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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.

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James Powell STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Performer

James Powell 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 Awards and Nominations


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Direction of a Musical

James Powell, Les Miserables

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

James Powell, Les Miserables

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Tickets On Sale Now For Two Shows Returning to Playhouse Square This Fall

Tickets are available now for the return of Mean Girls and Les Miserables to Playhouse Square this fall. Learn more about the shows!
LES MISERABLES Returns to the Fisher Theatre in December

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will play Detroit’s Fisher Theatre December 4 – 15.
LES MISERABLES On Sale This Monday At Eccles Center

Tickets for LES MISÉRABLES will be available starting June 17. The acclaimed musical will be performing at the local theatre, promising an unforgettable experience for fans of the classic tale.
LES MISERABLES Returns to The Arsht Center in June

LES MISÉRABLES returns to the Arsht Center from June 18-23. Experience the beloved musical with its powerful story and unforgettable music. Don't miss this limited engagement.
LES MISERABLES To Return To Philadelphia Starting in August

Tickets are on sale for Cameron Mackintosh's production of LES MISÉRABLES at Philadelphia's Academy of Music. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: Go Inside Opening Night of LES MISERABLES in Toronto

Les Misérables has made its triumphant return to the Toronto stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The stars were out to support the show and celebrity guests were everywhere. Go inside the magical night in an all-new video.
Photos: Check Out New Images of LES MISERABLES US Tour

Check out new photos of the US Tour of Les Miserables.
Review: LES MISERABLES at the Princess of Wales Theatre

The world's most beloved musical, Les Misérables - directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell based on the Victor Hugo novel, makes a highly anticipated return to the Princess of Wales Theatre for a limited engagement. This new reimagined staging is heralded as a reawakening of the classic for the 21st Century complete with a new touring company.
How Often Are Musicals Revived with Their Original Director?

This time, the reader question was: How often is a musical revived on Broadway directed by its original director?
LES MISERABLES Extends Booking to March 2025

LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre has extended its booking until Saturday 29 March 2025. The Christmas performance schedule is also announced. 
Tickets Now on Sale for LES MISERABLES at Proctors

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's LES MISÉRABLES, are on sale for its engagement at the MainStage at Proctors, Schenectady. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Tickets On Sale For LES MISERABLES At Fox Theatre

Tickets for LES MISÉRABLES at Fox Theatre, Feb 16, are now on sale. Don't miss the world's most popular musical playing in Atlanta for one week only, June 4-9.
LES MISERABLES Comes To Overture Center in February

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, is coming to Madison on Wednesday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 18 in Overture Hall.
Feature: MILAN VAN WAARDENBURG SPEELT HOOFDROL IN LES MISERABLES IN LONDEN!

Producent Cameron Mackintosh is verheugd te melden dat Milan van Waardenburg, vanaf maandag 11 maart 2024, de hoofdrol van Jean Valjean gaat spelen in Les Misérables in het Londense Sondheim Theatre. Milan maakt zijn West End debuut nadat hij onlangs nog in Nederland en België in Les Misérables te zien was. Voor zijn vertolking van de hoofdrol van Jean Valjean ontving hij lovende kritieken en een Musical Award nominatie voor Beste Hoofdrolspeler in een Grote Musical. Milan was eerder oa te zien als Prins Hans in Disney's Frozen in Duitsland, Dimitri in Anastasia zowel in Duitsland als in Nederland, luitenant Frederic Charles en Quasimodo in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame en Herbert in Tanz der Vampire, beide op tournee door Duitsland. Naast Milan zijn ook de Nederlanders Djavan van de Fliert en Anouk van Laake in de Londense versie van Les Misérables te zien. 
Peter Joback and Milan van Waardenburg to Join LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre

New casting has been announced for LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre, with Swedish star, Peter Jöback and Dutch leading artist, Milan van Waardenburg taking on the role of Jean Valjean respectively in the critically acclaimed production. 
Photos: See New Production Images of LES MISERABLES in the West End

Check out new production photos of Les Miserables in the West End!
LES MISERABLES Kicks Off The New Year At The Lied Center!

Get your tickets now for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg's LES MISÉRABLES at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. Don't miss the world's most popular musical!
Review: LES MISERABLES at ASU Gammage

BWW Contributor Timothy Shawver's take on the North American Tour production of LES MISERABLES: A solid rendition of the epic musical and a talent showcase for performers and designers. Runs through December 10th at ASU Gammage in Tempe, AZ.
LES MISERABLES Returns To Boston Performances At The Citizens Bank Opera House, August 13 �" 25

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, are now on sale.  Performances at the Citizens Bank Opera House August 13 – 25, 2024.  LES MISÉRABLES is part of the 23/24 Lexus Broadway In Boston season.
Tickets For LES MISERABLES at Overture Center Go On Sale This Week

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 Friday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. for its engagement at Overture Center Feb. 14-18.

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?

James Powell has been nominated for Best Direction of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for Les Miserables and Outstanding Director of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Les Miserables.

What awards has James Powell won?

James Powell has won the Best Direction of a Musical award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for Les Miserables.

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