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Brian d'Arcy James

Three-time Tony Award Nominee and Multi-Award Winner; Known for His Roles in "Shrek" and "Smash"

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Brian dArcy James is an award winning theater, film and television actor as well as a recording artist.

Brian is a two time Tony nominee, and an Obie and Drama Desk Award winner for his varied and extensive work in the theater on Broadway and off-Broadway.

Brian most recently starred as Bick Benedict earning a 2013 Drama Desk Nomination and Drama League Honor for his performance in The Public Theaters production of the new musical GIANT where he was described as a star of the first order (Huffington Post) in a powerhouse performance (NY1).

TV audiences will recognize Brian in the role of Frank Houston from the first two seasons of NBCs SMASH starring opposite Debra Messing.

Other TV credits include the pilot of a new NBC version of IRONSIDE starring Blair Underwood, THE GOOD WIFE on CBS, Showtimes THE BIG C, the pilot of JJ Abrams PERSON OF INTEREST as well appearing in the ABC series CASHMERE MAFIA, and FXs RESCUE ME. He recently co-created, co-produced and starred in an original, improvised comedy TV pilot called SHINY PEOPLE about the unique world of corporate entertainment.

On film Brian can be seen in the feature film ADMISSION starring Paul Rudd and Tina Fey. Other recent film credits include HBOs Emmy winning GAME CHANGE with Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin and also Ed Burns FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS. He will will re-team with Burns on his new project WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL which started shooting in January 2013.

Brian stars in the absurd and bittersweet comedy short film BIRD IN A BOX by Torstein Blixfjord where he plays a man who falls in love with his GPS device. Other film appearances include FRIENDS WITH KIDS, written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt as well as GHOST TOWN with Ricky Gervais where Brian plays Irish Eddie, a tattooed gangster.

On Broadway, he most recently earned rave reviews in the play TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies, starring along side Laura Linney, Christina Ricci and Eric Bogosian at the Cort Theater.

Brian started his illustrious career on Broadway when he appeared in BLOOD BROTHERS in 1993, taking over the lead role of Mickey for a limited time before leaving to join Nicholas Hytners acclaimed production of CAROUSEL at Lincoln Center. He continued with strong performances in TITANIC in the role of Barrett the Stoker, for which he received his first Drama League Nomination and a FANY Award. If there ever was a breakout role for me, it would definitely be playing the heroic and lovesick Barrett, says James.

Broadway highlights include a Tony nomination, a Drama Desk nomination, an Outer Critics Circle nomination and a Drama League Honor for his star turn as Sidney Falco in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS.

And for his portrayal of the lovable green ogre Shrek, Brian was honored with a Tony nomination and was awarded the Outer Critics Award as well as the Drama Desk Award for his performance in SHREK THE MUSICAL.

An accomplished and sought-after concert performer, Brian has appeared in esteemed concert halls all over the world. He made his highly acclaimed solo debut at the new New York City venue 54 Below with his show UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Brian will return for an encore of this show at 54 Below in September of 2013.

Other concert highlights include performing for President Clinton at the Kennedy Center Honors as well as his 2010 White House performance for President Obama and the First Family for PBSs BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. He has appeared at venues ranging from LAs Disney Hall to Madison Square Garden with Barry Manilow; from the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart to numerous appearances at The Kennedy Center. Brian has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall on many occasions as well.

His numerous recordings include but are not limited to his 2004 debut Solo Album entitled From Christmas Eve to Christmas Morn (featuring his original popular holiday song Michigan Christmas), Shrek the Musical, Irving Berlins White Christmas, Carousel, Floyd Collins, The Wild Party, and Sweet Smell of Success among many others. He can be heard along with numerous Broadway performers singing Alan Menken and Steven Schwartzs original songs in the Disney feature film Enchanted.

Brian dArcy James resides in New York City with his wife and daughter. He has supported and performed many times for an organization in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, called the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI). The mission of the FNI is the prevention, early diagnosis, care and cure of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries.

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Brian d'Arcy James

Three-time Tony Award Nominee and Multi-Award Winner; Known for His Roles in "Shrek" and "Smash"

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Brian d'Arcy James Biography

Brian dArcy James is an award winning theater, film and television actor as well as a recording artist.

Brian is a two time Tony nominee, and an Obie and Drama Desk Award winner for his varied and extensive work in the theater on Broadway and off-Broadway.

Brian most recently starred as Bick Benedict earning a 2013 Drama Desk Nomination and Drama League Honor for his performance in The Public Theaters production of the new musical GIANT where he was described as a star of the first order (Huffington Post) in a powerhouse performance (NY1).

