Mr. James was born in Rochester, NY, and grew up primarily in Los Angeles. It was
in LA that he first discovered his love for musical theater, and where he attended the
prestigious Hamilton Academy of Music. He has since been in constant demand both
nationally and internationally, and has over 60 professional theater credits to his name.
Jeremiah was one of the youngest performers ever to be nominated for a Los Angeles
Theater Ovation award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Bobby
Child in Crazy for You, a role he repeated in several subsequent productions. That same
year, he earned critical acclaim for his performance as George Gibb in the Will Geer
Theatricum Botanicum production of Our Town.
Much of Jeremiah's time in LA was also spent working on television, films, commercials,
and voiceovers. He had numerous spots on daytime soaps like Port Charles and
General Hospital, and in 2002 he landed a supporting role in the independent film May
Day starring Geoffery Lewis.
Shortly after his independent film debut, Jeremiah premiered the new Disney musical
review The Golden Mickeys. This show was directed by Tony award-nominated director
Diana Paulus, and is now performed all over the world. After his success with Disney,
Jeremiah earned critical acclaim throughout the United States for his performance
as Curly in the Broadway/London 1st National Tour of the Trevor Nunn/Cameron
Mackintosh revival of Oklahoma!
His performance in Oklahoma! caught the eye of one of the UK’s most influential
entertainment impresarios: Jonathan Shalit. As a result, Jeremiah was asked to be a
part of Theatreland’s first supergroup: Teatro. Their self-titled debut album is the latest
collaborative recording venture by Sony/BMG and Jonathan Shalit. Accompanied by the
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the album went Gold in the UK less than a month after
its release, making Teatro one of the fastest-selling theater groups of all time. Teatro's
album has since been released around the world, going number one in the classical charts
in South Africa and number six on the pop charts. It is now well on its way to Platinum
status in Belgium.
Along with his fellow Teatro members, Jeremiah has performed on a massive collection
of television and radio programs. Some favorites include two performances on the
Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning on ITV, The BBC New Years Eve countdown,
GMTV This Morning, and many others. In total, he has been seen on television by over
80 million people around the world. Teatro has also had the extraordinary pleasure of
performing in concerts throughout England and the US, as well as in Egypt, the UAE,
Romania, Scotland, and many others. In addition, Teatro has had the unbelievable honor
of performing for, and personally meeting, Her Majesty The Queen of England.
Shortly after Teatro achieved international stardom, Jeremiah was asked to play Billy
Bigelow (arguably one of the best roles in musical theater) in the New West End revival
of Roger and Hammerstein’s Carousel, Directed by Lindsey Posner. This role earned
Jeremiah enormous critical claim throughout the UK.
After he returned to the US, Jeremiah joined the ranks of such musical theatre stars as
Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, and John Tartaglia by signing a two-album deal with
Yellowsound Records. His debut solo album, entitled Jeremiah James: Tupelo, was
released on August 10, 2010, at a critically-acclaimed launch at the Hayworth Theater in
Concurrent with the successful release of his debut solo album, Jeremiah has continued
to thrive in the musical theater world. He recently created the role of Dr. Shocker in
the new musical The Gay Bride of Frankentstein at NYMF, and reprised the role in
the show’s regional debut at SC Rep Theater. His performance there earned him a NH
Spotlight Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He also played the Beast
in Disney's Beauty & the Beast; and in August of 2010 returned to the role of Curly in the
Sacramento Music Circus Production of Oklahoma!
As 2011 approached, Jeremiah realized his dream of using his talents to help those in
need. Jeremiah was contacted by a children's cancer foundation in Zimbabwe called
Kidzcan, an organization run by brave and selfless women who have dedicated their
lives to helping child cancer patients who cannot afford cancer treatments. They have
saved countless lives across Zimbabwe. Working side by side with the extraordinary
women of Kidzcan, Jeremiah arranged for Teatro to fly to Zimbabwe and perform two
benefit concerts. In total, Teatro raised $50,000 for the charity, every penny of which
went directly to the children who needed it most. Jeremiah and the other members of
Teatro continue to champion Kidzcan and its selfless cause throughout the world. http://
2011 started off with a bang! Jeremiah launched his album Tupelo: Live from NYC (with
new horn arrangements by Music Director Dan Taylor), which he gave away as a free
download to thank all of his loyal fans around the world for their constant support.
This past April, Jeremiah had the unbelievable honor of teaming up with composer
Jonathan Brielle for a reading of his new musical Nightmare Alley. This project is
moving forward, and will star Jeremiah in its next incarnation.
When June rolled around, Jeremiah was contacted by Tony award-nominated Director
Marcia Milgram Dodge and asked to join a star-studded cast in a reading of Sense
and Sensibility: The Musical. Playing the role of John Willoughby, Jeremiah was
reunited not only with Miss Dodge, but also with his leading lady and friend from
Oklahoma: the beautiful and talented Brandi Burkhardt. After the presentation, the cast
reunited to record the demo of the production. This recording can be found at http://
Later that month, Jeremiah once again teamed up with composer Jon Brielle and MD
Dan Taylor to begin working on his second album, a collection of original tunes by Jon
Brielle. The team anticipates a release in mid-January, 2012.
Coming up next, Jeremiah will be starring in two readings directed by Michael Busch.
The first is called The Countess of Storyville, and the second is called The Piper. In
The Piper, Jeremiah will be starring opposite Tony nominee Christian Noll. Jeremiah
will spend this year’s holidays in St. Paul MN playing the role of the Prince in Rogers
and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, reuniting with well-known Los Angeles Director Nick
DeGruccio and with all his friends at the wonderful Ordway Theater. When not on
stage as the Prince, Jeremiah will be reviewing the mastered versions of songs from his