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Jim DeSelm

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Jim DeSelm is a local Chicago actor, originally from Fort Wayne, IN. Jim was most recently seen as Judas in Theater at the Center's GODSPELL, Jamie in Kokandy Productions' THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Perchik in Paramount's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Floyd in Boho's FLOYD COLLINS (Jeff nomination - ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Jim DeSelm is a local Chicago actor, originally from Fort Wayne, IN. Jim was most recently seen as Judas in Theater at the Center's GODSPELL, Jamie in Kokandy Productions' THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Perchik in Paramount's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Floyd in Boho's FLOYD COLLINS (Jeff nomination - ... (read complete bio)

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Drury Lane Production, 2015
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Jim DeSelm Biography

Jim DeSelm is a local Chicago actor, originally from Fort Wayne, IN. Jim was most recently seen as Judas in Theater at the Center's GODSPELL, Jamie in Kokandy Productions' THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Perchik in Paramount's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Floyd in Boho's FLOYD COLLINS (Jeff nomination - Actor/Musical), as well as THE MIKADO (The Hypocrites), JAMES JOYCE'S "THE DEAD" (Court), SOUTH PACIFIC (Marriott), A CATERED AFFAIR (Porchlight), PUMP BOYS & DINETTES (Theo Ubique, Jeff nomination ‚Äď Music Direction), and VIOLET (Bailiwick Chicago). Jim is represented by Gray Talent Agency and married to his middle school sweetheart, Karri.





Jim DeSelm News

Photo Flash: Porchlight Kicks Off Season With CHICAGO SINGS Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Kicks Off Season With CHICAGO SINGS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th anniversary season began with the 14th Annual Chicago Sings concert: Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight, Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello and a band featuring Kelsey Boltz, Cara Hartz, John McCreary, Greg Strauss, Celeste Park and Jake Saleh.

Porchlight Music Theatre Begins 25th Season With CHICAGO SINGS Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Begins 25th Season With CHICAGO SINGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 14th Annual Chicago Sings concert: Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight, Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and light appetizers. Performances, awards ceremony and paddle raising begins at 7 p.m. in the Edlis Neeson Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $125 at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. Tickets at the door will be $150. The event has reserved seating and supports Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming.

Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musica Photo Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals Fundraiser
by Julie Musbach - Aug 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomed a sold out crowd at the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert fundraiser; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, held Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, direction by Keely Vasquez, music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie, stage management by Jake Allen Miller and sound design Robert Hornbostel. Monday's event was the company's most successful Chicago Sings to date. Sales from this one-night-only performance benefit Porchlight Music Theatre's youth educational and community outreach programming raising more than $54,000.

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018 Photo Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie.

Porchlight Announces Extension of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Now Through 3/17 Photo Porchlight Announces Extension of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Now Through 3/17
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces Merrily We Roll Along, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham has been extended through March 17 at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. 

BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 5, 2018

While MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is quite a dark show, it's undeniably one of my favorite Sondheim musicals-and Porchlight's production does well to demonstrate why this is the case.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of MERRILY WE ROLL ALO Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the next mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Merrily We Roll Along, January 26 - March 11, 2018, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

Photo Flash: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Comes to Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photo Flash: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Comes to Porchlight Music Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the next mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Merrily We Roll Along, January 26 - March 11,  2018, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (March 4 and March 11) and 6 p.m. (February 4, February 11, February 18 and February 25) with a weekday matinee Thursday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 4 p.m. performance Saturday, Feb. 3 and no 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 8. Tickets are $33 - $60 and are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Porchlight's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Porchlight's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the next mainstage production in its 2017 - 2018 season - Merrily We Roll Along - running January 26 - March 11, 2018, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham, at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Porchlight's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Porchlight's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the next mainstage production in its 2017 - 2018 season - Merrily We Roll Along - running January 26 - March 11, 2018, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham, at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below!

Jim DeSelm Videos

BWW TV: Watch Scenes from Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by TV - On the Road - Jan 20, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production is currently in previews and opens January 22, running through March 22. BroadwayWorld has footage of the company performing 'Something's Coming,' 'America,' and 'Mambo' below!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's ROAD SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents an unprecedented pairing of productions illuminates the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy (CST's Courtyard Theater, February 6-March 23) and Road Show (Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, March 13-May 4), both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality, Gypsy and Road Show each explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Check out a first look at highlights of ROAD SHOW below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with CST's ROAD SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents an unprecedented pairing of productions illuminates the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy (CST's Courtyard Theater, February 6-March 23) and Road Show (Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, March 13-May 4), both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality, Gypsy and Road Show each explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Check out a behind the scenes look at ROAD SHOW below!

BWW TV: First Look at Liam Quealy, Jim DeSelm and More in Theatre at the Center's GODSPELL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2013

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, continues their 2013-2014 season with a revival of one of Broadway's most popular rock musicals, GODSPELL. The groundbreaking production based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew runs Thursday, September 12 through October 20. Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), and an energetic book by original director John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL is the upbeat retelling of a series of biblical parables. The production will be directed and choreographed by Stacey Flaster. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: SOUTH PACIFIC Opening Night at Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show celebrated its opening April 10 and runs through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Scroll down for opening night interviews with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 10, running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Click below to watch highlights from the production!

BWW TV: First Look at Jim DeSelm, Mary Ernster and More in Court Theatre's THE DEAD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present James Joyce's "The Dead," with book by Richard Nelson, music by Shaun Davey, lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, and directed by Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. "The Dead" is running through December 9, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below.