BIO + CREDITS

BIO

Brian dʼArcy James is an award-winning theater, film, and television actor as well as a recording artist.

Hailed recently as “one of the most celebrated actors of his generation in both straight plays and musicals” (Jeremy Gerard, Deadline), Brian is a three-time Tony nominee, and an Obie and Drama Desk Award winner for his varied and extensive work in the theater on Broadway and off-Broadway.

Brian reprised his award-winning role as King George III in Lin-Manuel Mirandaʼs musical HAMILTON at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway from April to July 2017. He originated the role of King George (“played with vaudevillian brilliance”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times) in the sold-out Off-Broadway run of Hamilton at The Public Theater.

In 2015, immediate following Hamilton, Brian starred in the Broadway musical SOMETHING ROTTEN, for which he was nominated for a 2015 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.

In film, Brian starred in the 2016 Academy Award–winning Best Picture SPOTLIGHT, alongside Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams as the four-member “Spotlight” columnists for the Boston Globe. Brian was awarded the 2016 SAG Award, Critics Choice Award, Gotham Award and the Independent Spirit’s Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble for his portrayal of Matt Carroll.

2017 proves to be a busy year with the spring premiere of the Netflix series THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, in which Brian co-stars with Kate Walsh, followed by his appearance in Discovery Channel’s Manhunt:UNABOMBER miniseries. Additionally, he will appear in seven feature films that will be released in 2017 and 2018, including Aaron Sorkinʼs directorial debut MOLLY’S GAME, THE SILENT MAN starring Liam Neeson, ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS, 1922, SONG OF BACK AND NECK, TROUBLE, and REBEL IN THE RYE. More film credits include SISTERS, ADMISSION, GAME CHANGE, and GHOST TOWN among others.

TV audiences will remember Brian as Frank Houston, co-starring opposite Debra Messing in the NBC series SMASH. Additional credits include guest starring roles in THE GOOD WIFE, THE BIG C and PERSON OF INTEREST, among many others.

A veteran of the stage with more than a dozen Broadway credits to his name, highlights include his Tony award nominated performances for starring roles in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and SHREK THE MUSICAL, as well as roles in Broadway plays such as MACBETH, TIME STANDS STILL and LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE.

Off Broadway highlights include his Obie winning solo performance of THE GOOD THIEF, Drama Desk nominations for GIANT and THE WILD PARTY along with originating roles in NEXT TO NORMAL and FLOYD COLLINS, among others.

From Carnegie Hall to the White House, from Madison Square Garden to The Kennedy Center, Brian is an accomplished and sought-after concert performer and has appeared in esteemed concert halls worldwide. He made his highly acclaimed solo debut at the New York City nightclub venue 54 Below with his show UNDER THE INFLUENCE, returning for an encore performance a year later, and performing the solo show internationally.

As a recording artist, Brian has a Grammy nomination for his performance on the Broadway Cast Album of SOMETHING ROTTEN. His solo Christmas album FROM CHRISTMAS EVE TO CHRISTMAS MORN features holiday classics along with three original songs including the popular song “Michigan Christmas.”

Brian dʼArcy James resides in New York City with his wife and daughter. He has supported and performed many times for an organization in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, called the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI). The mission of the FNI is the prevention, early diagnosis, care and cure of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries.

ACTING CREDITS

FILM


ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS

Tom Sheffield

Independent/Melissa B. Miller, Dir.


MOLLY’S GAME

Bad Brad

STX Entertainment/Aaron Sorkin, Dir.


1922

Sheriff Jones

Netflix/Zak Hilditch, Dir.


SONG OF BACK AND NECK

Stone

Independent/Paul Lieberstein, Dir.


THE SILENT MAN

Robert Kunkel

Independent/Peter Landesman, Dir.


REBEL IN THE RYE

Robert Giroux

Independent/Danny Strong, Dir.


TROUBLE

Logan

Independent/Theresa Rebeck, Dir.


SPOTLIGHT

Matt Carroll

Participant/Tom McCarthy, Dir.

* SAG Award – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

* Gotham Independent Film Awards – Special Jury Award – Ensemble Performance

* Independent Spirit Awards – Robert Altman Award For Best Ensemble


SISTERS

Jerry

Universal/Jason Moore, Dir.


TIME OUT OF MIND

Mark

Independent/Oren Moverman, Dir.


ADMISSION

Christopher Flynn

Focus Features/ Paul Weitz, Dir.


THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Skippy

Independent/ Ed Burns, Dir.


GAME CHANGE

Ted Frank

HBO/Jay Roach, Dir.


FRIENDS WITH KIDS

Young Dad

Independent/Jennifer Westfeldt, Dir.


GHOST TOWN

Irish Eddy

Dreamworks/David Koepp, Dir.


G

Lloyd

Christopher Cherot, Dir.


