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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.

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James Earl Jones is preparing for

  • Sweet Charity - Producer

    21:00, Thu 6th August 2020 - Sun 9th August 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon…

  • The Pajama Game - Lighting Designer

    21:00, Fri 11th September 2020 - Tue 15th September 2020 at Barbican Centre

    The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker…

  • God of Carnage - Producer

    16:15, Wed 21st October 2020 - Sun 25th October 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    God of Carnage is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the…

  • The Duchess of Malfi - Director

    19:30, Thu 29th October 2020 - Mon 2nd November 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Thu 5th November 2020 - Mon 9th November 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    17:00, Thu 12th November 2020 - Mon 16th November 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audience…

  • Richard II - Isabella of Valois

    19:30, Sat 31st October 2020 at Random Venue 88
    20:00, Sun 1st November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:15, Tue 3rd November 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:45, Thu 5th November 2020 at London Palladium
    20:00, Sat 7th November 2020 at Random Venue 18
    20:00, Mon 9th November 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a…

  • The Music Man - Set Designer

    19:45, Fri 25th December 2020 - Tue 29th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer…

  • Rock of Ages - Producer

    13:30, Wed 6th January 2021 - Mon 11th January 2021 at Random Venue 58

    Rock of Ages is a rock/jukebox musical, with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features…

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Marcy Park

    12:30, Thu 3rd June 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    15:45, Fri 4th June 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:30, Mon 7th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:15, Wed 9th June 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:45, Sat 12th June 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:45, Mon 14th June 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    14:30, Wed 16th June 2021 at Random Venue 71
    16:15, Thu 17th June 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Sat 19th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay…

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Vice Principal Douglas Panch

    20:15, Thu 2nd September 2021 - Sun 5th September 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay…

  • Grease - The Teen Angel

    20:30, Thu 9th September 2021 - Sun 12th September 2021 at The Old Vic

    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell…

  • Sister Act the Musical - Sister Mary Robert

    21:00, Wed 13th October 2021 - Sun 17th October 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Wed 20th October 2021 - Sun 24th October 2021 at The Old Vic
    21:00, Wed 27th October 2021 - Sun 31st October 2021 at The Old Vic

    Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on…

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Violin

    19:45, Thu 11th November 2021 - Tue 16th November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    15:15, Thu 18th November 2021 - Tue 23rd November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:45, Thu 25th November 2021 - Tue 30th November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    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…

  • Oklahoma! - Aunt Eller

    17:00, Fri 26th November 2021 - Mon 29th November 2021 at Random Venue 91

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Costume Designer

    20:00, Fri 26th November 2021 - Mon 29th November 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    13:30, Fri 3rd December 2021 - Mon 6th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    14:15, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    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…

  • Richard III - King Edward IV

    13:30, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England…

  • Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Set Designer

    19:45, Sat 18th December 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:00, Tue 21st December 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    21:45, Wed 22nd December 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:15, Sat 25th December 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the…

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