Mr. James, a native of Atlanta and a graduate of Morehouse College, portrayed Benny in the Broadway production of Rent
. His off-Broadway and regional credits include Barnstormer
, Ain't Misbehavin'
, Once on This Island
and Cotton Patch Gospel
. He also has appeared in films including Bill Condon's Dreamgirls
, Downtown: A Street Tale
, House of Grim
and the D.K. Holmes feature Burning Sands
. On television, Mr. James has appeared on General Hospital
, All My Children
. Currently, he is putting the finishing touches on his debut album, Love Is
, as well as working on a one-man show called Son of the South
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