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James Nathan Hopkins is a musician, actor, and entertainer based in New York City. He has most recently been seen originating the role of Jimmy Campbell in the Tony-winning Broadway production of Bandstand: The New American Musical.
James began playing piano at age four and saxophone at age ten, competing in music competitions and playing throughout the US and Europe before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. He gained acclaim as a multi-instrumentalist and singer, performing with local ensembles Freestyle and The Soul of a Man and touring the country as a musician and entertainer. In 2013 he moved to New York for his off-Broadway debut in the Burt Bacharach revue "What's It All About: Bacharach Reimagined", and later went on to perform in and assistant music direct multiple off-Broadway and regional shows. In 2015 he assumed the role of entertainment director and regular performer for Howl at the Moon NYC, a dueling piano show in the heart of Times Square.

In 2014 James originated the role of Jimmy Campbell for the first developmental lab of "Bandstand: A New Musical" at Lincoln Center. A year later he resumed the role for the show's regional production at Paper Mill Playhouse, and continued for the entirety of its Tony-winning Broadway run. Bandstand was called "the best new show of the 2016-2017 season" by the Huffington Post, and went on to win multiple Drama Desk awards as well as the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography. Bandstand concluded its run on September 17th, 2017.

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James Nathan Hopkins STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Jimmy Campbell

Sax

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2015
Jimmy Campbell

[Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2013
Performer


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VIDEO: On This Day, April 26- BANDSTAND Opens On Broadway


On this day in 2017, the musical Bandstand opened on Broadway in a production directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler.

Passes Now Available to the Public for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced that the public can attend NAMT's 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS by making a donation to NAMT ($30 donation for one day / $50 donation for both days).

VIDEO: Celebrate Veterans Day with a BANDSTAND Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!


Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a BANDSTAND Reunion, in honor of Veteran's Day, with Corey Cott, Laura Osnes, Joey Pero and Beth Leavel.

Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS


National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors, musical directors and casting for their 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the Festival will be reimagined and shared online through Broadway On Demand. Events will kick off on November 17.

Broadway Rewind: Nobody Can Stop BANDSTAND at Broadway in Bryant Park!


Today we flashback to 2017, when Bandstand performed on the Bryant Park stage. Bandstand played for 166 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, starring Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Beth Leavel, Alex Bender, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins and Geoff Packard.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards!


The 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with one special award and three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Drama Desk Award-nominated writer and performer of The New One, Mike Birbiglia. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

BANDSTAND Cast Album Now Available to Stream on Spotify


Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label announces that Bandstand (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is now streaming on Spotify, to coincide with Fathom's two-night encore in cinemas.

Breaking: Right This Way! Fathom Events Will Bring BANDSTAND to the Big Screen!


Though they played their final Broadway gig last fall, the Donny Nova Band is getting back together- this time for the big screen. According to Forbes, Bandstand, which won a Tony Award last year and played for 166 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, will arrive in movie theatres across the country this June.

Photo Flash: The Broadway Band of BANDSTAND Reunites at Birdland!


The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to host another two sold-out performances of 'The Donny Nova Band Featuring Julia Trojan.' The talented actor/singer/musicians from the Broadway musical, Bandstand reassembled for two very special concerts on Sunday and Monday.

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Presents The Donny Nova Band Featuring Julia Trojan from BANDSTAND


The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present The Donny Nova Band Featuring Julia Trojan from the Broadway musical, Bandstand. The one-night-only event took place on Monday, November 27.

Photo Coverage: RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD Celebrates Opening Night!


RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD brings the music and lyrics of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter to the stage. This new musical set in 1920s Maryland tells the fantastical and comedic tale of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches.

VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swing Band Singer


Laura Osnes shares a special connection as she takes the stage each night in Broadway's BANDSTAND, as her grandmother was a real-life singer in a 1940s swing band. Watch their Skype session below!

VIDEO: Corey Cott & Laura Osnes Duet on Original Demo of 'This Is Life' from BANDSTAND


For #ThrowbackThursday, BANDSTAND composer Richard Oberacker shared footage of Corey Cott and Laura Osnes recording the very first demo of 'This Is Life,' newly added to the musical in the first days of rehearsal for Broadway. Watch them perform the original version, including first draft lyrics and a slightly longer ending, in the video below, featuring Oberacker on piano!

BANDSTAND Announces Partnerships for Performance Rights and Future National Tour!


The producers of the Tony Award winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, are pleased to announce partnerships with Work Light Productions, The Road Company and Samuel Frenchfor the future touring and performance rights of the musical.

BANDSTAND Swings Into Final Weeks on Broadway


Catch the Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) during its final weeks before its final performance on Sunday, September 17.

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Portrait of BANDSTAND's Corey Cott


Strike up the band, Corey Cott is on the wall at Sardi's! Check out the unveiling of the Bandstand star's new portrait, a moment shared with Bandstand costars and Cott's lovely wife and newly arrived baby!

BWW TV: BANDSTAND Brings it Home at Broadway in Bryant Park!


Watch below as BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins,Geoff Packard, Joey Pero, Carleigh Bettiol, Mary Callanan, Max Clayton, Patrick Connaghan, Andrea Dotto, Andrew Leggieri, Erica Mansfield, Kevyn Morrow, Becca Petersen, Keven Quillon, Ryan VanDenBoom, James Nathan Hopkins, Joey Pero, Geoff Packard perform 'Love Will Come and Find Me Again,' 'Right This Way' and 'Nobody.'

Photo Coverage: Casts of COME FROM AWAY. CHARLIE, and More Dazzle Broadway In Bryant Park


The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10. This year's 106.7 LITE FM'S Broadway in Bryant Park is presented by Aruba Tourism Authority, Lufthansa and Toyota.

Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & More Join Final Week of Broadway in Bryant Park!


The best of Broadway has performed for FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10.

James Nathan Hopkins FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has James Nathan Hopkins been in?

James Nathan Hopkins has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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James Nathan Hopkins has not appeared in the West End.

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