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James Gardiner

 

Stage Credits

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Gabriel
Prisoner
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Company, 2007
Performer

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

James Gardiner and Matthew Gardiner  Photo

James Gardiner and Matthew Gardiner

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Date:
03/21/2017
Glory Days writers Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner Photo

Glory Days writers Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner

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Date:
10/21/2014
James Gardiner, Nick Blaemire, and students from Signature√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ę‚Äě¬Ęs Overtur Photo

James Gardiner, Nick Blaemire, and students from Signature√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ę‚Äě¬Ęs Overtures program sing My Next Story from Glory Days

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10/21/2014
Television hosts Richard Riddle (Bobby Smith, left) and Evan Peterson (James Gardiner Photo

Television hosts Richard Riddle (Bobby Smith, left) and Evan Peterson (James Gardiner, center) strain to keep their competitive streaks under wraps

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Date:
07/15/2013
Makalo (Carolyn Cole) and Evan (James Gardiner) rehearse a song for national televisi Photo

Makalo (Carolyn Cole) and Evan (James Gardiner) rehearse a song for national television

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Date:
07/15/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Gabriel

Prisoner

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Company, 2007
Performer

Writing
Bookwriter

James Gardiner Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical Gold Star
James GardinerThe Last Five Years
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
James GardinerLittle Shop of Horrors

James Gardiner News

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Yesenia Iglesias Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Yesenia Iglesias
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 9, 2022

Today’s subject Yesenia Iglesias is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre in Daphne’s Dive which runs through March 20th in the ARK space. Last time Yesenia performed at Signature, she was getting beat up and bludgeoned to death in Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Read on to see how she decompressed nightly from such an intense experience.

Signature Theatre to Stream Sondheim Tribute Concert This Weekend Photo Signature Theatre to Stream Sondheim Tribute Concert This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced that special arrangements have been made to stream Everybody Rise: Signature Remembers Stephen Sondheim for free for a limited 72-hour period.

BWW News: Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Tribute to Stream for Only 72 Hours in Photo BWW News: Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Tribute to Stream for Only 72 Hours in January
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 22, 2021

On December thirteenth, Signature Theatre put together a meaningful, moving and very musical tribute to legendary composer/lyricist/musical theatre god Stephen Sondheim entitled Everybody Rise: Signature Theatre Remembers Stephen Sondheim.

BWW Feature: Stephen Sondheim at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Feature: Stephen Sondheim at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2021

The phrase ‚ÄúNo one is irreplaceable‚ÄĚ was shattered this past week when composer/lyricist/GOD of American musical theatre Stephen Sondheim passed away at age 91. Simply put, Sondheim was unique, groundbreaking and a true original that many tried to copy and never could.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Arianna Rosario Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Arianna Rosario
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 1, 2021

When Signature Theatre begins performances of Rent tomorrow, November second, it will have been 600 days exactly since it was forced to stop performing it’s theatrical greatness due to the pandemic. Today’s subject Arianna Rosario is currently living her theatre life playing Mimi Marquez in the production whixh is directed by Signature Theatre’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. The production runs through January second, 2022 in Signature’s MAX space.

GLORY DAYS Will Open in Tokyo September 17th Photo GLORY DAYS Will Open in Tokyo September 17th
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021

Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner's coming of age rock musical GLORY DAYS will open for a return engagement in Tokyo on September 17th, after playing a six month run at the Shinjuku Face Theatre in July 2009.

VIDEO: Watch a Premiere of DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau, Now Streaming at Signa Photo VIDEO: Watch a Premiere of DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau, Now Streaming at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021

Detroit '67, the final production in the Signature Features 2021 Season is now available for streaming through Thursday, September 16 on Marquee TV.

DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau Now Streaming at Signature Theatre Through Sept. 1 Photo DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau Now Streaming at Signature Theatre Through Sept. 16
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021

Detroit '67, the final production in the Signature Features 2021 Season is now available for streaming through Thursday, September 16 on Marquee TV.

BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Signature Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Aug 2, 2021

Inspired in part by August Wilson's 10-play depiction of Pittsburgh life, Dominique Morisseau embarked on a similar ambition reflecting the Motor City in her 'Detroit Project.'