NEUROTICA

Andrew

Roger Rawlings, Dir.


SAX AND VIOLINS

Brian

LLC 553 Productions/Nye Heron, Dir.


VICTORIA POOL

Jack

Brothers Productions/Michael Brophy, Dir.


THE EXILES

Brinkley

Gaelic Artists/Bill Muir, Dir.


TINA AND LANCE

Thomas

Brothers Productions/Michael Brophy, Dir.


CALL OF THE WYLIE

Acting Student

MadCap Films/Fisher Stevens, Dir.


TV


MANHUNT: THE UNABOMBER

Recurring

Discovery Channel


13 REASONS WHY

Andy Baker, Recurring

Netflix


CIVIL

Guest Star

TNT Pilot


SUPERIOR DONUTS

Series Lead

CBS Pilot


MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

Guest Star

Amazon


LAW & ORDER SVU

Guest Star

NBC


HOKE

Guest Star

FX Pilot


IRONSIDE

Guest Star

NBC Pilot


THE GOOD WIFE

Guest Star

CBS


SMASH

Series Regular

NBC


THE BIG C

Recurring Arc

Showtime


PERSON OF INTEREST

Guest Star

CBS Pilot


CASHMERE MAFIA

Guest Star

ABC Pilot


RESCUE ME

Guest Star

FX


THE EDUCATION OF MAX BICKFORD

Guest Star

CBS


BROADWAY


HAMILTON

King George III

Richard Rodgers Theater/Thomas Kail, Dir.


SOMETHING ROTTEN

Nick Bottom

St. James Theater/Casey Nicholaw, Dir.

* Tony Nomination – Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

* Drama Desk Award Nomination – Outstanding Actor in a Musical

* Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination – Outstanding Actor in a Musical

* Drama League Nomination – Distinguished Performance


MACBETH

Banquo

Lincoln Center Theatre/Jack O’Brien, Dir.


TIME STANDS STILL

James Dodds

Cort Theatre/ Daniel Sullivan, Dir.


NEXT TO NORMAL

Dan Booth

Theatre/Michael Greif, Dir


SHREK

Shrek

Broadway Theater/Jason Moore, Dir

* Tony Nomination – Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

* Drama Desk Award Nomination – Outstanding Actor in a Musical

* Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Actor in a Musical


THE APPLE TREE

Adam/Flip/Sanjar

The Roundabout Theater/Gary Griffin, Dir.


DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Freddy Benson

Imperial Theater/Jack O’Brien, Dir.


THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE

Brendan

Lyceum Theater/Wilson Milam, Dir.


SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

Sidney Falco

Martin Beck Theater/Nicholas Hytner, Dir.

* Tony Award Nomination – Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

* Drama Desk Award Nomination

* Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination

* Drama League Nomination


TITANIC Barrett Lunt-Fontanne Theater/Richard Jones, Dir.

* FANY Award Winner – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical

* Drama League Nomination


CAROUSEL

Ensemble, u/s Mr. Snow

Lincoln Center Theater/Nicholas Hytner, Dir.


BLOOD BROTHERS

Ensemble, u/s Mickey

Music Box Theater/Bill Kenwright, Dir.


OFF-BROADWAY


HAMILTON

King George III

The Public Theater/Thomas Kail, Dir.


GIANT

Bick

The Public Theater/Michael Grief, Dir.

* Drama Desk Award Nomination – Outstanding Actor in a Musical

* Drama League Nomination Award for Distinguished Performance


TIME STANDS STILL

James Dodds

Manhattan Theater Club/Daniel Sullivan, Dir.


PORT AUTHORITY

Dermot

Atlantic Theatre Co./Henry Wishcamper, Dir.

* Drama Desk Award Nomination – Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play


NEXT TO NORMAL

Dan

Second Stage/Michael Greif, Dir.


THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE

Brendan

Atlantic Theatre Co./Wilson Milam, Dir.


PAVILION

Peter

Rattlestick Theater/ Lucie Tiberghein, Dir.


FLIGHT

Times Reporter

Melting Pot Theater Co./Nick Corley, Dir.


THE GOOD THIEF

Solo Performance

Keen Company/Carl Forsman, Dir.

* OBIE Award

* Drama Desk Award Nomination


THE WILD PARTY

Burrs

Manhattan Theater Club/Gabriel Barre, Dir.

* Drama Desk Award Nomination

* Drama League Nomination


ANCESTRAL VOICES

Eddie

Lincoln Center Theater/Daniel Sullivan, Dir.


FLOYD COLLINS

Cliff Roney

Playwrights Horizons/Tina Landau, Dir.


PUBLIC ENEMY

Davey Boyd

Irish Arts Center, LA, Dublin/Nye Heron, Dir.


