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James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 50 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in The Great White Hope. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope. He is also known for his voice acting, most notably as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise as well as in many other film, stage, and television roles.
As a child Jones overcame a stutter that lasted for several years. A pre-med major in college, he went on to serve as a U.S. Army Ranger during the Korean War, before dedicating his career to acting.
On November 12, 2011, he received an Honorary Academy Award.


James Earl Jones is preparing for

  • The Winter's Tale - Musical Director

    20:45, Sun 25th April 2021 - Fri 30th April 2021 at London Palladium

    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as one of…

  • Mary Poppins - Director

    20:15, Sun 23rd May 2021 - Wed 26th May 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes. The musical is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by…

  • Jersey Boys - Lighting Designer

    20:30, Mon 30th August 2021 - Sat 4th September 2021 at Random Venue 18

    Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation,…

  • Antony and Cleopatra - Carpenter

    20:15, Mon 13th September 2021 - Fri 17th September 2021 at Random Venue 88
    20:15, Mon 20th September 2021 - Fri 24th September 2021 at Random Venue 88
    20:45, Mon 27th September 2021 - Fri 1st October 2021 at Random Venue 88

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives and follows the relat…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Annas

    20:30, Mon 4th October 2021 - Thu 7th October 2021 at Random Venue 12

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • Cats - Lighting Designer

    20:45, Sun 24th October 2021 - Thu 28th October 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Sound Designer

    19:15, Mon 31st January 2022 - Fri 4th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    12:00, Mon 7th February 2022 - Fri 11th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Mon 14th February 2022 - Fri 18th February 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • All My Sons - Lighting Designer

    20:00, Tue 22nd March 2022 at Barbican Centre

    All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1987.
    The play opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947,…

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Bass

    21:00, Sun 3rd April 2022 - Sat 9th April 2022 at Random Venue 57
    17:30, Sun 10th April 2022 - Sat 16th April 2022 at Random Venue 57
    15:15, Sun 17th April 2022 - Sat 23rd April 2022 at Random Venue 57

    Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage…

  • The Mousetrap - Choreographer

    14:00, Sun 17th April 2022 - Wed 20th April 2022 at Random Venue 49

    The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any…

  • The Taming of the Shrew - Producer

    20:30, Mon 18th April 2022 - Sat 23rd April 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592.
    The play begins with a framing device, often referred to as the Induction, in which a…

  • Cabaret - Set Designer

    20:30, Mon 2nd May 2022 - Fri 6th May 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film as well as numerous…


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