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James Black

James Black is proud to be celebrating his 33rd consecutive season at the Alley Theatre where as an actor and occasional director, he has been involved in over 100 productions. Recent appearances include A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), All My Sons (Joe Keller), As You Like It (Jacques), Freud’s Last Session (Sigmund Freud), You Can’t Take It With You (Martin Vanderhof), Black Coffee (Hercule Poirot), The Seafarer (James “Sharky” Harkin), Dividing the Estate (Lewis Gordon), Peter Pan (Captain Hook/Mr. Darling), Harvey (Elwood), and Our Town (Stage Manager), among others. He has also directed The Mousetrap, Good People, Clybourne Park, A Behanding in Spokane, Doubt, Death on the Nile, Glengarry Glen Ross, Deathtrap, Dial “M” for Murder, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Foreigner, Of Mice and Men, and As Bees in Honey Drown. He originated the role of Butch O’Fallon in Tennessee William’s Not About Nightingales in its world premiere at the National Theatre in London. It moved to Broadway where he received the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor.
He was honored this year as the first inductee into the Houston Press Houston Theater Hall of Fame.