August 5, 1971
Havre de Grace, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University|
James Stanek (born August 5, 1971) is an American theatre, film, and television actor.
Stanek was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland and raised in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He attended the Seneca Valley School District where he performed in such musicals as Grease and Little Shop of Horrors, among others. In Stanek's senior year of high school he auditioned for, and was accepted, into the Mini Stars musical theatre program at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
He attended and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
Stanek and his wife, Beth, currently reside in Manhattan, where they raise their three sons.
New York theatre
|1996||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum||Hero||Broadway|
|2000||Saturday Night||u/s Campbell, McDonald, Sorge||Off-Broadway|
|2001||The Good Companions||Performer||Off-Broadway|
|2001||Cyrano de Bergerac||Performer||Off-Broadway|
|2004||Best Foot Forward||Performer||Off-Broadway|
|2004||The Rivals||Footman; u/s Bob Acres, David, Fag||Broadway|
|2005||Little Women||(standby) Braxton, Laurie, Mr. Brooke, Rodrigo||Broadway|
|2006||Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris||Performer||Off-Broadway|
|2007||Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change||Performer||Off-Broadway|
|2007||Frankenstein, A New Musical||Henry Clerval; u/s Victor||Off-Broadway|
|2009||The Story of My Life||Ensemble||Broadway|
|2010||Jacques Brel Returns||Performer||Off-Broadway|
|2011||Freud's Last Season||C.S. Lewis||Off-Broadway|
|2011||A Tree Grows in Brooklyn||Johnny||Off-Broadway|
|2013||A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder||Swing||Broadway|
|2015||Fun Home||Bruce (standby)||Broadway|
- "Roman Holiday" (The Guthrie Theater [Minneapolis, MN])
- Ace (Signature Theatre)
- The Producers (North Shore Music Theatre)
- Carnival (Kennedy Center)
- Lestat (Curran Theatre)
- My Fair Lady (McCarter Theatre Center)
- The Threepenny Opera (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
- Damn Yankees (American Musical Theatre of San Jose)
- Chrysalis (Adirondack Theatre Festival)
- The Three Musketeers (American Musical Theatre of San Jose)
- Let's Face It (New York Historical Society)
- Thoroughly Modern Millie (La Jolla Playhouse)
- Purlie (Kennedy Center)
- Pippin (Bay Street Theatre)
- Mame (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera)
- George M! (St. Louis MUNY)
|1998||Law & Order||Arraignment Clerk||Television||one episode|
|1998||The Adversaries||Series Regular||TV Movie||as "James Stanek"|
|2000||Mary and Rhoda||Official Tour Guide||TV Movie|
|2000||Brooklyn Sonnet||Jimmy O'Conner||TV Movie||as "James Stanek"|
|2001||MisGuiding Light||Floyd Boyd||TV Mini-Series|
|2008||Olive Garden||Olive Garden Enthusiast||Commercial|
|2010||As the World Turns||Nathan Randall||Television||one episode|
|2011||No Matter What||Berkeley||Film|
|2013||The Good Wife||Todd Koopman||Television||one episode|
- Kitty's Kisses (Original Studio Cast)
- Frankenstein (Original Off-Broadway Cast)
- Lestat (Original Broadway Cast)
- The 3hree Musketeers (Original American Cast)
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996 Broadway Revival Cast)
The Lestat original Broadway cast recording was recorded by Mercury Records on May 22, 2006 at Sony Studios in New York City. Planned release was July 11, 2006 but has been postponed indefinitely. In August 2006 after numerous rumors of an August release date, Elton John's website released this statement:
"We have received many messages asking when the Lestat cast album will be released. According to Elton's management, there are no plans to release the album at present."
The cast album has still yet to be released.