James Lee

A musical theatre and cabaret performer, voice-over artist, director and designer, James Lee has performed professionally for more than 28 years. James theatre credits include Combeferre/Bamatobois in Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh), Wizard of the Oz (VCA & Sue Farrelly), Mac/Doc/Thug in 42nd Street (Helen Montague), The Phantom of the Opera (Cameron Mackintosh), Schultz in Miss Saigon (Cameron Mackintosh), Eureka The Musical  (Essgee), Bye Bye Birdie & High Society (Production Company), Annie (Gordon Frost Organisation) and as Captain Terri Dennis in Privates on Parade (New Theatre). James spent three years understudying Topol in Fiddler on the Roof (TML Enterprises) & performed in the premiere Australian concert version of  Jerry Springer the Opera (Sydney Opera House). James was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award in 2010 for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ for his performance of Molina in Kiss of the Spiderwoman at the Darlinghurst Theatre. In 2014/15 he created the role of Captain Woodenhead in Andy Griffith’s The 26 Storey Treehouse (CDP), which toured to 55 cities around Australia. He is on the National Judging panel for Wakakirri, a regular performer with corporate acts The Three Waiters, Hypnotwist, Tenors Undercover & The Leading Men.   In cabaret, two successful seasons of Being James Lee at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne and regular appearances at Showqueen Sunday.  Television appearances include numerous commercials and Constable McLean in Rafferty’s Rules (Channel 7).
In 1999 James created ‘Hats Off’ with Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS  and directed & co-produced the first two concerts with fellow performer Margi De Ferranti. He, Margi and Trevor Ashley are producing and directing this years 20th anniversary Hats Off concert. Currently James is playing Harry in the acclaimed Opera Australia/GFO production of My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews.