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James Earl Jones II Biography

 
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL
Bio:
James Earl Jones II has performed with Porchlight Music Theatre in the Jeff-Award winning productions of The Scottsboro Boys and Sondheim on Sondheim. For Sondheim on Sondheim he was personally nominated for the Jeff Award. Also at Porchlight he hosted New Faces Sing Broadway 1949. His other Chicago ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Bio:
James Earl Jones II has performed with Porchlight Music Theatre in the Jeff-Award winning productions of The Scottsboro Boys and Sondheim on Sondheim. For Sondheim on Sondheim he was personally nominated for the Jeff Award. Also at Porchlight he hosted New Faces Sing Broadway 1949. His other Chicago ... (read complete bio)

James Earl Jones II has performed with Porchlight Music Theatre in the Jeff-Award winning productions of The Scottsboro Boys and Sondheim on Sondheim. For Sondheim on Sondheim he was personally nominated for the Jeff Award. Also at Porchlight he hosted New Faces Sing Broadway 1949. His other Chicago credits include October Sky, Elf, Dreamgirls and The Full Monty (Marriott Theatre); Satchmo at the Waldorf, The Secret Garden, The Good Book, Porgy and Bess and Five Guys Names Moe (Court Theatre); Shrek (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Cymbeline (First Folio Theatre); Sweet Charity and Company (Writers Theatre); Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Porgy and Bess (Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera); The Wiz (Theatre at the Center, Jeff Award nomination); Aida, Spamalot and Ragtime (Drury Lane Theatre); A Civil War Christmas (Northlight Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (Ravinia Festival); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway in Chicago and Mason Street Warehouse); Dessa Rose (Apple Tree Theatre); Aspects of Love (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center); I Pagliacci (Intimate Opera) and On the Town (New Classic Singers). Additional credits include The Gondoliers, Patience, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. National tour credits include The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Television and film credits include "Pokerhouse," "Chicago Fire" and "Empire." Stewart Talent represents Jones.