James Stacy Barbour

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James Barbour (born April 25, 1966),, is a singer and Broadway actor. He graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Acting and a minor in Philosophy.

James Barbour
Born (1966-04-25) April 25, 1966 (age 48)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Theatre credits[edit]

In late 2007, he performed the role of Sydney Carton in a world premiere pre-Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities at the historic Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.[1]

He was cast once more as Sydney Carton in the Broadway musical adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, which opened for preview on August 19, 2008, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York.[2]

He also starred on Broadway in such Tony Award-winning and nominated shows as Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, Jane Eyre (for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award), Urinetown, and Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.

Solo career[edit]

He started a Holiday Concert series in 2008, launching it at Sardis restaurant in New York singing many Holiday classics.[3] Each performance featured a guest star. These guest stars included Brandi Burkhardt, Michael Hayward Jones, Natalie Toro, Deborah Gibson, Marla Schaffel, Gregory Genoret, Tom Cavanaugh, Marc Kudisch, and Kevin Earley.[4]

Due to the success of this concert, Sardi's ask him to create another concert which he made a Love Songs concert. The concert featured numerous Broadway classics. This concert was later extended to more performances as a result of great sales.[5] This concert, like the Holiday Concert, also included a guest performer at each performance. These guests included Jenny Powers, Lauren Kennedy, Julia Murney, Laura Osnes,[6] J. Mark McVey, Morgan James,[7] Constantine Maroulis, Lee Roy Reams, Tim Shew, Daniel Zorovich, Jason Watson, Todd Murray, Paige Davis, Patrick Page, Kerry O'Malley, Rebecca Robbins, Robert Cuccioli, Ryan Silverman, Andrea McArdle, John Schuck, Jeff McCarthy, and Kevin Greene. These guests were announced one by one on James Barbour's official blog.[8][9]

He repeated the holidays concerts in 2009 in both New York and Los Angeles.[10] The New York performances were held at Bill's 1890 Restaurant & Café and the Los Angeles performance at The Colony Theatre.

2010 saw him expand these concerts to six cities, including 142 THROCKMORTON THEATRE Mill Valley, CA, (Sunday, December 5), THE MAGIC CASTLE in Hollywood, CA (Monday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 7), a private Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in Morristown, NJ (Friday, December 10), BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB in New York City (Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13) and a Special Fundraiser for the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind at the PACIFIC CLUB in Honolulu, Hawaii (Monday, December 27).[11]

He co-founded Laughing Dog Entertainment with Steve Binder.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Barbour was born April 25, 1966 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

He is married to fellow performer Dana Stackpole (born February 25, 1966).[13] The couple first met during the revival of Carousel at Lincoln Center, when he took over the part of Billy Bigelow, and Ms. Stackpole played Louise. They have one daughter named Hudson, born August 29, 2008.

He has given benefit concerts for his alma Mater Hofstra University.[14]

In April 2006, Barbour was arrested and charged with having inappropriate relations with a female minor five and half years prior.[15][16][17] In the Fall of 2006, he was indicted by a grand jury in New York for said crime.[18][19][20][21][22] In January 2008, he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanour counts of endangering the welfare of a minor in exchange for a lesser sentence of 60 days in jail and three years probation. Also, in accordance with his plea bargain, Barbour made a public allocution to these misdemeanors.[23][24] he began his sixty-day jail sentence at Rikers Island on February 29, 2008.[25]

He has been an Artist Committee Board member of The Actors Fund Of America for since 2000[26] during which time he has performed many charitable fundraisers in support of the Fund and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

In 2009 he gave a benefit concert for The Actor's Fund Of America at Finesteins At The Regency in New York City.[27]

In 2014 he gave a fundraising performance for Scientology.[28]

Broadway[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 Drama League Award - Edward Rochester, Jane Eyre ~ The Musical (WIN)
  • 2006/7 LA Weekly Garland Award - Back From Broadway (WIN)
  • 2007 Sarasota Magazine Award for Best Actor in a Musical - Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities (WIN - Tie)
  • 2008-2009 BroadwayWorld Fan Choice Award for Best Actor in a Musical - Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities (Finalist /Runner-Up )
  • 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical - Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities (Nomination)
  • 2009 Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Musical - Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities (Nomination)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Variety, October 29, 2007
  2. ^ [2], Broadway.com, July 23, 2008
  3. ^ http://broadwayworld.com/article/James_Barbours_Sardis_Holiday_Concert_Series_Begins_Festive_Run_1220_20081220
  4. ^ http://jamesbarbour.blogspot.com/2008_12_01_archive.html
  5. ^ http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_James_Barbours_LOVE_SONGS_at_Sardis_20090302
  6. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/125528-Grease%27s_Osnes_Will_Join_Barbour_for_Sardi%27s_Concert
  7. ^ http://jamesbarbour.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html
  8. ^ http://jamesbarbour.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html
  9. ^ http://jamesbarbour.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html
  10. ^ http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/JAMES_BARBOURS_HOLIDAY_CONCERT_2009_Comes_To_NYC_And_LA_20091117
  11. ^ http://broadwayworld.com/article/James_Barbour_Launches_SixCity_Holiday_Concert_Tour_20101204
  12. ^ "Steve Binder Bio". 
  13. ^ NEW YORK POST, Barbour pictured with wife, Dana Stackpole
  14. ^ "Hofstra Entertainment Presents James Barbour: Broadway in Concert". Hofstra University. 
  15. ^ Murray Weiss (2006-04-06). "Actor in Sex Arrest" (archive). New York Post. 
  16. ^ Nicole Kristal (2006-04-06). "Broadway Actor Arrested for Abuse". Backstage.com. 
  17. ^ Remain Silent? Some in Custody Spell It All Out, New York Times, January 5, 2007
  18. ^ Laura Italiano (2006-12-06). "Sexy 'beast' busted as perv". New York Post. 
  19. ^ Laura Italiano (2006-12-07). "'Beast' had even younger prey". New York Post. 
  20. ^ "'Beauty and the Beast' Actor Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Sexual Abuse of a 15-Year-Old Girl". Fox News. 2006-12-06. 
  21. ^ Gross Idea in Broadway Actor's Sex Abuse Case
  22. ^ SAMUEL MAULL (2007-07-20). "Court Gags Broadway Beast Actor's Lawyer". Washington Post. 
  23. ^ BEAST: I PAWED GAL, 15, by Laura Italiano, The New York Post, January 4, 2008
  24. ^ Type casting: Broadway 'Beast' pleads guilty to molestation, The New York Daily News, January 3, 2008
  25. ^ Laura Italiano (2008-03-01). "BROADWAY BEAST CAGED". New York Post. 
  26. ^ "The Artists' Committee". The Actor's Fund. 
  27. ^ "The Actor's Fund Performance". Feinstein's at Loews Regency. 
  28. ^ "Ideal Org Event Recap". Scientology Flyer on Tony Ortega's Blog. 

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