Brian d’Arcy James acting credits list

RECORDINGS

FEATURED

 

From Christmas Eve to Christmas Morn

Preview/buy on iTunes“My debut solo album, fusing classic jazz, pop and R&B sounds into holiday standards as well as three originals, including the single ‘Michigan Christmas.’ Recording this album was a dream come true. A labor of love, working with friends, classic tunes and some of my original music… one of the most gratifying creative experiences of my career.” More on the making of this album here »

“Me and my dear friend and producer P. J. Hanke at Firehouse Recording Studios, Pasadena, California.”

Something Rotten

Grammy-nominated cast album for SOMETHING ROTTEN.

“Recording the very serious “God I Hate Shakespeare” from Something Rotten.”

 

Giant

Cast album for Michael John LaChuisa’s GIANT, released May 2013.

“With Kate Baldwin and the incredible Joel Moss.”

Carousel

“While not my first Broadway show, it was my first Broadway album experience.”

Carousel album recording

“My first Broadway cast album recorded at the legendary (now closed) Hit Factory in NYC.”

Titanic

“The music I sang in Maury’s Titanic remains some of the most beautiful and satisfying music I’ve had the privilege to sing.”

“Maury Yeston and me in the recording booth recording “Barrett’s Song.”

“Maury Yeston and me in the recording booth recording “Barrett’s Song.”

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell was a huge break for me. Sidney Falco was an incredible character to play. Marvin Hamlisch, Craig Carnelia and John Guare, all brilliant, outdid themselves with their work on this show. Such a thrill.”

“John Lithgow and me in the recording studio.”

“John Lithgow and me in the recording studio.”

Shrek

“Tremendous fun, tremendous score by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. You haven’t recorded an album until you capture flatulence for posterity.”

“In the booth at MSR Legacy Studios in NYC recording Shrek the Musical.”

“In the booth at MSR Legacy Studios in NYC recording Shrek the Musical.”

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

“While the album for White Christmas was recorded in NYC, we did some promo records for the Christmas parade in the LA production in 2007.  It was an extraordinary experience recording in the “House that Nat built” as Nat King Cole recorded most of his albums there, along with many Frank Sinatra albums. Fun fact about the Capitol Records Tower: The blinking light spells out “Hollywood” in Morse code and has since it was built in 1956.”

“Jeffry Denman and me in the legendary Capitol Records Studios.”

“Jeffry Denman and me in the legendary Capitol Records Studios.”

The Wild Party

“What an incredible show and album. I love this score and the album, produced by composer Andrew Lippa, is just as alive as the production was.”

Scene from The Wild Party

Floyd Collins

“Adam Guettel = genius.  Fun fact about the song “Is That Remarkable?”: Unbeknownst to Adam, he included my hometown of Saginaw in the lyric… I figured that was a good omen.”

ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS

                                                                            

VOICEOVERS - TV & RADIO

Advil

Motown the Musical voiceover

The Actor’s Fund

Jameson Irish Whiskey Commercials

Sunoco Commercial — “Victory Lap”


Audio Commercial for The 39 Steps

I did all the male voices—and there are many—in this wacky spot. Listen ↓ (might take a moment up cue up)


Severed Threads Radio Drama

I play an interesting character, an owner of a church-owned clothing company, who becomes an intriguing “thread” in this three-part suspenseful thriller.


For voiceover representation, please contact: Linda Weaver, Access Talent 212-684-7835 171 Madison #910 New York, NY 10016 

VOICEOVERS - AUDIOBOOKS

Audiobook for Louis L’Amour’s The Ferguson Rifle


Audiobook for Ace Atkins’ The Broken Places


Audiobook for The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly


Audiobook for Elmore Leonard’s Raylan


Audiobook for Jonathan Franzen’s How to Be Alone


For voiceover representation, please contact: Linda Weaver, Access Talent 212-684-7835 171 Madison #910 New York, NY 10016 

