James Myers Baritone, Actor, Voice Teacher
James Myers sings The Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Joy Mentzel on piano.
James Myers, baritone, sings the opera aria, "Questo amor vergogna mia" from the opera, "Edgar" by composer Giacomo Puccini. Sung in the original Italian with both English and Italian subtitles edited into the video for understanding and clarity. Joy Mentzel on Piano.
James Myers sings the Italian opera aria, "Per me giunto" from the opera Don Carlo by composer Giuseppe Verdi. English subtitles of the sung Italian text have been edited into the video. Joy Mentzel on piano.
James Myers sings the second half of the song, "Stars" from the musical, Les Miserables. Josephine Riggs on Piano.
James Myers sings Melchior's Aria, "Oh Woman You May Keep the Gold" from the opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by Italian American composer, Gian Carlo Menotti. Amahl and the Night Visitors is a short, English language opera about the Three Wisemen traveling to visit baby Jesus. In this aria, one of the three wisemen, King Melchior, sings that the child they seek will one day be King and that he does not require gold from his followers but will rather serve as a champion of the poor.
James Myers sings the song, "The Lord's Prayer" by composer Albert Hay Malotte. Josephine Riggs on Piano.
James Myers sings the song, "Where in the World" from the musical, "Phantom" by Maury Yeston. This is a version of Phantom of the Opera that was written by American composer Maury Yeston rather than British composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber. In this scene, the Phantom contemplates how and where he will find a new soprano to make beautiful music in the opera house above his lair. Joy Mentzel on Piano.
James Myers sings the Baritone solo from the Libera Me movement of the Faure Requiem with orchestra. This is the work of French composer, Gabriel Faure. English subtitles of the sung Latin text have been edited into the video. This video has been edited to feature only the baritone solo at the beginning and end of the movement and not the choral part in the middle of the movement. Video is approximately 1 minute and 45 seconds in length.
Here is James Myers' acting reel. A short 3 minute compilation of scenes from 4 different performances. James played the roles of Sam Kaplan in Street Scene by Kurt Weill, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Tommy Albright in Brigadoon and Edward Rutledge in 1776. James is available for hire as an actor, singer and voice actor.
James Myers, baritone, sings the Bass solo from Handel's Messiah, "The People That Walked in Darkness". Alina Belenky on Piano.
Highlights of James Myers' performance as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast.
James Myers sings the famous German baritone opera aria, "Mein Sehnen, mein Wahnen" (Pierrot's Tangled) from Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) by composer Erich Korngold. This video features subtitles with an English translation of the German text. Joy Mentzel on Piano.
James Myers and Peyton Avery sing the comedic duet, "The Song That Goes Like This" from the musical, Spamalot based on the movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Performed in November 2021 for a cabaret benefit fundraiser for the City of Fairfax Theatre Company. The lyrics of this duet poke fun at many of the conventions of romantic musical theatre duets and ballads.
James Myers sings the haunting German art song, "Der Doppelganger" by composer Franz Schubert. Translation provided. Subtitles in English of the sung German text have been edited into the video. This is a very haunting and mysterious song. Joy Mentzel on Piano.
James Myers works with one of his college level musical theater students on healthy belting techniques
James Myers gives this emotional final scene everything he has when his character, Tommy Albright, is confronted with the possibility that he may never see the true love of his life ever again. Video continues through curtain calls, final bows and ending credits.
James Myers teaches a voice lesson to his student who is now a musical theatre major at Boston Conservatory. Student is a talented tenor and in this video we work on the song, "You'll Be Back" from the musical, Hamilton.