JAMES ALEXANDER is a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 1990 and is no stranger to the entertainment arena. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance and a 2013 Helen Hayes award nominee, he has an impressive list of credentials that spans the musical stage, cabaret, concerts, recordings and film.
This Christmas 2016, James will reprise the role of Pastor Jasper Greenwood in The Classical Theater of Harlem and The Apollo Theater's original production of THE FIRST NOEL: A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL. Book, music & lyrics by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb. Directed by Steve H. Broadnax lll, choreography by Brian H. Brooks on The Apollo Theater's mainstage. James was also featured in the world premiere of JOSEPHINE TONIGHT at Metro Stage directed and choreographed by Maurice Hines jr. He covered the voice of Audrey 2 and was dance captain in the Broadway National Tour of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, and starred Off- Broadway in A BRIEF HISTORY OF WHITE MUSIC (original cast) directed and choreographed by Ken Roberson. His other stage credentials include starring roles in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE (Big Mo), THE WIZ (Lion), CHILDREN OF EDEN (Father), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Ken) directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...FORUM (Marcus Lycus) Starring Eddie Mekka, and BUBBLIN’ BROWN SUGAR (Checkers Clark) directed by George Faison to name a few.
JAMES can be seen in Leigh Scott’s film “Witches Of Oz” starring Christopher Lloyd and Billy Boyd.
JAMES has shared the concert stage with such notable talents as Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Linda Eder, and Billy Preston, and has performed his one man show JAMES ALEXANDER SINGS JOHNNY MERCER and ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME, a tribute to the legendary Burt Bacharach and Hal David in venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His recording career produced the hit albums “Everyday’s A Holiday” and “Meet The Beat” (Melody House Records), “A Life That Can Never Be” (Jerome Records), and two recent independent single recordings: “All About Love” and “One Woman Man”.