Meet Sir Lancelot .. Jeremiah James

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Posted by: Pia Haas on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12:00:00 pm

   
Jeremiah James as Sir Lancelot DuLac, and with Jennifer Hope Wills as Guenevere.

I grew up in update NY in the COUNTRY!!!. Wayne County. Macedon NY.  A tiny little town in the sticks. Played little league and was in the martial arts for 7 years!  Then my family moved to LA when I was 12 years old. We moved to the south bay area. I then discovered my love for theater and switched schools to a Music Academy which was 2 hours from home. I took a big yellow school bus to and from every day. Met the bus at 6am and didn’t get back to the bus stop until 830 pm. 

My older sister tricked me into doing a show. She called me a chicken and that was it!  She needed guys for a production of Anything Goes, and I was in the middle of a double day football practice. So, I went in after the second practice, still in my football pants and sang Happy Birthday! They were desperate, so they put me in the show. I was hooked!

I have been a fan of Robert Goulet for years and as a tenor/baritone, many of these songs are standard learning.  I always wanted to play Lancelot  and had friends worked up here at WBT and loved it. So, I called my agent for an audition. I'm honored to be apart of the cast! Just great people.

I know the film of CAMELOT. But I especially love the 1982 version filmed on stage. Richard Harris can’t be beat!

The Fantasticks is my all time favorite show next to SHOW BOAT  I Always dreamed about playing the Phantom in Phantom ( Andrew Lloyd Weber). I've seen it 5 times since I was young. I Love it every time.

When not on stage, I rebuild classic cars. First one  I did was a 1967 Chevy Impala…then a 68 Beetle.  Even though I love classics and muscle cars, I drive a SMART car… And when you are 6' 2" and weigh 200 pounds, people think it is hilarious that you drive such a tiny car.

On my Ipod? Everything.... So much! I am a Huge MUSE fan.  I love that band…. It was the best live show I have ever seen as well! 

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