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James Powell

 
Bio:
James co-directed the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, first staged in 2009. He has subsequently directed the production worldwide – including, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Canada, Korea, Germany, Dubai, New York and the current UK and US tours. He directed the staged concert ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
James co-directed the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, first staged in 2009. He has subsequently directed the production worldwide – including, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Canada, Korea, Germany, Dubai, New York and the current UK and US tours. He directed the staged concert ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[West End, 2021]
Associate Director
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Director
 
[West End, 2014]
Co-Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Director
 
[West End, 2006]
Director

Photos

Theo Jamieson, Maria Friedman, Paul Moylan, James Powell Photo

Theo Jamieson, Maria Friedman, Paul Moylan, James Powell

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Date:
03/08/2022
Director Laurence Connor and Director James Powell  Photo

Director Laurence Connor and Director James Powell

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Date:
03/26/2014
Director Laurence Connor and Director James Powell  Photo

Director Laurence Connor and Director James Powell

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Date:
03/26/2014
Director Laurence Connor and Director James Powell  Photo

Director Laurence Connor and Director James Powell

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Date:
03/26/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Performer

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Director

[West End, 2021]
Associate Director

[West End, 2021]
Director

[US Tour, 2017]
Director

[US Tour, 2014]
Director

[West End, 2014]
Co-Director

[Broadway, 2014]
Director

[US Tour, 2010]
Director

[West End, 2006]
Director

James Powell Biography

James co-directed the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, first staged in 2009. He has subsequently directed the production worldwide – including, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Canada, Korea, Germany, Dubai, New York and the current UK and US tours. He directed the staged concert version of Les Misérables in Scandinavia in 2002 and the 25th Anniversary concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2010.

James’ other directorial work includes Dirty Dancing in London, Australia, Toronto, Holland, Germany and both US tours. He was Associate Director on the original production of Mary Poppins in Bristol, West End and Broadway, and has since gone on to direct both UK tours, as well as productions in Holland, Australia, Switzerland, Dubai, Germany and Japan.

Other work includes Batman Live (UK tour), The Witches of Eastwick and Singin’ In The Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse) where he was Staff Director.

James recently directed Les Misérables the Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre.

James resumed his position of Associate Director for Mary Poppins in the West End. His production of Les Misérables is now on at the Sondheim Theatre.

James Powell Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
James Powell, Les Miserables
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
James Powell, Les Miserables

James Powell News

London Palladium Production Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes To  Photo London Palladium Production Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes To Toronto
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

The sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat that originated at the legendary London Palladium will make its North American premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre, December 11, 2022 to January 22, 2023. Tickets go on sale Monday September 26th.

Photos: Meet the Company of the LES MISERABLES National  Tour Photo Photos: Meet the Company of the LES MISERABLES National Tour
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 20, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, is about to hit the road. The show will relaunch its tour of North America in October 2022 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH and will play more than 60 week-long and multi-week engagements through the next two years and beyond.

LES MISERABLES National Tour is Coming to Philadelphia's Kimmel Cultural Campus in No Photo LES MISERABLES National Tour is Coming to Philadelphia's Kimmel Cultural Campus in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, are currently on sale for its return engagement on Philadelphia's Kimmel Cultural Campus, November 2 through November 13, 2022 at the historic Academy of Music.

Siobhan O'Driscoll and Lauren Drew Will Join the UK Tour of LES MISERABLES Photo Siobhan O'Driscoll and Lauren Drew Will Join the UK Tour of LES MISERABLES
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has announced Siobhan O'Driscoll as 'Eponine' and Lauren Drew as 'Fantine' joining the company of the acclaimed UK and Ireland Tour of Boublil and Schönberg's “LES MISERABLES”.

Feature: Cast LES MISERABLES Geeft Eerste Optreden Tijdens Uitmarkt Photo Feature: Cast LES MISERABLES Geeft Eerste Optreden Tijdens Uitmarkt
by Chantal Kunst - Aug 23, 2022

Tijdens het live tv-programma Musical Awards: The Kick-Off op zondagavond 28 augustus geeft de bijna voltallige cast van de nieuwe Nederlandse versie van de legendarische musical Les Misérables een optreden. Dit optreden is enigszins vergelijkbaar met wat destijds door de filmcast werd gebracht tijdens de Oscaruitreiking in Hollywood. Musical Awards: The Kick-Off is zondag 28 augustus live te volgen via AVROTROS om 21:22 uur op NPO1.

New Cast Announced For LES MISERABLES From 27 September Photo New Cast Announced For LES MISERABLES From 27 September
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new cast members joining the critically acclaimed new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre from Tuesday 27 September. 

Casting Announced For LES MISERABLES at PPAC Photo Casting Announced For LES MISERABLES at PPAC
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. Tickets for its engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) November 15 – 20, 2022 are on sale now. 

Nick Cartell, Preston Truman Boyd & More to Lead LES MISERABLES North American Tour Photo Nick Cartell, Preston Truman Boyd & More to Lead LES MISERABLES North American Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, has been announced. The show will play more than 60 week-long and multi-week engagements through the next two years and beyond. 

LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023 Photo LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will go on sale August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for its engagement at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 – January 8, 2023.

LES MISERABLES On Sale At Providence Performing Arts Center, August 3 Photo LES MISERABLES On Sale At Providence Performing Arts Center, August 3
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale on Wednesday, August 3 at 10A for its engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) November 15 – 20, 2022.

James Powell Videos

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre VideoVIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been released of LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre. Check out the all new trailer here!

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the second Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Les Miserables opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1024 performances.

VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return! VideoVIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

Ahead of its first performance at the Sondheim Theatre tonight, get a look at rehearsals as a new chapter in Les Miserables history, as the cast prepares for its West End production.

VIDEO: Watch LES MIS Tour's Fantine, Melissa Mitchell, Sing I Dreamed a Dream VideoVIDEO: Watch LES MIS Tour's Fantine, Melissa Mitchell, Sing I Dreamed a Dream
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2017

Yesterday, Melissa Mitchell stopped by Windy City LIVE to give us a sneak peek into the current North American Tour of Les Mis. Check out her I Dreamed a Dream below:

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at International Tour of MARY POPPINS - Coming to Switzerland, Feb. 1
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2017

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. Following the current highly acclaimed run of the production at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the new cast of MARY POPPINS will open at the Theater 11 in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday 1 February 2017 with performances until Sunday 19 March 2017. The production will then run at Dubai Opera in Dubai, UAE from Monday 1 May 2017 until Wednesday 18 May 2017.

STAGE TUBE: Zizi Strallen And Cast Of MARY POPPINS On Royal Variety Performance!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2015

Zizi Strallen and the cast of the UK tour of Mary Poppins starred at this year's Royal Variety Performance!

VIDEO: Adorable 3-Year-Old Performs LES MISERABLES' 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 24, 2015

Below, three-year-old toddler Koen gives a passionate performance of the anthem, 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' from LES MISERABLES. Les Miserables. Do you think he's ready for Broadway?

STAGE TUBE: Peter Lockyer and Rachelle Ann Go Share LES MISERABLES Memories in Celebration of 30th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2015

The legendary production of Les Miserables is celebrating its 30th birthday this week and as part of the celebrations, check out the interview video below of Peter Lockyer, who plays Jean Valjean, and Rachelle Ann Go who plays Fantine.

VIDEO: Boy Recreates Classic DIRTY DANCING Routine
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 14, 2014

Just in case Jillian Mueller needs a new dance partner on the DIRTY DANCING: THE MUSICAL tour, I think we've found one. While he's not as tall as Samuel Pergande, he sure has the moves. In a Facebook post, 'Laine Kristina' posted a video of her son Charlie reenacting every move of the iconic routine to '(I've Had) The Time of My Life.'

BWW TV: LES MISERABLES' Flat Cosette Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2014

Broadway's Les Miserables recently introduced the world to #MizFlatCosette, stemming from the popular concepts of Flat Stanley and Flat Stella. Over the course of the past few weeks, Flat Cosette has made her way around the world with fans at their favorite spots or on vacation. Today, Flat Cosette officially nominated herself for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in return challenging Flat Stanley, Flat Stella and Les Miserables Broadway's own Cosette, Samantha Hill.


James Powell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Powell been in?
James Powell has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has James Powell been in?
James Powell has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was James Powell's first West End show?
James Powell's first West End show was A Slice Of Saturday Night which opened in 1989

What awards has James Powell been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserables and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables .

What awards has James Powell won?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserables.