Morgan is an experienced screen and theatre singer and actor. Originally from Wales, his first stage experience was aged 9 at Porth Working Men’s Club, to raise money for his local amateur dramatics society. He carried on performing into his teens, working on television, classical theatre tours, and played lead parts in musicals including Grease and Godspell for the National Youth Theatre.
After graduating in Drama and American History, he forged a career as a stage actor, mainly in classical theatre. He was soon offered a part in Guy Retallack’s production of Richard III, starring Eddie Marsan and went on to work for the Royal Shakespeare Company. As a singer Morgan studied under Ian Adams, who was working with the likes of Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman and Michael Ball. He took part in many concerts and workshops in London, working with performers and artists including Barbara Cook and Willy Russell, and sang at the London memorial service for ABC’s journalist Peter Jennings.
He then landed the role of lead singer on the world tour of Riverdance, performing in front of 35,000 people on the opening night in Berlin, Germany.
Over the last 4 years Morgan has been the continuity voice for the BBC/UKTV channel Watch.
Morgan has been working on the London cabaret circuit for many years, with musical directors Michael Roulston, Nathan Martin and Richard Link. He has appeared at The 606 Club, Leicester Square Theatre and Lauderdale House, as well as a season with the Holland Park Open Air Opera, performing in L’Arlesiana.
He has also performed internationally, in Dublin, Vienna, Milan and Los Angeles. In 2011 and 2012 Morgan was invited to be the guest artist with the Cwmbach Male Voice Choir, his hometown choir, at the Brecon and Somerton Music Festival. In 2015 he toured with singer Claudia Morris, performing the songs and story of Doris Day. He is currently working with Michael Roulston on a new show.
James simply commands the stage
Morgan James’s performance was magnificent!
Roy Noble, BBC Wales
Such powerful performances from Morgan James
Skilfully played by Morgan James
Whats On Stage
Morgan James’s Dorn, is one to strike from the register, a louche seducer played with great sexual presence
Edward Lukes, The London Magazine
The womanising doctor, Dorn, played horribly well by Morgan James as a lecherous creep.
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times
Morgan James managed to integrate his beautiful singing voice with a highly thought provoking performance.
Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio