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Marcus Paul James

 
Bio:
Marcus Paul James, a NY native, was last seen in the off-Broadway cast of RENT as Mr.Jefferson. He also played the role in the original Broadway closing cast production as well as the movie "RENT:Filmed Live on Broadway." Bway credits also include the cast of TONY award winning musical "In The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Marcus Paul James, a NY native, was last seen in the off-Broadway cast of RENT as Mr.Jefferson. He also played the role in the original Broadway closing cast production as well as the movie "RENT:Filmed Live on Broadway." Bway credits also include the cast of TONY award winning musical "In The ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2021
Otis Williams
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
David Ruffin (Swing)
Melvin Franklin (Swing)
Otis Williams (Swing)
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2018
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2011
Mr. Jefferson, Paul, and others
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2008
Ensemble [Replacement]
Benny (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Christmas Caroler [Replacement]
Christmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, a pastor and others [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
A Pastor [Replacement]
Mr. Jefferson [Replacement]
Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins (Understudy) [Replacement]
Tom Collins (Understudy) [Replacement]
Benjamin Coffin III (Understudy) [Replacement]

Marcus Paul James Biography

Marcus Paul James, a NY native, was last seen in the off-Broadway cast of RENT as Mr.Jefferson. He also played the role in the original Broadway closing cast production as well as the movie "RENT:Filmed Live on Broadway." Bway credits also include the cast of TONY award winning musical "In The Heights". Other credits include "Radio Shack" national commercial and the Grammy award winning Broadway Inspirational Voices. Marcus also is a singer/songwriting with his last CD project titled "Meant to Be".




Marcus Paul James News

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
by Linda Hodges - Nov 13, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, SF?

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA
by Jon Bee - Nov 3, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at DCPA? It's been said that people love nostalgia. There are certainly examples that reflect various time periods in our history but I would argue that last 10 years has seen the biggest increase in 'homage art.' Music holds memories - and memories can be powerful.

Cast Announced For AIN'T TOO PROUD Center Theatre Engagement; Tickets Now On Sale Photo Cast Announced For AIN'T TOO PROUD Center Theatre Engagement; Tickets Now On Sale
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

'Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations,” one of the most popular and record-breaking shows in Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre history returns December 13, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

Marcus Paul James Releases New Single 'Hey Love' Photo Marcus Paul James Releases New Single 'Hey Love'
by Michael Major - Aug 25, 2022

Marcus Paul James (Ain’t Too Proud, Miss You Like Hell, Motown, RENT) While everyone tries to hold onto a bit of summer sun, Marcus Paul James is giving us a song that is sure to reignite that romantic summer flame. Watch the new music video for the single now!

AIN'T TOO PROUD Comes to The Fabulous Fox Next Month Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD Comes to The Fabulous Fox Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The Fabulous Fox Theatre and the producers of the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS have announced  full casting for the First National Tour coming to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre September 20 – October 2.

Interview: Marcus Paul James of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Peace Center Photo Interview: Marcus Paul James of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Jul 24, 2022

AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS follows the beloved Motown group's journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, ultimately landing them 42 Top Ten Hits.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Key Bank Palace Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Key Bank Palace
by Roy Berko - Jul 15, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Key Bank Palace? AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, which is now on stage at the State Theatre as part of the Key Bank Broadway Series, is a 2018 jukebox musical with music and lyrics by The Temptations and book by Dominique Morisseau.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Overture Center Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Jun 16, 2022

What did our critic think? AIN'T TOO PROUD THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS follows the timeline of the Temptations, a Grammy winning group with 42 top ten hits, from conception as narrated by Otis Williams (Marcus Paul James) the group's founder and only surviving original member.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Benedum Center Rocks the House Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Benedum Center Rocks the House
by Greg Kerestan - May 22, 2022

Des McAnuff's slick docudrama production style may not be anything new, but it still works like a charm.

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Hippodrome
by Timoth David Copney - May 4, 2022

For audience members of a certain age (like moi), jukebox musicals are much more than an evening’s entertainment. Sometimes they are a Soul Train dance down the days of our youth. Such is the case with Ain’t Too Proud, The Life and Times of The Temptations. Now playing in Baltimore at the Hippodrome, it is nothing short of spectacular.

