James Naughton

Birth Place: Middleton, CT

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James Naughton won the Theatre World Award for his performance in Long Day's Journey Into Night in 1971. He went on to star with Geneviève Bujold in Antigone which was later made into a film in 1974. He starred in the musical I Love My Wife in 1977 and in the drama Whose Life is it Anyway? opposite Mary Tyler Moore in 1980. He won his first Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1990 for City of Angels. In 1997 he won a second Tony Award with his portrayal of lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. He created the lead role of Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany, in the highly acclaimed drama Democracy in 2004. He has directed several plays in New York, including the 2002 revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, starring his close personal friend Paul Newman, which was filmed for cable TV in 2003. He also appears in cabarets in New York City, including Manhattan Theater Club and Caroline's Comedy Club.

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James Naughton STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Willy Brandt

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Avrum

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn

Billy Flynn [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1996
Billy Flynn

[Broadway]
1992
Philip McKenzie

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Stone

[Broadway]
1980
Dr. David Scott

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1977
Wally

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1976
Performer

[New York]
Workshop, 2003
Performer

James Naughton Productions

 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director

James Naughton Movies

[1973]The Paper Chase Kevin Brooks

[1976]Second Wind Roger

[1976]Diary of the Dead George

[1982]A Stranger Is Watching Steve Peterson

[1985]Cat's Eye Hugh

[1987]The Glass Menagerie Jim O Connor the gentleman caller

[1988]The Good Mother Brian Dunlop

[1996]First Kid President Davenport

[1996]The First Wives Club Gil Griffin

[1996]The Proprietor New York - Texans

[1999]Oxygen Clark Hannon

[2000]Labor Pains Dr. Senior

[2004]Fascination Patrick Doherty

[2006]Factory Girl Fuzzy Sedgwick

[2006]The Devil Wears Prada Stephen

[2007]Suburban Girl Robert Eisenberg

[2008]Childless Harvey

[2009]Clear Blue Tuesday Executive

[2013]The Word Mike Sheehy

[2016]Equity John

[2018]The Independents Officer Sanders


James Naughton TV Shows

Ally McBeal George McBeal

And Just Like That... Big's Brother

Brooklyn Bridge Lieutenant Monahan, Patrick Monahan

Faraday and Company Steve Faraday

Gossip Girl William van der Bilt

Hostages President Paul Kincaid

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Charlie Moss

Odd Mom Out Larry Manassian

The Cosby Mysteries Det. Sully

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Sandy Duncan, Andrea McArdle, Krysta Rodriguez & More to Star in LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at Theatre Aspen

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore will be presented at Theatre Aspen in March. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Submissions Now Open for Theatre Aspen's SOLO FLIGHTS Festival

Theatre Aspen is now accepting submissions through Friday, April 12 for the organization’s fifth annual one-person show festival, Solo Flights.

Westport Country Playhouse's Board of Trustees Elects Six Members

Six new members were recently elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse, bringing the total to 26. The new Playhouse trustees are Dave Altman of Westport, Ben Frimmer of Weston, Darnell K. Graham of Bridgeport, Rashana J. Graham of Bridgeport, Anne Keefe of Weston, and Jonathan H. Levy of Westport. 

Westport Country Playhouse Presents VOICES FOR VOLUNTEERS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY �" AN APPRECIATION PERFORMANCE

“Voices for Volunteers of Fairfield County – An Appreciation Performance” will celebrate community volunteers with a concert by musical theater talents, many originally from the local area, on Wednesday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. 

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Connecticut Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Connecticut Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

ESPECIAL: CHICAGO cumple 27 años en Broadway

Si bien EL FANTASMA DE LA ÓPERA es el musical más longevo de la historia de Broadway y LOS MISERABLES lo es del West End, el puesto a la producción estadounidense más longeva de la historia de la Great White Way se lo lleva el revival de CHICAGO, que hoy cumple la friolera de 27 años ininterrumpidos en Broadway.

Theatre Aspen Unveils Recipients of the 2023 Solo Flights Project Advancement Fund Grant

Theatre Aspen has announced the recipients of the 2023 Solo Flights Project Advancement Fund Grant. Discover the artists and productions that have been selected for this prestigious grant, supporting and recognizing their exceptional talent and creativity.

Staples High School Alumni And Current Staples Players Join Justin Paul, Staples '03, In Concert At Westport Country Playhouse

Staples High School alumni and current members of Staples Players will be part of Westport Country Playhouse's one-night-only benefit concert, “An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O'Hara and James Naughton,” on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

Westport Country Playhouse Reveals Guest Artists For 'Justin Paul & Friends' Fundraiser

More guest artists have been added to the lineup for Westport Country Playhouse’s one-night-only benefit concert, “An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O’Hara and James Naughton,” on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

5 curiosidades que no sabías sobre CHICAGO

Descubre algunos datos poco conocidos sobre la producción que regresa a Madrid el próximo 6 de octubre de la mano de SOM Produce.

CHICAGO on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Chicago on Broadway. Check out all the details here!

Phylicia Rashad Joins Theatre Aspen's 2023 Solo Flights Festival

Tickets are on sale for the 2023 Solo Flights Festival at Theatre Aspen featuring works and performances starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, HBO's Somebody Somewhere's Jeff Hiller, two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, principal American Ballet Theatre dancer James Whiteside, four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and director Marsha Mason, and a work by Golden Globe and NAACP Award-winning playwright, actor and director Regina Taylor which will be directed by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated actress Phylicia Rashad from September 7-14 at Theatre Aspen's Hurst Theatre.

'An Evening With Justin Paul & Friends' Comes to Westport Country Playhouse Next Month

Justin Paul, an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning creator and Westport, Connecticut native, will headline a one-night-only fundraiser, “An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends with Kelli O'Hara and James Naughton,” at Westport Country Playhouse, on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

Theatre Aspen To Present Works Starring Judith Ivey, Bryce Pinkham And More For 2023 SOLO FLIGHTS FESTIVAL

Today, Theatre Aspen has announced tickets are on sale for the 2023 Solo Flights Festival featuring works and performances starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, HBO's Somebody Somewhere's Jeff Hiller, two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey, principal American Ballet Theatre dancer James Whiteside, four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and director Marsha Mason, and  Golden Globe and NAACP Award-winning playwright, actor and director Regina Taylor from September 7-14 at Theatre Aspen's Hurst Theatre.

Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy to Star in THE GUYS at Theatre Aspen

Emmy Award winners Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will star in Theatre Aspen’s production of Anne Nelson’s The Guys. Learn how to purchase tickets!

James Naughton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

James Naughton has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

James Naughton has not appeared in the West End.

James Naughton has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He received nominations for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work in "James Naughton: Street of Dreams." He was also nominated for Outstanding Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Actor - Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Tony Awards for his role in "Chicago." Naughton received nominations for Best Actor - Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for his performance in "City of Angels." Additionally, he was nominated for Outstanding Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "City of Angels." Naughton also won the Vernon Rice Award at the Drama Desk Awards and received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for his work in "Long Day's Journey Into Night."

James Naughton has won several awards throughout his career. He has received the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performances in "Chicago" and "City of Angels." Additionally, he has been honored with the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor - Musical for "City of Angels" and the Vernon Rice Award for "Long Day's Journey Into Night." Naughton's exceptional performance in "Long Day's Journey Into Night" also earned him the Theatre World Award.

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