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James Barbour

Also Credited As: Marje Bubrosa

Birth Place: Mount Holly, NJ, USA

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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

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Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2013

Original Broadway Production, 2008
Sydney Carton

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2007

[Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005

[Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2005
Daniel Gregg

[New York]
Workshop, 2004
Sidney Carton

Roundabout Revival, 2004
Leon Czolgosz

[New York]
Workshop, 2003

[New York]
Reading, 2003

Special Benefit Production, 2002

Broadway Transfer, 2001
Officer Lockstock [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2000
Edward Fairfax Rochester

Edward Fairfax Rochester

David Kaplan

Original Broadway Production, 1994
Beast [Replacement]

Beast [Replacement]

Broadway Production, 1994
Billy Bigelow [Replacement]

Billy Bigelow [Replacement]

Billy Bigelow (Standby) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1993

Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]


James Barbour Movies

[2002]Eight Crazy Nights Mayor'singing

[2005]Alchemy Dr. Troy Rollins

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James Barbour News

Photos: The Stars Arrive at Closing Night of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Broadway's longest-running show ever, The Phantom of the Opera, took its final Broadway bow last night, April 16, 2023, after a 35-year run. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the stars arriving for the big night here!

Photos: James Barbour Celebrates The Season At Birdland

See photos from James Barbour's annual holiday concert at Birdland on Monday, December 12. The audience was entertained with holiday classics, incredible music and the warmth of the season.

REBECCA Musical Will Get English Premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre

Following 12 hugely successful foreign language productions, critically acclaimed musical Rebecca by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay is to get its English language premiere in a new production at London’s Charing Cross Theatre in an English translation by Christopher Hampton.

Marilyn Maye to Perform Seven-Show Holiday Engagement at Birdland Theater

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the return of living legend Marilyn Maye for a special seven-show holiday engagement from Thursday, December 29 through Sunday, January 1, including the “New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!” on Saturday, December 31.

Karen Mason to Present Holiday Concert CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! at Birdland in December

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of Karen Mason with her concert “Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!” on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. Mason’s legendary holiday show features unique interpretations of old and new seasonal classics.

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch to Star in 13th Annual SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the 13th Annual “A Swinging Birdland Christmas” – starring vocalists Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, and Billy Stritch – for six performances from Tuesday, December 20 to Sunday, December 25 at 5:30 PM.

Edmund Begnall to Present HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Birdland Theater in December

BIRDLAND THEATER will present singer and violinist Edmund Bagnell in “Home for the Holidays” on Monday, December 12 at 8:30 PM. The countdown to the holidays is on, and through music and humor Bagnell shares his heartfelt and humorous recipe for a perfectly imperfect holiday season.

Carole J. Bufford to Present NYC Debut of VINTAGE POP! at Birdland Theater in December

BIRDLAND THEATER will present acclaimed vocalist Carole J. Bufford in the New York debut of her concert “Vintage Pop!” for a special six-show run from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, with performances each night at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

BROADWAY BLESSING Celebrates 25th Anniversary, September 19

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Broadway Blessing. September 19, 7 p.m. St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St.

Jordan Scott Gilbert, Bryant Martin, Jacquelyn Zliczewski, More Cast In A TALE OF TWO CITIES in Lancaster, PA

Award-Winning Broadway Producer/Director/Performer Jordan Scott Gilbert (Broadway's Ghost The Musical, A Tale Of Two Cities) will co-star as Ernest Defarge, as well as direct the production. Bryant Martin will star as Sydney Carton alongside Jacquelyn Zliczewski as Lucie Manette and original Broadway cast member Walter Winston ONeil (Broadway's Wicked, A Tale Of Two Cities) as Dr. Manette.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, August 8th at The Green Room 42.

SHAKESPEARE AT THE RUINS: AS YOU LIKE IT Will Be Performed By Four County Players In Barboursville, Virginia

To open their 50th Anniversary Season in Barboursville, Four County Players, in collaboration with Barboursville Vineyards, will present Shakespeare at the Ruins: As You Like It by Williams Shakespeare, directed by John Holdren, running July 15 through July 30 at the Historic Barboursville Ruins.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Theatre World Awards

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.

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May

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, Caruso, and Stritch

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

Six time Emmy winner John Brenkus (“Sport Science”) has teamed up with elite Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer (“Celebrity Sweat”) to create a new virtual fitness show, “Morning Glory Live,” which will marry the world of entertainment and fitness.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, April 27- with Ethan Slater, Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean and More!

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

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

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

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!


James Barbour has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

James Barbour has not appeared in the West End

James Barbour has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "A Tale of Two Cities." Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for the same production. These nominations highlight Barbour's talent and recognition within the Broadway community.

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

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