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June 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $15
Morgan James is not just a great soul artist…or a great R&B artist, or even a great jazz artist. The classically trained vocalist is malleable enough to encompass several genres, while displaying vocals reminiscent of Motown-era greats, all the while making her mark on Broadway. Morgan is armed with the chops to blow people away, and the musicianship to craft every tune. Mix a bit of Nina Simone with Aretha Franklin, add the warmth of Eva Cassidy and the musical passion of Prince, and you will start to get an idea of what kind of artist Morgan James is. She has been called “utter perfection… her vocal expertise was almost painfully beautiful. She could sing every style and genre of music flawlessly.”
At home on the Broadway, concert and rock stages Morgan James is one of the country’s most sought-after singers. She is a versatile vocalist, easily maneuvering between genres. As a solo artist, she has played to sold-out crowds at popular NY nightspots such as Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center, Dominion, Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and Rockwood Music Hall.
Her Broadway credits include the first-ever Broadway revival of Godspell (singing “Turn Back, O Man”), and the original casts of Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland (where she covered, and closed the Broadway cast playing, Alice), and The Addams Family, starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. Regional theatre credits include leading roles at Barrington Stage Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, The O’Neill Theatre Center, and Arizona Theatre Company. Morgan was a featured soloist in Bernstein’s MASS with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Marin Alsop) at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. She has also sung with the Utah Symphony. Click here for the full resume.
A veteran of commercials and voice-overs, in addition to her extensive theatre and concert career, she has participated in numerous workshops and readings of new theatre works. Her discography includes the Broadway cast recordings of Godspell, Wonderland, The Addams Family, and Elf; and the concept albums of The Little Princess and Tears from Heaven, and is featured on several composer and artist albums. (For complete discography, please visit the Media page.) She is a proud member of AEA, AFTRA, and SAG.