CONCERTS
  • New York Pops Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall, 2017
  • Riverside Theater Gala, Vero Beach Florida, 2017
  • New York Pops: Tilles Center with Megan Hilty and Brian d’Arcy James, 2016
  • New York Pops at Carnegie Hall: Holiday concerts, December 2015
  • Avery Fisher Music Hall: Titanic: The Musical in concert at Avery Fisher Music Hall, 2014
  • Kennedy Center: Barbara Cook Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., 2014
  • Adelaide (Australia) Cabaret Festival: “Under the Influence” concerts, 2014
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, June 2014 & in 2013
  • PBS Live at Lincoln Center: One Singular Sensation/Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, 2013
  • Marvin Hamlisch Memorial at Alice Tully Hall with Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Ihtzak Perlman, Chris Botti and Liza Minelli
  • 54 Below/Brian d’Arcy James: Under the Influence
  • In Performance at The White House: A Broadway Celebration
  • Bay Street Theater with Ana Gasteyer: One Night, Two Voices, Three Cheers
  • Kennedy Center: Sondheim at 80, Marvin Hamlisch, Conductor
  • New York Pops at Carnegie Hall: Ahrens and Flaherty Tribute, Steven Reineke, Conductor
  • New York Pops at Carnegie Hall with Kelli O’Hara, Rob Fisher, Conductor
  • Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, Conductor
  • Barry Manilow in Concert Live in Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Nassau Coliseum (NJ), Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Disney Hall with Megan Mullally: The New B’way: Sondheim and Generation Next, Grant Gershon, Conductor
  • Kennedy Center: Hamlisch on Hamlisch, Marvin Hamlisch, Conductor
  • Numerous appearances: Saginaw, Michigan Temple Theater Benefit Concert
  • Alice Tully Hall: The Music of Ricky Ian Gordon
  • Dortmund, Germany: The Broadway Concert
  • Chicago Humanities Festival at Orchestra Hall, Kevin Stites, Conductor
  • Numerous Appearances with the Broadway Tenors: A Broadway Concert Series
  • Kennedy Center Honors (President Clinton honoring Charlton Heston)

Numerous benefit concerts and galas including Manhattan Theater Club, Roundabout Theater, Atlantic Theater, Cancer Support Community, Field Neuroscience Institute, among many others.


All inquiries about concert work and appearances, please contact: Rachel Zeidman at The Gersh Agency

Email: rzeidman@gershny.com. Phone: 212.997.1818.

LIVE TV

LATE NIGHT: SETH MEYERS (2016)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS — Episode 317 — Pictured: (l-r) Actor Brian d’Arcy James during an interview with host Seth Meyers on January 25, 2016 — (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC)

Seth and I discussed my first time at the Golden Globes, and talked about my Hillary Clinton experience backstage after a “Hamilton” show. (Video no longer available.)


THE VIEW: “Bottom’s Gonna Be On Top” (2015)


THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON (2015)

The video of Brian’s “God I Hate Shakespeare” performance on The Tonight Show can be watched on the NBC website.


THE TODAY SHOW: “God, I Hate Shakespeare” from Something Rotten (2015)

 


ONE SINGULAR SENSATION: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch (2013)

Brian in performance with the New York Philharmonic. See PBS video.


LATE NIGHT with DAVID LETTERMAN

Brian performs as one of NYC’s finest on a 1998 episode of Late Night.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

At the SAG Awards with SPOTLIGHT ensemble

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award 2016 – Spotlight – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016 – Spotlight – Special Jury Award – Ensemble Performance

Independent Spirit Awards 2016 – Spotlight – Robert Altman Award For Best Ensemble

Tony Award Nomination 2015 – Something Rotten – Leading Actor in a Musical

Drama Desk Nomination 2015 – Something Rotten – Leading Actor in a Musical

Outer Critics Circle Nomination 2015 – Something Rotten – Leading Actor in a Musical

Drama League Distinguished Performance Nomination 2015 – Something Rotten

GIANT leads Brian and Kate Baldwin

Lucille Lortel Nomination 2015 – Hamilton – Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

Drama Desk Nomination 2013 – Giant – Leading Actor in a Musical

Drama League Honor 2013 – Giant

Saginaw, Michigan All Area Arts Award Recipient 2011

Broadway.com Audience Award 2010 – Favorite Featured Actor in a Play – Time Stands Still

Tony Award Nomination 2009 – Shrek – Leading Actor in a Musical

Drama Desk Award 2009 – Shrek – Leading Actor in a Musical

Outer Critics Circle Award 2009 – Shrek – Leading Actor in a Musical

Drama Desk Nomination 2009 – Port Authority – Featured Actor in a Play

TIME STANDS STILL with Laura Linney, Eric Bogosian, and Christina Ricci

Lucille Lortel Nomination 2009 – Port Authority – Featured Actor in a Play

Drama League Honor 2009 – Port Authority

LA Weekly Theater Award 2003 – The Good Thief – Solo Performance

Backstage West Garland Award – The Good Thief – Solo Performance

Tony Award Nomination 2002 – Sweet Smell of Success – Featured Actor in a Musical

Drama Desk Nomination 2002 – Sweet Smell of Success – Featured Actor in a Musical

Outer Critics Nomination 2002 – Sweet Smell of Success – Featured Actor in a Musical

Drama League Honor 2002 – Sweet Smell of Success

OBIE Award 2001 – The Good Thief – Outstanding Solo Performance

Drama Desk Nomination 2001 – The Good Thief – Outstanding Solo Performance

Drama Desk Nomination 2000 – The Wild Party – Leading Actor in a Musical

Drama League Honor 2000 – The Wild Party

Drama League Honor 1998 –  Titanic

FANY Award 1998 – Titanic – Featured Actor in a Musical