BWW Interview: Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire Talk EDGE OF THE WORLD: THE MUSICAL Wor Photo BWW Interview: Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire Talk EDGE OF THE WORLD: THE MUSICAL World Premiere Concept Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021

Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire have teamed up for the world premiere concept recording of EDGE OF THE WORLD: THE MUSICAL. We spoke with Slater and Blaemire about how their songwriting partnership came to be, how they found the right sound for the album, what it was like working with Norbert Leo Butz and Lilli Cooper, and much more!

James Gardiner Videos

VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM VideoVIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021

Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 

Video Flashback: 'On My Own' and 'One Day More' From Signature Theatre's LES MISERABL VideoVideo Flashback: 'On My Own' and 'One Day More' From Signature Theatre's LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2020

Signature Strong is providing flashback videos to the Signature Theatre's past productions and shows during this difficult time. Today, they revisit LES MISERABLES from the 2008/09 season! The video also features a special message from James Gardiner.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 6- GLORY DAYS Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 6- GLORY DAYS Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2019

On this day in 2008, Glory Days had its opening night on Broadway!

VIDEO: David Rowen Creates 'The Oz Medley' for WICKED's 14th Anniversary on Broadway VideoVIDEO: David Rowen Creates 'The Oz Medley' for WICKED's 14th Anniversary on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

In celebration of Wicked's 14th anniversary, New York actor and musician David Rowen has created a music video featuring an a cappella medley of music from Wicked, The Wiz, and The Wizard of Oz. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/6/16- GLORY DAYS
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2016

Today in 2008, Glory Days opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for one performance. Glory Days is a musical with music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a book by James Gardiner about four high school friends reuniting a year after graduation. The musical premiered at the Signature Theatre, a professional regional theatre in Arlington, Virginia, from January 15 through February 17, 2008, where it was directed by Eric D. Schaeffer, the Artistic Director of the theatre, with musical staging by assistant director Matthew Gardiner. The producers cited 'low advance sales' in announcing the show's closing.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/6/15- GLORY DAYS
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2015

Today in 2008, Glory Days opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for one performance. Glory Days is a musical with music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a book by James Gardiner about four high school friends reuniting a year after graduation. The musical premiered at the Signature Theatre, a professional regional theatre in Arlington, Virginia, from January 15 through February 17, 2008, where it was directed by Eric D. Schaeffer, the Artistic Director of the theatre, with musical staging by assistant director Matthew Gardiner. The producers cited 'low advance sales' in announcing the show's closing.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/6- GLORY DAYS
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2014

Today in 2008, Glory Days opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for one performance. Glory Days is a musical with music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a book by James Gardiner about four high school friends reuniting a year after graduation. The musical premiered at the Signature Theatre, a professional regional theatre in Arlington, Virginia, from January 15 through February 17, 2008, where it was directed by Eric D. Schaeffer, the Artistic Director of the theatre, with musical staging by assistant director Matthew Gardiner. The producers cited 'low advance sales' in announcing the show's closing.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Signature Theatre's MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2013

Signature Theatre presents this summer's all-new production of Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. Running in the MAX Theatre, the production opens the theatre's 2013/14 season with all the adventure, romance, and excitement that Signature promises with the re-imagining of a classic musical. Check out the sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: Teasers the Behind-the-Scenes of Signature Theatre's MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2013

Signature Theatre presents this summer's all-new production of Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. Running in the MAX Theatre, the production opens the theatre's 2013/14 season with all the adventure, romance, and excitement that Signature promises with the re-imagining of a classic musical. Check out the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Matthew Scott, Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature's COMPANY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2013

Phone rings. Door chimes. In comes Company, one of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim's most beloved musicals, produced at Signature Theatre for the first time in twenty years and directed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. The cast of fourteen, led by Matthew Scott (First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb; Side By Side By Sondheim) in the role of Bobby, features many of Signature's most well-known stars in an enchanting, deeply funny exploration of love and marriage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below!


James Gardiner Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has James Gardiner written?
James Gardiner has written 1 shows including Glory Days (Bookwriter).

What awards has James Gardiner been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Last Five Years and Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors .

What awards has James Gardiner won?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Last Five Years.