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About!

James Arthur Douglas is a New York City Based Singer & Actor, currently performing with The Atlanta Opera in a bilingual version of Rossini’s delightful and energetic The Barber of Seville. Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 45-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, and demonstrates the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind.

Designed to travel, The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour productions are presented in schools and community venues across the state of Georgia each season. Educators are provided with comprehensive Study Guides which feature cross-curricular lesson plans and activities corresponding to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Most recently, James was awarded 2nd Prize at the 2019 Pro Mozart Society of Atlanta Scholarship Competition.

On March 12th, it was announced that James would step into the titular role of The Beast in Prather Production’s Beauty and the Beast at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers, Florida.

Early Life 

James was born and raised in Rome, Georgia a small town Northwest of Atlanta. He started acting in small musicals at his elementary school and continued doing shows throughout secondary school. 

James continued his education at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance. James was active in Operas and Operetta produced by the school. He was also heavily involved with the Furman Chamber Choir, Furman Singers, and Bell Tower Boys. 

His passion for music theatre rose from his time spent with the Furman University Pauper Players, a student-run musical theatre group started by award-winning and well-renowned music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the current music director for Mean Girls on Broadway. James served as the Stage Director for 3 of their shows: Shrek the MusicalYou're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Hairspray.  

Career 

In November 2016, James and a select group of 15 other members of the Furman Singers performed with Kristin Chenoweth and Mary-Mitchell Campbell in her Broadway Show My Love Letter to Broadway.  

After graduating from Furman University, James performed with the Harrower Summer Opera Program as Chevalier de la Force in Dialogue of the Carmelites. He has since made the move to NYC where he continues his training in Voice, Acting, and Dance. James recently performed in New York at the SeriousFun Gala under the direction of Mary-Mitchell Campbell performing You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen with Morgan Freeman, Kevin Bacon, and Liam Neeson in attendance

In August of 2018, James portrayed Clifford (Cliff) Bradshaw in Cabaret at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, New York, and closed 2018 with his New York City Debut as Brom Bones in Sleepy Hollow the Musical at the Players Theater.

Since January 12th of 2019, James has been performing with the Atlanta Opera as Count Almaviva in their touring, bi-lingual version of The Barber of Seville. Between January and May 2019, James and The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour will perform 62 performances for over 15,000 students in the Greater Atlanta area.

Most recently, James was awarded 2nd Prize at the 2019 Pro Mozart Society of Atlanta Scholarship Competition.

On March 12th, it was announced that James would step into the titular role of The Beast in Prather Production’s Beauty and the Beast at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers, Florida.

Positions Held Outside Acting 

James serves as an administrator and project manager for Arthur Outdoor, a billboard company founded in 2017.

James is currently co-authoring the book "A Man of Peace Goes to War" a World War II memoir based on the writings of Harold Storey, a WWII veteran. 

Personal Life

James currently resides in New York City.