James Barbour is an award-winning Broadway Star and International concert artist who currently stars as The Phantom in Broadway’s longest-running smash hit musical The Phantom Of The Opera. James won the L.A. Ovation Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and was nominated for the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Sydney Carton in the Broadway musical version of A Tale of Two Cities. He also won the Sarasota Magazine Best Actor Award for the Asolo Rep pre-Broadway production. He has starred on Broadway in such Tony-Award winning shows as Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as The Beast, Carousel as Billy Bigelow, Urinetown as Officer Lockstock and as Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (Drama League Award nomination). He also appeared in the Broadway production of Cyrano and the national tour of The Secret Garden.
His CD, Bring Me Giants, is available on iTunes and his voice can be heard on the international recording of A Tale of Two Cities, the PS Classics recording of Assassins, the Sony Classical cast recording of Jane Eyre, The Gift on Geffen Records, Frank Wildhorn’s Dracula, and Broadway in Concert (for which he won an LA WEEKLY Garland Award).
His television credits range from the pilots of The District, Just Shoot Me, and Flashpoint to appearances on Sex and the City, Ed, That’s Life, Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein (PBS), Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice (CBS), the PBS mini-series American Experience: John & Abigail Adams (playing Thomas Jefferson) and the film version of A Tale of Two Cities for public television. Film credits include Alchemy (Tribeca Film Festival and ABC Family) starring opposite Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke; Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights, Waiting for Lefty, The Tell-Tale Heart and Twinkle Toes with Sally Kirkland.
As an author and producer, James is responsible for creating many concerts which have been seen in venues around the world, James Barbour: The Holiday Concert and Love Songs and Back From Broadway/Broadway in Concert, Frank Wildhorn’s DRACULA in Concert. He currently has two feature films and one documentary in development. Barbour has worked tirelessly in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is on the Artists’ Committee of The Actors Fund.