Birth Place: Saginaw, MI, USA
Gender: Male

Brian d'Arcy James recently finished shooting Tom McCarthy’s upcoming feature film Spotlight, alongside Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams as the four member Boston Globe “Spotlight” team, who won the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the Boston Archdiocese Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. He will also be seen in the upcoming Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters. Brian is a two time Tony Award® nominee for his title role performance in Shrek the Musical (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award winner) and as Sidney Falco in Sweet Smell of Success. He will next appear as King George in the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton at the Public Theater. Brian also starred in The Public Theater’s Giant. At Lincoln Center, he appeared as Banquo in Macbeth directed by Jack O’Brien alongside Ethan Hawke. He earned rave reviews on Broadway in the play Time Stands Still opposite Laura Linney, Christina Ricci and Eric Bogosian and originated the role of Dan Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal Off Broadway before reprising his role on Broadway. He is also an OBIE Award winner for his appearance in Conor McPherson’s The Good Thief. Other Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include The Wild Party, Port Authority (Lucille Lortel Award), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Titanic, Carousel and Blood Brothers. Film work includes Time Out of Mind, Admission, Bird in a Box, Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Game Change, Friends with Kids and Ghost Town. On television he is perhaps most well known for co-starring in the NBC series “Smash” as Frank Houston opposite Debra Messing. He most recently appeared on “Law & Order: SVU.” Other credits include the F/X pilot “Hoke” starring Paul Giamatti, “Ironside,” CBS’s “The Good Wife,” recurring on Showtime’s “The Big C” starring Laura Linney, “Person of Interest,” “Rescue Me” and “Cashmere Mafia.”

Brian d'Arcy James Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brian d'Arcy James, Something Rotten!
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Brian d'Arcy James, Something Rotten!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brian d'Arcy James, Something Rotten!
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Brian d'Arcy James, Hamilton
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brian d'Arcy James, Something Rotten!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brian d'Arcy James, Giant
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Brian d'Arcy James, Giant
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Brian d'Arcy James, Time Stands Still
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Brian d'Arcy James, Port Authority
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Brian d'Arcy James, Shrek the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Brian d'Arcy James, Port Authority
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Brian d'Arcy James, Sweet Smell of Success
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Brian d'Arcy James, Sweet Smell of Success
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Brian d'Arcy James, Sweet Smell of Success
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Brian d'Arcy JamesThe Good Thief
 
Obie Awards - 2001 - Performance Gold Star
Brian d'Arcy JamesThe Good Thief
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Brian D'Arcy JamesThe Good Thief