James Leaming*

JAMES LEAMING: Founding member (1985) of American Blues Theater, Chicago. On-Going: National tours of Defamation and Botanic Garden– Canamac Productions; This Wonderful Life- solo version of It’s A Wonderful Life (47 characters): American Blues Theater, North Coast Rep, CA; Laguna Playhouse, CA; Cleveland Play House, OH; Syracuse Stage, NY; Asolo Repertory Theatre, FL-  (directed by Peter Amster & Carmen Roman). Regional Theater: Indiana Rep, Kitchen Theater, NY; Geva Theatre, NY; North Coast Repertory Theatre, CA; Alliance Theatre, GA; Peninsula Players, WI; Asolo Repertory, FL. Chicago:, Steppenwolf, First Folio, Northlight, Next, Victory Gardens, Goodman, Drury Lane, Fox Theatricals, Second City, Body Politic. Training: American Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco), Second City (Chicago). Awards: 2000 After Dark Award, Chicago- Best Actor; 2009 Sarasota Magazine Awards- Best Actor and Best Show; 2012 Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago- set design; 2014 Craig Noel Award nomination, San Diego- solo performance; 2018 Joseph Jefferson Award nomination, Chicago- solo performance. Film/TV: Chicago Fire, Mind Games, Prison Break, Early Edition, Running Scared, Code Of Silence.

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