James Scheider is an actor, singer, and musician currently residing in Manhattan.  He made his Broadway debut understudying Tony winner Levi Kreis as  Jerry Lee Lewis in the original Broadway cast of “Million Dollar Quartet”.  He played the role of Jerry Lee in the Chicago cast of MDQ, and has also understudied in the 1st National Tour, in addition to originating the role at Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in 2006.  Regional credits include: Flat Rock Play House: The Cotton Patch Gospel (Matthew) Village Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), 42nd St. (Billy Lawlor),  Aida, The Who’s Tommy (Hawker US). 5th Avenue Theatre: White Christmas (Phil US), Hello Dolly!, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Joel/Gideon US), and Mame! He is also involved in the folk rock band, The Sunday Poste, as well as his solo project, Shades of Grey.  James has been a proud AEA member since 2008.

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