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Morgan James



Biography

MORGAN JAMES is a classically trained vocalist, Broadway veteran and recording artist.
In concert, Ms. James recently appeared with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in an all Bernstein program, led by Brett Mitchell. She appeared with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, Breckinridge Music Festival and Colorado Symphony performing her solo Bernstein show, conducted by Teddy Abrams. Morgan was featured with the Philadelphia Orchestra in “West Side Story” in concert, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Morgan has had the honor of being in the Bernstein MASS three times: with the Louisville Orchestra (conducted by Teddy Abrams), the Philadelphia Orchestra (conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin), as well as with Baltimore Symphony at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, (conducted by Marin Alsop).

Ms. James’ symphony appearances include Detroit, Utah, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Louisville, San Diego, Youngstown, Fort Meyers, Missouri, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Ocean City Pops, Greensboro, Allentown, Long Bay Symphony.

On Broadway, Morgan has appeared in the Original Broadway Casts of Motown: The Musical, Godspell, Wonderland and The Addams Family. She recently toured Europe and the US with her own soul band, and she also toured Europe, Australia and the U.S. with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, and is featured in many of their videos. Her videos on YouTube have garnered 100 million views (and counting).

As a recording artist, Ms. James recently released her newest album of original soul music, "Reckless Abandon", as well as her debut studio album entitled "Hunter", and a live album dedicated to the music of Nina Simone (Epic Records). She received her voice training at The Juilliard School. For more information and tour dates, please visit her website: www.morganjamesonline.com.

Instagram: @morganajames
Morgan James