BIO + CREDITS

BIO

Brian d’Arcy James is an award-winning actor. He has received five TONY nominations (DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES; INTO THE WOODS; SOMETHING ROTTEN; SHREK: THE MUSICAL; SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS), a 2023 Grammy Award (INTO THE WOODS), a 2023 Independent Spirit Award Nomination (Best Supporting Performance: “The Cathedral”), and a 2016 SAG Award, Critics Choice Award, Independent Spirit’s Robert Altman Award, and a Gotham Award for Best Ensemble, alongside Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams for starring in the 2016 Oscar®-winning film “Spotlight.”

Recent projects have included: the Broadway musical production of the 1962 film DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, starring opposite Kelli O’Hara where he originated the role of Joe Clay, played in the film by Jack Lemmon (May–July 2023); the HBO Max Miniseries “Love & Death” opposite Elizabeth Olsen in a cameo role (April 2023); and supporting roles in the films “Pain Hustlers,” opposite Emily Blunt and Chris Evans for Netflix directed by David Yates (October 2023) and “She Came To Me,” opposite Anne Hathaway, Peter Dinklage and Marisa Tomei, written and directed by Rebecca Miller (October 2023).

Other film credits include: The 2023 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award-winning film “The Cathedral,” directed by Ricky D’Ambrose; the 2022 Oscar-nominated film “West Side Story,” from Steven Spielberg; “Let Me Go” from Destry Spielberg; “The Kitchen” opposite Melissa McCarthy; “Song of Back and Neck” opposite Rosemary DeWitt; “All These Small Moments” opposite Molly Ringwald; the Damien Chazelle–directed “First Man” opposite Ryan Gosling; the Simon Kinberg directed, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix;” Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” opposite Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain; the Peter Landesman directed “Mark Felt: The Man Who Took Down The White House,” with Liam Neeson; Stephen King’s “1922,” directed by Zak Hilditch; the Danny Strong–directed JD Salinger biopic “Rebel in the Rye;” starring Nicholas Hoult; the crime pic “Devil’s Peak;” directed by Ben Young, with Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Wright, and Jackie Earle Haley; and Theresa Rebeck’s “Trouble,” starring Anjelica Huston.

At the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, The Creative Coalition awarded James with their Spotlight Award, presented to him by Aaron Sorkin on behalf of Brian’s work in “Felt” and “Molly’s Game.”

Other television credits include “Dear Edward,” “Evil,” Marvel’s “Hawkeye,” “The Comey Rule,” “Devs,” “13 Reasons Why.” “Manhunt: Unibomber,” “The Big C,” and “Smash.” James counts Executive Producer on his list of credits for the 2022 CBS series “How We Roll.”

Other key theater credits include: James’ Tony-nominated performance as the Baker, opposite Sara Bareilles in the revival of INTO THE WOODS (2023); originating the role of King George III in the off-Broadway Public Theater production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON (2015), and reprising it on Broadway in the summer of 2017; starring in Jez Butterworth’s THE FERRYMAN on Broadway, directed by Sam Mendes; starring opposite Ethan Hawke in Lincoln Center Theater’s MACBETH; TIME STANDS STILL opposite Laura Linney, and many, many more.

As a concert artist, James has performed worldwide at venues that included The White House, Madison Square Garden, and Carnegie Hall. Brian is also an avid marathon runner having completed the Chicago, Boston, and New York marathons.

ACTING CREDITS

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FILM


DEVIL’S PEAK

Bo

Thruline Entertainment/Ben Young, Dir.


SHE CAME TO ME

Trey

Protagonist Pictures/Rebecca Miller, dir.


THE CATHEDRAL

Richard Damrosch

Ravenser Odd/Ricky D’Ambrose, dir.


BOMBSHELL

Brian Wilson

Annapurna Pictures/Jay Roach, Dir.


THE KITCHEN

Jimmy Brennan

Warner Bros./Andrea Berloff, Dir.


X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX

President of the United States

Twentieth Century Fox/Simon Kinberg, Dir.


FIRST MAN

Joseph A. Walker

Universal PicturesDreamWorks StudiosTemple Hill ProductionsAmblin Entertainment/Damian Chazelle, Dir.


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.


MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

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


LOVE AND DEATH

Dr. Fred Fason

HBO Max


DEAR EDWARD

Bruce

Apple TV+


EVIL

Victor LeConte

Paramount Plus


HAWKEYE

Derek Bishop

Disney+


THE COMEY RULE

Mark Giuliano

Showtime


LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

Lawyer, SLAPP Suits

HBO


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


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Joe

Atlantic Theater Company/Michael Greif, Dir.

  • Tony Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical 
  • Drama Desk Awards Nomination: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical
  • Outer Critics Circle Awards nomination: Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Musical 

INTO THE WOODS

The Baker

St. James Theatre/Lear deBessonet, Dir.

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


THE FERRYMAN

Quinn Carney

Bernard B. Jacobs Theater/Sam Mendes, Dir.


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


DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

Joe

Atlantic Theater Company/Michael Greif, Dir.


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.”

Into the Woods

INTO THE WOODS Cast Album“It was a pure thrill for me to be at the 2023 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles when INTO THE WOODS won for Best Musical Theater Album. I’m so proud of our Into the Woods cast and crew, and of course it wouldn’t have been possible without the genius of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.”

INTO THE WOODS cast recording video

“Click the image to watch the YouTube video of Sara Bareilles and me singing “It Takes Two” at the cast recording sessions.”

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

THE TODAY SHOW (2017)


ABC (2017)

Interview about 2017 movie projects.


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