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Luke James

 
Bio:
Luke James has become one of the most watched multi-hyphenate talents in the entertainment industry today. This year, James can be seen in the critically acclaimed Showtime drama series “The Chi,” and he recently recurred opposite Cynthia Erivo in “Genius: Aretha,” exploring Aretha ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Luke James has become one of the most watched multi-hyphenate talents in the entertainment industry today. This year, James can be seen in the critically acclaimed Showtime drama series “The Chi,” and he recently recurred opposite Cynthia Erivo in “Genius: Aretha,” exploring Aretha ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
2021
Performer

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Luke James, Bjorn Dupaty, Keenan Scott II, Tristan Mack Wilds Photo

Luke James, Bjorn Dupaty, Keenan Scott II, Tristan Mack Wilds

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Date:
12/22/2021
Bryan Terell Clark, DyllĂłn Burnside, and Luke James  Photo

Bryan Terell Clark, DyllĂłn Burnside, and Luke James

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12/07/2021
Bryan Terell Clark, DyllĂłn Burnside, and Luke James  Photo

Bryan Terell Clark, DyllĂłn Burnside, and Luke James

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Date:
12/07/2021
Bryan Terell Clark, DyllĂłn Burnside, and Luke James  Photo

Bryan Terell Clark, DyllĂłn Burnside, and Luke James

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12/07/2021
Garrett Turner, Bryan Terrell Clark, Cynthia Bailey, Da'Vinchi, Kandi Burruss, DyllĂł Photo

Garrett Turner, Bryan Terrell Clark, Cynthia Bailey, Da'Vinchi, Kandi Burruss, DyllĂłn Burnside, Luke James and Forrest McClendon

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10/21/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
2021
Performer

Luke James Biography

Luke James has become one of the most watched multi-hyphenate talents in the entertainment industry today. This year, James can be seen in the critically acclaimed Showtime drama series “The Chi,” and he recently recurred opposite Cynthia Erivo in “Genius: Aretha,” exploring Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career. Additional television credits include: the hit FOX/Lee Daniels series “Star,” HBO’s “Insecure,” USA’s “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,” and his role as R&B singer Johnny Gill on BET’s “The Bobby Brown Story.” On the film front, James appeared in the smash hit Universal Pictures comedy Little opposite Issa Rae, Regina Hall, and Marsai Martin. In music, James released his album, to feel love/d in January 2020 which garnered a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album marking the third Grammy nomination of Luke’s career. Born and raised in New Orleans, Luke was immersed in the rich musical heritage of the city at an early age, even taking up the saxophone for a number of years. He got his start professionally singing background for Tyrese and went on to write for top artists including Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Snoh Aalegra, to name a few. As James expanded his solo career, he went on to perform alongside the late Prince and open for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. In 2012, he received his first Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance for his hit song “I Want You” from his first mixtape #Luke and received his second Grammy nomination in 2015 for Best R&B Song for “Options ft. Rick Ross,” from his self-titled debut album Luke James. Luke currently splits his time between Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, where he is hard at work on his multitude of projects.






Luke James News

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October Photo The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

 Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. 

Showtime Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI for Sixth Season Photo Showtime Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI for Sixth Season
by Michael Major - Aug 18, 2022

SHOWTIME has picked up the hit drama series THE CHI for a sixth season. Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Twenties, Boomerang) and executive produced by Academy Award® and Emmy winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago.

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Receives Outstanding Broadway Production Award At GLAAD Med Photo THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Receives Outstanding Broadway Production Award At GLAAD Media Awards
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

Tonight, the Broadway play Thoughts of a Colored Man, written by Keenan Scott II, was honored with the Outstanding Broadway Production Award at the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The ceremony, which took place at the New York Hilton Hotel, recognizes and honors media and entertainment for their fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.

VIDEO: Showtime Shares THE CHI Season Five Trailer Photo VIDEO: Showtime Shares THE CHI Season Five Trailer
by Michael Major - May 4, 2022

Watch the new trailer now for this season on THE CHI which delves deeply into the many joys and complications of Black love: relationships, children, career, community and self. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannaha Hall) forge ahead as co-parents, while Tiff grows closer with Rob (Iman Shumpert).