Marcus Paul James Videos

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE

by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

BWW Exclusive: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Belts It Out at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Belts It Out at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Mar 3, 2020

On 2/20 over at Broadway Sessions we were joined by some FIERCE cast members from Ain't Too Proud! Performers included Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Esther Antoine, Jamari Johnson Williams, Jelani Remy, Marcus Paul James, Morgan McGhee, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, Ta'Nika Gibson, Corey West, and Tiffany Frances along with guests Lindsay Gloriana Bohon, Anthony Fett and 'Rising Star' Jesse Michael Allison.

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley Videoplay
VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley

by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

The cast of Ain't Too Proud kicked off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' and 'I Can't Get Next To You.'

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY

by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2019

The cast of 'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' kicks off TODAY's Best of Broadway Week with a live performance of the show's title track.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of AIN'T TOO PROUD on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2019

Ain't Too Proud is up and running at the Imperial Theatre, where it officially opened just last month. Below, check out brand new highlights of the cast in action!

VIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS  Videoplay
VIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKY

by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2019

Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along, Rent, Children of Eden) is looking very animated lately, especially as presented in a new cartoonified recording session video of "Real Thing," released today, Friday, March 29, as a single from the album "All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky" on Yellow Sound Label.

BWW TV: AIN'T TOO PROUD Opens On Broadway! Go Inside the Big Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: AIN'T TOO PROUD Opens On Broadway! Go Inside the Big Night!

by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 22, 2019

The Imperial Theatre was hoppin' last night as Ain't Too Proud officially celebrated opening night on Broadway. We're taking you inside the big night below!

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs a Medley of Songs on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs a Medley of Songs on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2019

Last night, the cast of the Broadway musical 'Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations' sang a special medley performance of 'Get Ready' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg' for the Tonight Show audience.

VIDEO: Meet the Temptations of AIN'T TOO PROUD Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet the Temptations of AIN'T TOO PROUD

by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2019

Ain't Too Proud is heading for Broadway! The musical, about the life of The Temptations, will play Broadway's Imperial Theatre beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019, with an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019.

BWW Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of AIN'T TOO PROUD's Vogue Photo Shoot! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of AIN'T TOO PROUD's Vogue Photo Shoot!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 15, 2019

As previously announced, Ain't Too Proud will play Broadway's legendary Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with performances beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019, and an official Opening Night set for Thursday, March 21, 2019.


Marcus Paul James Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Marcus Paul James been in?
Marcus Paul James has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

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


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@Marcuspauljames - 8/25/22 05:45pm Posted a new song: "Anywhere (Remix)" https://t.co/N8Ur51xVSE #music https://t.co/nrEQhuUD6Y


@Marcuspauljames - 8/25/22 05:33pm Added a new video: "Hey Love" https://t.co/qzlt9N8tfe #video https://t.co/nrEQhuUD6Y


@Marcuspauljames - 8/25/22 05:32pm Posted a new photo: https://t.co/acSe82WCmD https://t.co/nrEQhuUD6Y


@Marcuspauljames - 8/14/22 11:48am Still in high from this week! ? @megdarketphoto #motown #ainttooproud #temptations #detroit #hitsville @ Detroit… https://t.co/EGrUDMvB2h


@Marcuspauljames - 8/12/22 03:17pm August 25th!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/xoCDG4F3Vp


@Marcuspauljames - 8/9/22 02:43pm Just posted a photo @ Motown Hitsville USA https://t.co/3ltg780mEG


@Marcuspauljames - 8/4/22 03:08pm ?New Music Alert? Final getting to share what we have been working on for minute. August 25th…. Mark yo calendars ?… https://t.co/yNwYvLzLjH


@Marcuspauljames - 6/23/22 12:13pm #facts


@Marcuspauljames - 5/27/22 11:18am Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed.


@Marcuspauljames - 4/15/22 09:54am So proud and happy!!


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