Praised by Broadway World as a “compelling actor” with a “rich and powerful bass voice,” James Harrington debuts with Portland Opera in 2017 in SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR, a program of staged Monteverdi madrigals. In the summer of 2016, as a member of the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, he sang the roles of Billy Jackrabbit in LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST and Diener 4 in CAPRICCIO, and cover Count Capulet in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE and Major-Domo in CAPRICCIO. Earlier in the 2015-16 season, he sang Sergeant Meryll in THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD in St. Louis, and returned to Florida State University to perform Adam in Haydn’s THE CREATION, Pooh-Bah in THE MIKADO, and Seneca in L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA.
In addition to an active performing career in opera and musical theatre, Harrington is pursuing a Master’s degree at Florida State University, where he studies with David Okerlund and taught in the musical theatre department (a Playbill Magazine Top 10 musical theatre program). He received his Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, and has previously been a student of Thomas Studebaker, Donna McElroy, and David Ripley.
Teach applied voice lessons to a studio of 24 high school students in Leon County, Florida.
Taught applied voice lessons to performance-track students in a Playbill Magazine Top-10 Musical Theatre program.
Taught classes in vocal health, directed musical theatre scenes, and gave private voice instruction to high school students attending UFOMT's Broadway Bound camp in August 2014 and 2015.
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