James Lee

A musical theatre and cabaret performer, voice-over artist, director and designer, James Lee has performed professionally for more than 32 years. Most recently James embodied the role of Roger De Bris in the critically acclaimed March 2021 production of The Producers (Altitude Theatre) at Brisbane Powerhouse. James theatre credits include Combeferre/Bamatobois in Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh), Wizard of the Oz (VCA & Sue Farrelly), Mac/Doc/Thug in 42nd Street (Helen Montague), The Phantom of the Opera (Cameron Mackintosh), Schultz in Miss Saigon (Cameron Mackintosh), Eureka The Musical (Essgee), Bye Bye Birdie & High Society (Production Company), Annie (Gordon Frost Organisation) and as Captain Terri Dennis in Privates on Parade (New Theatre). James spent three years understudying Topol in Fiddler on the Roof (TML Enterprises) & performed in the premiere Australian concert version of Jerry Springer the Opera (Sydney Opera House). James was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award in 2010 for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ for his performance of Molina in Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Gaiety Theatre) at the Darlinghurst Theatre. In 2014/15 he created the role of Captain Woodenhead in Andy Griffith’s The 26 Storey Treehouse (CDP), which toured to 55 cities around Australia. He is on the National Judging panel for Wakakirri, a regular performer with corporate acts The Three Waiters, Hypnotwist, Tenors Undercover & The Leading Men. In cabaret, two successful seasons of Being James Lee at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne and appearances at Showqueen Sunday Sydney. Television appearances include numerous commercials and Constable McLean in Rafferty’s Rules (Channel 7). He was a segment director alongside choreographer Ian Knowles for the Sydney 2002 Gay Games Opening Ceremony.
In 1999 James created ‘Hats Off’ with Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and directed & co-produced the first two and final concerts with fellow performer Margi De Ferranti and were joined with Trevor Ashley for the final concert in 2019. James played Harry in the acclaimed Opera Australia/GFO 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews.
Since relocating to Brisbane in 2018 he performed in ‘Boys of Sondheim’ at the Sydney Recital Hall for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019. Post COVID lockdown James starred in ‘Vice and Violins’ with Lizzie Moore, Luke Volker and the Cammerata String Quintet at the Brisbane Powerhouse October 2020. In 2021 James directed the musical ‘Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ at the CQU Conservatorium of Music. He is featured in Choomba’s recently music video hit ‘White Mercedes’.
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