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James Harkness

 
Bio:
James Harkness was most recently seen on Broadway in Ain't Too Proud the Life and Times of the Temptations. Additional credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aida, The Color Purple, and Chicago. He also has a best director nominee, is an award-winning choreographer, and a songwriter. ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
James Harkness was most recently seen on Broadway in Ain't Too Proud the Life and Times of the Temptations. Additional credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aida, The Color Purple, and Chicago. He also has a best director nominee, is an award-winning choreographer, and a songwriter. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Paul Williams
  [Regional (US)]
Berkeley Rep World Premiere Production, 2017
Paul Williams
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble
Drifter [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Ensemble
Society Max
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2008
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2004
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Amonasro (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Fred Casely [Replacement]

Photos

(L-R) Derrick Baskin Jawan M Jackson, Jeremy Pope, James Harkness, and Ephraim Sykes  Photo

(L-R) Derrick Baskin Jawan M Jackson, Jeremy Pope, James Harkness, and Ephraim Sykes front in the National Touring Company of Ain't Too Proud. Photo Credits: © 2021 Emilio Madrid.

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05/14/2022
Broadway Star Jim Newman & James Harkness alongside Robert Bannon at Rewind at Greenr Photo

Broadway Star Jim Newman & James Harkness alongside Robert Bannon at Rewind at Greenroom 42.

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04/19/2022
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James Harkness

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04/15/2022
James Harkness Deidre Goodwin and Chad Austin  Photo

James Harkness Deidre Goodwin and Chad Austin

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04/15/2022
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James Harkness

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01/27/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Paul Williams

  [Regional (US)]
Berkeley Rep World Premiere Production, 2017
Paul Williams

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble

Drifter [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Ensemble

Society Max

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2008
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2004
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Amonasro (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Fred Casely [Replacement]

James Harkness Biography

James Harkness was most recently seen on Broadway in Ain't Too Proud the Life and Times of the Temptations. Additional credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aida, The Color Purple, and Chicago. He also has a best director nominee, is an award-winning choreographer, and a songwriter. His debut show, Fragments of Me, performed at the Metropolitan Room in New York, is available on YouTube. Harkness is proud and humbled to stand with this company to tell this story of the legendary group that is a firm part of American culture. YouTube: jklh37.




James Harkness News

One Singular Sensation: A CHORUS LINE Opens At Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Photo One Singular Sensation: A CHORUS LINE Opens At Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens the iconic Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line. The show previews June 22 & 23, opens June 24 and will run through July 10 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON Photo Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Tony/Grammy Winning Superstar Jennifer Holliday joins 'The Roundtable with Robert Bannon' Thursday May 12th at 7pm EST on 'The Roundtable' YouTube Channel. Holliday, famous for her portrayal of Effie in 'Dreamgirls' recently released a brand new single 'So In Love' now streaming on all streaming platforms.

Ryann Redmond, Jelani Remy, Jason Gotay & More to Star in 7th Annual BROADWAY FOR SEL Photo Ryann Redmond, Jelani Remy, Jason Gotay & More to Star in 7th Annual BROADWAY FOR SELF HELP AFRICA Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Madison Wells Forward, the philanthropic division of Madison Wells, is partnering with the organization Self Help Africa to present the seventh annual concert event: Broadway for Self Help Africa on Monday, May 23 at 7:00pm at The Cutting Room in NYC (44 E. 32nd Street). 

Photos: Robert Bannon Presents REWIND at Green Room 42 Photo Photos: Robert Bannon Presents REWIND at Green Room 42
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Robert Bannon presents 'Rewind' Live at Greenroom 42. The show was directed by Robbie Rozelle & Music Directed by Yasuhiko Fukuoka. 

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company has released opening night images of their Off-Broadway production of Queens Girl in the World. The one woman play, written by Caleen Sinette Jennings, stars Felicia Curry as protagonist, Jacqueline Marie Butler.

Photos: Silber-Silver Sings Silvery Songs W/The Singing Set In I WISH: THE ROLES THAT Photo Photos: Silber-Silver Sings Silvery Songs W/The Singing Set In I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - Mar 28, 2022

Birthed from a brain tweet by Alexandra Silber - I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN - brought Al and her pals back to Feinstein’s/54 Below to celebrate the dawn of a new age of theatre where all roles are open to all people with the power to wish it so… even in their showers.

Liz Callaway, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week Photo Liz Callaway, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Jelani Remy, James Harkness & More to Star in THE OSCAR MICHEAUX SUITE Photo Jelani Remy, James Harkness & More to Star in THE OSCAR MICHEAUX SUITE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Prospect Theater Company announced today the complete casting for their upcoming work-in-process concert presentation of The Oscar Micheaux Suite. The concert performances of The Oscar Micheaux Suite will take place on Saturday, March 26th at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday, March 27th at 2pm at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street).

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard Photo VIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard Ridge
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2022

Today Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to for a chat about the release of her latest album, Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim!

Presley Ryan, Mauricio Martínez & More to Star in I WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Presley Ryan, Mauricio Martínez & More to Star in I WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on March 27, 2022, at 9:45pm.

James Harkness Videos

VIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard VideoVIDEO: Betty Buckley Talks BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM and More with Richard Ridge
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2022

Today Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley sat down with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to for a chat about the release of her latest album, Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim!

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for LAUNCH AT PARADISE VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for LAUNCH AT PARADISE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2022

The trailer for¬†Launch at Paradise, a new science-fiction thriller short film by¬†Carrie Ann Quinn(‚ÄúDefending Jacob‚ÄĚ), has been released.¬†

BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Honors
by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

The cast of Ain't Too Proud took to the stage at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor Berry Gordy. The cast, consisting of Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel, and Jelani Remy, performed 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'. Watch an exclusive clip of the performance now!

VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD VideoVIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2021

Grammy Award-winning superstar¬†John Legend¬†and producing partner¬†Mike Jackson paid a visit to¬†the cast and creative team of the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning¬†Ain‚Äôt Too Proud ‚Äď The Life and Times of the Temptations!

VIDEO: Go Inside AIN'T TOO PROUD's Broadway Reopening Night! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside AIN'T TOO PROUD's Broadway Reopening Night!
by Team BWW - Oct 18, 2021

Get ready! The Temptations are back on Broadway. Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations officially returned to Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on Saturday night and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

The cast performed a medley of Temptations hits, including ‚ÄúGet Ready,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAin‚Äôt Too Proud to Beg‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúI Can‚Äôt Get Next to You.‚ÄĚ Watch the full performance now!

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Gets Broadway-Ready at the Imperial Theatre VideoVIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Gets Broadway-Ready at the Imperial Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

It's not just your imagination! Broadway is coming back and so are the Temptations!  Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical is getting ready to resume Broadway performances on October 16 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).

VIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Ben VideoVIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Benefit!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2020

Stage and screen star Fran Drescher just celebrated twenty years of being cancer-free with a virtual cabaret benefit for Cancer Schmancer. The special event will feature appearances by Broadway favorites Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and many more!

BWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Thing VideoBWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Things You Do'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

What happens when a Broadway company has to stay apart? They come together via technology! Ain't Too Proud Music Director Kenny Seymour asked the show's Classic Five Temptations as well as everyone in the orchestra send in videos performing the opening number- a?oeThe Way You Do The Things You Do.a??

BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night! VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2020

Today is truly one fine day because it is the sixth anniversary of the hit musical Beautiful opening at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the cast and creative team feeling the earth move on the show's opening night! Check out the video to see Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, and more celebrating the special night!


James Harkness Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Harkness been in?
James Harkness has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

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