Vocal Technique/ Song Interpretation/ Acting Through Song/ College Audition/ Self Tape Coaching/ Acting & Scene Study and Career Coaching - Virtual
James is an Award-Winning Director / Producer of New Works, Classic Musicals, and Contemporary Dramas, whose stage and video work has been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, US, London, Paris, and Tokyo. His production of 33 Variations was cited as one of the decade's best regional productions of a play by Broadway World; simultaneously, he was named a vocalist of the decade by the same publication!
As co-founder of Thirty Saints Productions, he created Broadway Songbook® and is an investing partner in the Broadway Production of Come From Away. As an actor, he played The Rum Tum Tugger in CATS on Broadway, toured as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and played The Witch in Into The Woods. Jamie has written several published/produced musicals and has staged over 200 productions, including The Wizard of Oz at Madison Square Garden and its subsequent three-year national tour, In The Heights, White Christmas, Singin' In The Rain, Joseph, Rocky Horror, Smokey Joe's and Beehive. As the Producing Artistic Director for Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (Minnesota) from 2005-2017 and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma from 1995-1997 and as Interim Artistic Director of Stage One (Wichita) from 1998-1999, he has consistently advocated and fought to promote diverse and inclusive hiring and programming both on and off stage. In 2019, The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds recognized his 30 years of dedication, craft, and contribution to the theater at their annual Broadway Salutes ceremony. He has sung back-up for Frank Sinatra and country legend Eddy Arnold.
My daughter loved coaching with James Rocco. Being a director himself, his unique insight into what a director is looking for is invaluable and played a large part in why my daughter booked the job he coached her for. Not only did he help her make strong choices in a very short period of time, but the choices were smart and capitalized on her strengths. His years of experience made his insight and guidance specific and effective. She went into her callbacks knowing that she was prepared and prepared in the right way.
- Kathryn Hay