Brian d'Arcy James

Active - 2012 - 2018  |   Born - Jun 29, 1968 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States  |  

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  • Maternal grandfather Harry F. Kelly was governor of Michigan from 1943 to '47.
  • Named for his uncle Brian Kelly, who played the ranger on the TV series Flipper; and another uncle, an artist who went by his middle name, d'Arcy.
  • Debuted on Broadway in Blood Brothers in 1993. 
  • Released his debut solo album, From Christmas Eve to Christmas Morn, in 2004, featuring the single "Michigan Christmas."  
  • Spent 90 minutes getting into a fat suit and prosthetic makeup for every performance of Shrek: The Musical
  • Performed at the White House for President Obama as part of the 2010 PBS special A Broadway Celebration.
  • Supports and performs for the Field Neurosciences Institute in his hometown of Saginaw, MI.