TV audiences will recognize Brian in the role of Frank Houston from the first two seasons of NBCs SMASH starring opposite Debra Messing.

Other TV credits include the pilot of a new NBC version of IRONSIDE starring Blair Underwood, THE GOOD WIFE on CBS, Showtimes THE BIG C, the pilot of JJ Abrams PERSON OF INTEREST as well appearing in the ABC series CASHMERE MAFIA, and FXs RESCUE ME. He recently co-created, co-produced and starred in an original, improvised comedy TV pilot called SHINY PEOPLE about the unique world of corporate entertainment.

On film Brian can be seen in the feature film ADMISSION starring Paul Rudd and Tina Fey. Other recent film credits include HBOs Emmy winning GAME CHANGE with Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin and also Ed Burns FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS. He will will re-team with Burns on his new project WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL which started shooting in January 2013.

Brian stars in the absurd and bittersweet comedy short film BIRD IN A BOX by Torstein Blixfjord where he plays a man who falls in love with his GPS device. Other film appearances include FRIENDS WITH KIDS, written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt as well as GHOST TOWN with Ricky Gervais where Brian plays Irish Eddie, a tattooed gangster.

On Broadway, he most recently earned rave reviews in the play TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies, starring along side Laura Linney, Christina Ricci and Eric Bogosian at the Cort Theater.

Brian started his illustrious career on Broadway when he appeared in BLOOD BROTHERS in 1993, taking over the lead role of Mickey for a limited time before leaving to join Nicholas Hytners acclaimed production of CAROUSEL at Lincoln Center. He continued with strong performances in TITANIC in the role of Barrett the Stoker, for which he received his first Drama League Nomination and a FANY Award. If there ever was a breakout role for me, it would definitely be playing the heroic and lovesick Barrett, says James.

Broadway highlights include a Tony nomination, a Drama Desk nomination, an Outer Critics Circle nomination and a Drama League Honor for his star turn as Sidney Falco in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS.

And for his portrayal of the lovable green ogre Shrek, Brian was honored with a Tony nomination and was awarded the Outer Critics Award as well as the Drama Desk Award for his performance in SHREK THE MUSICAL.

An accomplished and sought-after concert performer, Brian has appeared in esteemed concert halls all over the world. He made his highly acclaimed solo debut at the new New York City venue 54 Below with his show UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Brian will return for an encore of this show at 54 Below in September of 2013.

Other concert highlights include performing for President Clinton at the Kennedy Center Honors as well as his 2010 White House performance for President Obama and the First Family for PBSs BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. He has appeared at venues ranging from LAs Disney Hall to Madison Square Garden with Barry Manilow; from the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart to numerous appearances at The Kennedy Center. Brian has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall on many occasions as well.

His numerous recordings include but are not limited to his 2004 debut Solo Album entitled From Christmas Eve to Christmas Morn (featuring his original popular holiday song Michigan Christmas), Shrek the Musical, Irving Berlins White Christmas, Carousel, Floyd Collins, The Wild Party, and Sweet Smell of Success among many others. He can be heard along with numerous Broadway performers singing Alan Menken and Steven Schwartzs original songs in the Disney feature film Enchanted.

Brian dArcy James resides in New York City with his wife and daughter. He has supported and performed many times for an organization in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, called the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI). The mission of the FNI is the prevention, early diagnosis, care and cure of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries.

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  • How Brian d'Arcy James Perfects His On-Stage Irish Accent in "The Ferryman"
    Brian d'Arcy James shares how he perfected his Irish accent onstage for his role in the new Broadway play, "The Ferryman," all while keeping the...
  • Brian d'Arcy James On Playing Henry Murray In "Manhunt ...

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  • How to book Brian d'Arcy James?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian d'Arcy James for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian d'Arcy James, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian d'Arcy James or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian d'Arcy James?

    Booking fees for Brian d'Arcy James, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian d'Arcy James, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian d'Arcy James?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian d'Arcy James for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian d'Arcy James for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian d'Arcy James or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian d'Arcy James or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brian d'Arcy James is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian d'Arcy James for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Brian d'Arcy James generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Toby Sebastian, Tim Lopez, Moe BellaGloria, Nikki Deloach and Alan Arkin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian d'Arcy James for an upcoming event.

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  • How Brian d'Arcy James Perfects His On-Stage Irish Accent in "The Ferryman"
    Brian d'Arcy James shares how he perfected his Irish accent onstage for his role in the new Broadway play, "The Ferryman," all while keeping the authenticity of the original play.
    Brian d'Arcy James On Playing Henry Murray In "Manhunt ...

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