James Earl Jones II biography
James Earl Jones II
At Writers Theatre: Sweet Charity
James recently finished Will You Stand Up? – educating people about mental wellness (Erasing the Distance) and a workshop of Now and Then a Hero (Light Opera Works). His work has garnered Black Theatre Alliance Awards and Black Excellence Awards. Credits include Dreamgirls, The Full Monty (Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire), Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting (Lookingglass Theatre Company), Porgy & Bess (Court Theatre, Lyric Opera Chicago & San Francisco Opera), The Wiz (Joseph Jefferson nomination, Theater at the Center), Aida, Spamalot, Ragtime (Drury Lane Oakbrook Theater), A Civil War Christmas (Northlight Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (Ravinia Festival), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway in Chicago & Mason Street Warehouse), Dessa Rose (Appletree Theatre), Aspects of Love (Jedlicka Performing Arts Co.), I Pagliacci (Intimate Opera Co.), On the Town (New Classic Singers, The Gondoliers, Patience (Hyde Park G & S Opera Co.) , H.M.S. Pinafore (Savoy Aires G & S Opera Co.) and Pirates of Penzance (Elgin Chorale and Symphony. You can hear his voice on various commercials! James thanks his family & friends. For Semaje. (Bio Updated March 2013).