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James Darrah

 
Bio:
American director, production designer, and visual artist James Darrah is committed to new collaborative projects within the mediums of opera, theater, musical theater, and film. He recently made his Chicago Opera Theater directorial and design debut with an acclaimed production of Marc-Antoine ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
American director, production designer, and visual artist James Darrah is committed to new collaborative projects within the mediums of opera, theater, musical theater, and film. He recently made his Chicago Opera Theater directorial and design debut with an acclaimed production of Marc-Antoine ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2000
Rev. Henry T. Dobson
Ensemble
Billy Crocker (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Ambrose Kemper
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1987
Protean

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Stage Manager

James Darrah Biography

American director, production designer, and visual artist James Darrah is committed to new collaborative projects within the mediums of opera, theater, musical theater, and film. He recently made his Chicago Opera Theater directorial and design debut with an acclaimed production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Médée (Medea). Direction + design includes projects with OperaUCLA, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, National Children's Chorus, and SCA Gallery in LA, as well as assistant/associate work with The Getty Villa Museum in Malibu, Central City Opera, Opera Cleveland, and The Metropolitan Opera at The Juilliard School.

He was an apprentice in directing/design with the Croatian National Theatre and the Split Summer Festival and trained as an assistant and associate with directors Stephen Wadsworth and Peter Kazaras. Upcoming work includes projects with Chicago Opera Theater, OperaUCLA, Cornish Opera Theater in Seattle, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a return to the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and the launch of the Camden Stage Festival in Maine, of which he is artistic director. MFA: UCLA Theater, Film, and Television. He is in pre-production for his first feature film Wingstroke, and is the recipient of the James Pendleton Foundation grant, the George Burns/Gracie Allen scholarship (UCLA) and the Princess Grace Award in Theater.





James Darrah News

Long Beach Opera Presents the World Premiere of THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE Photo Long Beach Opera Presents the World Premiere of THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2023

Continuing an important tradition of presenting groundbreaking new works, Long Beach Opera will present the world premiere in February of 2023 of Kate Soper’s fantastical and darkly comic opera The Romance of the Rose. 

Review: Broadway World Didn't Miss MISS As Lyrics & Lyricists Presented MISS: BROADWA Photo Review: Broadway World Didn't Miss MISS As Lyrics & Lyricists Presented MISS: BROADWAY'S WOMEN SONGWRITERS At The 92nd Street Y
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 17, 2022

It is our sincere hope that this is not the last MISS we will see. The ladies have something here and this 92nd Street Y evening could very well serve as a workshop for something really magical.

Kate Baldwin & Georgia Stitt to Co-Host MISS: BROADWAY'S WOMEN SONGWRITERS at 92NY Photo Kate Baldwin & Georgia Stitt to Co-Host MISS: BROADWAY'S WOMEN SONGWRITERS at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Lyrics and Lyricists will present MISS: Broadway’s Women Songwriters on December 10, 11 and 12, celebrating Broadway’s long history of women songwriters and their indelible work, in a show conceived, co-written and co-hosted by two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin and award-winning composer-lyricist Georgia Stitt.

Jessica Vosk To Welcome Laura Benanti and More As Special Guests For CALIFORNIA DREAM Photo Jessica Vosk To Welcome Laura Benanti and More As Special Guests For CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' At 92NY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2022

In an Instagram post this afternoon, Jessica Vosk announced that three special guests will join her for California Dreamin': Jessica Vosk Sings the Songwriters of Laurel Canyon, the Lyrics and Lyricists 2022/23 season opener.

Opera Philadelphia Films Coming To Five Movie Theaters This Fall Photo Opera Philadelphia Films Coming To Five Movie Theaters This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

¬†Following the success of September's Festival O22 presentation of live opera productions alongside opera films, ‚Äúredefining opera on stage and screen‚ÄĚ according to the¬†Wall Street Journal, Opera Philadelphia will bring its renowned films to five regional movie theaters, offering audiences an opportunity to appreciate the intersection of two art forms.

Long Beach Opera Announces 2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere, a New Staging & Mo Photo Long Beach Opera Announces 2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere, a New Staging & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

Building on Long Beach Opera’s legacy of pushing operatic boundaries and boldly taking performance into uncharted territories, the 2023 Season will continue to bring new energy and relevance to the form with a series of surprising, immersive, and accessible operatic experiences.

Handel and Haydn Society Presents its Premiere Performances Of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Photo Handel and Haydn Society Presents its Premiere Performances Of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2022

The Handel and Haydn Society is set to take on one of Mozart's greatest works with its premiere semi-staged performances of The Marriage of Figaro. Rapha√ęl Pichon, founder and artistic director of Pygmalion, will lead the performances on November 17 + 18 at 7:00 PM at Symphony Hall.

Jessica Vosk to Open 92NY 'Lyrics and Lyricists' Season with CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' Photo Jessica Vosk to Open 92NY 'Lyrics and Lyricists' Season with CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

The¬†Lyrics and Lyricists 2022/23 season will open with¬†California Dreamin‚Äô: Jessica Vosk Sings the Songwriters of Laurel Canyon¬†on¬†November 5, 6¬†and¬†7, an intimate exploration of the legendary icons of California‚Äôs Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and ‚Äė70s.

Film Takes Center Stage at Festival O22 Photo Film Takes Center Stage at Festival O22
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

On the heels of a successful opening weekend and rave reviews for live productions of Rossini's Otello and Toshio Hosokawa's The Raven, Opera Philadelphia's Festival O continues this week with the first Opera on Film series, featuring more than 30 cinematic operas presented in 12 screenings at the Philadelphia Film Center.

Opera On Film Series Brings 30 Cinematic Works To Festival O22 Photo Opera On Film Series Brings 30 Cinematic Works To Festival O22
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

When Opera Philadelphia's renowned Festival O returns this September for the first time since 2019, it will not only bring multiple live opera performances to several spaces in the city; it will also spawn a new film festival within the opera festival, composed of some 30 cinematic operas over 12 screenings at the Philadelphia Film Center.

James Darrah Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Opera Philadelphia's SOLDIER SONGS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Opera Philadelphia's SOLDIER SONGS

by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2021

David T. Little’s Soldier Songs has been hailed for its powerful exploration of the perceptions versus the realities of war. Based on interviews with veterans of five wars, the piece combining elements of theater, opera, and rock-infused concert music has received several imaginative stage productions.

VIDEO: Isabel Leonard and Jessica Vosk Sing 'A Boy Like That/I Have A Love' on GREAT  Videoplay
VIDEO: Isabel Leonard and Jessica Vosk Sing 'A Boy Like That/I Have A Love' on GREAT PERFORMANCES

by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

Isabel Leonard and Jessica Vosk sing "A Boy Like That/I Have A Love" from "West Side Story" also performed by Tony Yazbeck and other Broadway artists on Great Performances: The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood. Watch the performance below!


James Darrah Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Darrah been in?
James Darrah has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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