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James Higgins

Music Director

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James is a music director, pianist, arranger, and composer with 30 years of international experience, and has been on the VLOG board since 2018. He is overjoyed and honored to be able to bring this labor of love to the stage with his favorite company!

Selected credits: OFF BWAY: Old Jews Telling Jokes, Me The People, Living With Henry; VLOG: 10 shows (!) including Company, Urinetown, By Jupiter, and Ragtime; NYC: Follies, Astoria Stories (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Goddess Wheel by Galt McDermott (premiere), Gefilte Fish Chronicles (also performed at the Obama White House), In The Bleak Midwinter (by Dorothy Lyman), countless cabarets in almost all the venues (still waiting for you, 54 Below!); Over a hundred regional theatre credits in the US and Canada. He is a faculty pianist at AMDA, training the next generation of Broadway stars.

James met Sondheim in 1993, and will tell you the story if you buy him a drink!​