (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

Dale Badway and James Barbour Photo

Dale Badway and James Barbour

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James Barbour

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James Barbour

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Merwin Foard ( winner from the ASSASSINS ) with  James Barbour,  Neil Patrick Harris, Photo

Merwin Foard ( winner from the ASSASSINS ) with James Barbour, Neil Patrick Harris, Mario Cantone, Marc Kudish, Eamon Foley and the cast Attending the Opening Night Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ASSASSINS at Studio 54 in New York City. April 22, 2004

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03/16/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2013
Sean

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Sydney Carton

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007
Lancelot

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Lancelot

  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2005
Daniel Gregg

  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Sidney Carton

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Leon Czolgosz

  [New York]
Workshop, 2003
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Lestat

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Officer Lockstock [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Edward Fairfax Rochester

Edward Fairfax Rochester

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
David Kaplan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Beast [Replacement]

Beast [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Billy Bigelow [Replacement]

Billy Bigelow [Replacement]

Billy Bigelow (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]

Writing
Bookwriter

James Barbour Biography

James Barbour (The Phantom of the Opera) has starred on Broadway as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle awards nominations), Czolgosz in Assassins, The Beast in Beauty & the Beast, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown and Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (Drama League nomination). James also appeared on Broadway in Cyrano, opposite Jeremy Irons in Camelot and in the national tour of The Secret Garden. Other recent credits: Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (LA Ovation Award, Best Actor), Daryl Van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick (U.S. premiere), Daddy Hogan in Anna Nicole (BAM). TV: "The District," "Just Shoot Me," "Flashpoint," "Sex and the City," "Ed," "That's Life," "Beauty & the Beast in Concert" (CBS), "Great Performances," "An American Experience," "A Tale of Two Cities" (PBS). Film: Alchemy, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, Waiting for Lefty, Twinkle Toes with Sally Kirkland. Recordings: Broadway in Concert, The Gift, Dracula, Tears from Heaven, The Count of Monte Critso, Excalibur, his many cast recordings and two solo CDs, A Gift of Christmas and Bring Me Giants. He hosts TV's "James Barbour Now" on WITNation.com. His production company, Laughing Dog Media, creates and controls original content for VoiceAmerica.tv's new Internet TV network. www.JamesBarbour.com

James Barbour Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
James Barbour, A Tale of Two Cities
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
James Barbour, A Tale of Two Cities

James Barbour News

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 8, 2022

The Theatre World Awards celebrated the 2022 Theatre World Award Honorees, a special 'Outstanding Ensemble' Award to 21 cast members making their Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of The Music Man, the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Honoree Michael Oberholtzer, and the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Honoree Harvey Fierstein at the historic 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony that returned to a live in-person presentation on the set of the Jeffrey Richards production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Revival of American Buffalo.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May Photo Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS Will Play Twelfth Year at Birdland Starring Blackhurst, Photo A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS Will Play Twelfth Year at Birdland Starring Blackhurst, Caruso, and Stritch
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 21, 2021

Billy, Klea and Jim are back for a twelfth year with their smash-hit holiday show... and lots of Christmas lights.

Emmy Winner John Brenkus Launches Online Fitness Show MORNING GLORY LIVE Photo Emmy Winner John Brenkus Launches Online Fitness Show MORNING GLORY LIVE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2020

Six time Emmy winner John Brenkus (‚ÄúSport Science‚ÄĚ) has teamed up with elite Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer (‚ÄúCelebrity Sweat‚ÄĚ) to create a new virtual fitness show, ‚ÄúMorning Glory Live,‚ÄĚ which will marry the world of entertainment and fitness.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 27- with Ethan Slater, Ariana Grande and Shoshan Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 27- with Ethan Slater, Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 27, 2020

Today (April 27) in live streaming: Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean sing JRB, SpongeBob reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!

Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Merwin Foard
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020

BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.

Birdland Jazz Club Releases Schedule for December 2-December 8 Photo Birdland Jazz Club Releases Schedule for December 2-December 8
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

The Joe Lovano Nonet, Marta Sanchez Quintet, Lorna Dallas, And more! Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

Birdland Releases Decemeber Schedule Photo Birdland Releases Decemeber Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2019

Birdland's December 2019 schedule will feature The Joe Lovano Nonet, Stacey Kent, Monty Alexander, A Swinging Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole Quartet, Gunhild Carling, Julius Rodriguez, Veronica Swift Holiday Show, 'Season's Swingin' Greetings!a??, Marta Sanchez Quintet, Darius de Haas, Marilyn Maye New Years Eve Extravaganza, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and MORE!

BWW Interview: Ted McGrath Defines His Play GOOD ENOUGH Photo BWW Interview: Ted McGrath Defines His Play GOOD ENOUGH
by Don Grigware - Jul 22, 2019

TMB presents the workshop production of a world premiere play Good Enough, written and performed by Ted McGrath and directed by James Barbour. Good Enough will open on Friday, July 26 and perform through Sunday, August 25 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Good Enough is the true journey of world renown author and story teller Ted McGrath. Playing 15 characters, McGrath takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride through addiction as he sabotages his family, his career and ultimately his life in the attempt to answer one question burning inside him his entire life: AM I GOOD ENOUGH? Now, having reclaim

James Barbour Videos

Photo Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 29 Years on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

This week, the longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, will once again make theater history, reaching a phenomenal 29 Years.

BWW TV Exclusive: Go Inside the Lair for a Behind the Scenes Look at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New TV Spot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2016

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh/The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, just released its first TV spot in nearly four years (check it out here). Below, we're taking you behind the scenes of the shoot for an exclusive look at what went into the big day!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/7/16- Charles Dickens
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! An English novelist, Dickens is generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly instalments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularise. Many of hisworks have been turned into Broadway shows, including: Oliver!, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Christmas Carol, a Tale of Two Cities, and more.

BWW TV: 28 Years Old and Still Kicking- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates Another Broadway Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2016

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh/The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, reached another unprecedented milestone when it celebrated its Twenty-Eighth Anniversary last night, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. This marked performance #11,649 at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can go behind the scenes with the cast below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/18/15- A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2015

Today in 2008, A Tale of Two Cities opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 60 performances. A Tale of Two Cities is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello based on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens.The Broadway production featured James Barbour, Natalie Toro, Aaron Lazar, Gregg Edelman, and Brandi Burkhardt.

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- New PHANTOM, James Barbour!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 9, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's newest leading man, James Barbour. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Majestic Theatre, some of his career highlights, and so much more!

BWW TV: PHANTOM's James Barbour Brings the Music of the Night to Shubert Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including The Phantom of the Opera's James Barbour, who performed 'The Music of the Night'- check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/7/15- Charles Dickens
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! An English novelist, Dickens is generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly instalments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularise. Many of hisworks have been turned into Broadway shows, including: Oliver!, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Christmas Carol, a Tale of Two Cities, and more.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of The Actors Fund's 'TRADITION: The Jewish Legacy of Broadway'
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

A behind-the-scenes documentary video of The Actors Fund's Musical Monday event TRADITION: The Jewish Legacy of Broadway is now online. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Hal Linden, Peter Marshall, Doris Roberts, James Barbour and More in Actors Fund's TRADITION
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY withMichael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' tonight, November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers.


James Barbour Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Barbour been in?
James Barbour has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

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

What awards has James Barbour been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Tale of Two Cities and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Tale of Two Cities .

How many shows has James Barbour written?
James Barbour has written 1 shows including Back From Broadway (Bookwriter).