THE CHI to Return to Showtime This Summer Photo THE CHI to Return to Showtime This Summer
by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Season five cast includes Jacob Latimore (Like a Boss), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme), Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James and Curtiss Cook (West Side Story). Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Jason Weaver and Iman Shumpert are set to return as guest stars.

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Ends Broadway Run Photo THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Ends Broadway Run
by Robert Diamond - Dec 23, 2021

The Keenan Scott II play, directed by Steven H. Broadnax III has tried its hardest to safely navigate the current health crisis, even putting the playwright on stage with script this past Tuesday evening, but eventually was not able to continue under the unfortunate conditions of Covid exposure in the city and country.

Playwright Steps Into THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN and Saves Performance From Being Canc Photo Playwright Steps Into THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN and Saves Performance From Being Cancelled
by Stephi Wild - Dec 22, 2021

Last night at Broadway's new hit play, Thoughts of a Colored Man, playwright Keenan Scott II made the rare move of going on in one of the roles, after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19 and two non-COVID related illnesses felled the cast.

Kadeem Ali Harris, Reynaldo Piniella and Christian Thompson Join the Cast of THOUGHTS Photo Kadeem Ali Harris, Reynaldo Piniella and Christian Thompson Join the Cast of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

When Thoughts of a Colored Man opened on Oct. 13, 2021, it made history as the first Broadway show to be written, directed by, starring and lead produced by Black men.

Photos: Go Inside A BROADWAY CELEBRATION, Honoring Eight Black Playwrights on Broadwa Photo Photos: Go Inside A BROADWAY CELEBRATION, Honoring Eight Black Playwrights on Broadway This Season
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 7, 2021

CAA Amplify, Broadway Advocacy Coalition, and The Movement Theatre Company co-hosted a celebration of this fall’s eight Black playwrights on Broadway. The event was held on Monday, December 6th at the Paradise Room at The Times Square EDITION. 

Luke James Videos

Photos & Video: Mayor-Elect Eric Adams & More Attend THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN VideoPhotos & Video: Mayor-Elect Eric Adams & More Attend THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2021

Mayor-Elect Eric Adams attended last night’s performance of Thoughts of a Colored Man, his first Broadway play in his new position. After the show, which was attended by Mary J. Blige, Broadway’s own Sheryl Lee Ralph and her husband PA. State Senator Vincent Hughes and Tasha Smith, Mr. Adams praised Keenan Scott II’s play as “historic”.

VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Stars Appear on THE WENDY SHOW VideoVIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Stars Appear on THE WENDY SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021

Luke James, Tristan 'Mack' Wilds and Forrest McClendon appeared on the Wendy Williams Show to discuss opening Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway. The segment also featured a performance from Luke James. Watch guest-host Sherri Shepherd interview the trio in the full interview now!

VIDEO: GOOD MORNING AMERCA Goes Behind the Scenes of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN VideoVIDEO: GOOD MORNING AMERCA Goes Behind the Scenes of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

Just before its opening night on Broadway, Good Morning America went behind the scenes of Thoughts of a Colored Man, the first Broadway play in history to be written and directed by Black men, and to include a cast of all Black men. Watch the interview with the play's cast and creatives now!

VIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED M VideoVIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2021

Mack gave thanks to playwright and Broadway’s newest voice, Keenan Scott II, and in honor of the first performance, Luke James sang and acapella blessing to the cast and the production and to all the Broadway theaters and their casts.

VIDEO: Showtime Releases the Season Three Trailer for THE CHI VideoVIDEO: Showtime Releases the Season Three Trailer for THE CHI
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2020

SHOWTIME has announced that the third season of its drama series THE CHI, which will feature series creator and Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Queen & Slim, Boomerang) in a multi-episode arc as a Chicago mayoral candidate, will debut on Sunday, July 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour.

VIDEO: FOX Shares Special Tribute Video to Jahil Rivera Ahead of Season Finale of STA VideoVIDEO: FOX Shares Special Tribute Video to Jahil Rivera Ahead of Season Finale of STAR 5/23
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2018

VIDEO: FOX Shares Special Tribute Video to Jahil Rivera Ahead of Season Finale of STAR 5/23

VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Hudson Stars in New Trailer for BLACK NATIVITY
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 26, 2013

Fox Searchlight has released a new extended trailer for BLACK NATIVITY, a musical drama directed by Kasi Lemmons.


Luke James Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Luke James been in?
Luke James has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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