James is a New York-based actor and singer. James is probably best known for his work in the Off-Broadway companies of Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab and Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening. He can also be heard on both editions’ original cast albums, spoofing theater stars Raúl Esparza, Harvey Fierstein, Cheyenne Jackson, Danielle Radcliffe, Stephen Sondheim and many others. He has also toured nationally and internationally with Forbidden Broadway.
Other New York and regional credits include Company (Bobby), Greed: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius), My Fair Lady (Freddy), Jesus Christ Superstar(Jesus), Evita (Che), Triumph of Love (Agis), Roberta (Huck), and Hair (Berger). His recording So Much Spring (“Sexy newcomer Donegan makes an auspicious debut…”—NEXTMagazine) is available on iTunes.
In 2000, James established a vocal studio where students learn technique rooted in classical bel canto technique, but utilizing an acting-based contemporary musical theater approach. The hallmark of his teaching style is an incredibly positive environment that endues both children and adults with confidence and strong vocal technique.
James was born-and-raised in Seguin, Texas where his family still resides. He received his undergraduate education in communication and marketing from Trinity University in San Antonio before earning his artist’s certificate in art direction from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta.