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James Nathan Hopkins

 
Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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, ... (read complete bio)

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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Debbie Christine Tjong, James Nathan Hopkins Photo

Debbie Christine Tjong, James Nathan Hopkins

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James Nathan Hopkins

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Corey Cott, James Nathan Hopkins

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James Nathan Hopkins, Matt Perri

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James Nathan Hopkins, Geoff Packard

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Stage

Performances
  [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

James Nathan Hopkins Biography

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.




James Nathan Hopkins News

VIDEO: On This Day, April 26- BANDSTAND Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 26- BANDSTAND Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

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 Photo Passes Now Available to the Public for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020

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 Photo VIDEO: Celebrate Veterans Day with a BANDSTAND Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 11, 2020

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 Ann Photo Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2020

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! Photo Broadway Rewind: Nobody Can Stop BANDSTAND at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2020

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! Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2019 Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 6, 2019

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 Photo BANDSTAND Cast Album Now Available to Stream on Spotify
by Julie Musbach - Nov 15, 2018

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.

BWW Review: Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's When Change Comes is a Revelation for a Revol Photo BWW Review: Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's When Change Comes is a Revelation for a Revolution
by Cindy Sibilsky - Sep 27, 2018

Breaking: Right This Way! Fathom Events Will Bring BANDSTAND to the Big Screen! Photo Breaking: Right This Way! Fathom Events Will Bring BANDSTAND to the Big Screen!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2018

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! Photo Photo Flash: The Broadway Band of BANDSTAND Reunites at Birdland!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2018

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.

James Nathan Hopkins Videos

Broadway Rewind: Nobody Can Stop BANDSTAND at Broadway in Bryant Park! VideoBroadway Rewind: Nobody Can Stop BANDSTAND at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2020

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.

VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swi VideoVIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swing Band Singer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

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 BANDSTAN VideoVIDEO: Corey Cott & Laura Osnes Duet on Original Demo of 'This Is Life' from BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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!

BWW TV: BANDSTAND Brings it Home at Broadway in Bryant Park! VideoBWW TV: BANDSTAND Brings it Home at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 11, 2017

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.'

BWW Exclusive: Get Ready to Swing with Highlights from BANDSTAND on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens on Wednesday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

VIDEO: Swing and Jive and Get Your Montage On with BANDSTAND in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

In just days, the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, prior to an official opening night on Wednesday, April 26. Go behind the scenes with footage from rehearsals below!

BWW TV: Watch Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & More Swing to Broadway in BANDSTAND Sneak Peek!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 7, 2017

The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with the company and bring you a sneak peek from the Rainbow Room!

BWW TV: Andy Blankenbuehler and Laura Osnes Give BANDSTAND Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2017

In just days, the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, prior to an official opening night on Wednesday, April 26.

BWW TV: Laura Osnes Welcomes BANDSTAND to Its Broadway Home
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2017

In just weeks, the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, prior to an official opening night on Wednesday, April 26.

BWW TV: Andy Blankenbuehler Goes Behind the Scenes of BANDSTAND Commercial Shoot!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2017

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the BANDSTAND television commercial with director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler.


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.

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