About Morgan James
Morgan James is a talented, versatile vocalist with amazing range, her rich sound brings to mind Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy. She has been called “utter perfection… her vocal expertise was almost painfully beautiful. She could sing every style and genre of music flawlessly.”
Ms. James is a Juilliard trained performer who is currently in preparation for the upcoming Broadway run of Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland. She recently concluded a run as part of the original Broadway cast of the hit musical, The Addams Family, starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. She starred in The Rock Tenor with Broadway’s Rob Evan in Philadelphia. Morgan was a featured soloist in Bernstein’s “Mass” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, performing at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center, and can be heard on their Grammy nominated recording (Naxos). Her regional and concert credits include Arizona Theatre Company, Kansas City Repertory Theatre., Barrington Stage Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference, The Wilma Theatre, Two River Theatre Co. In addition to her theatrical career, Morgan can be seen and heard in numerous commercials, voice-overs, and recordings, and is featured on the upcoming “Tears from Heaven” album by Frank Wildhorn; “Bring me Giants” (with James Barbour); “(Sorta) Love Songs”, Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell; “Chasing the Day”, music of Will Van Dyke; and “What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up”, the music of Scott Alan.
Jerry Joeseph helped Widespread Panic dust off a cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together” during night two of WSP’s Panic En La Playa Nueve run in Mexico, which featured a Red Hot Mama Pajama theme.
Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Chicago Theatre on Friday night to continue their four-night residency in The Windy City.
Umphrey’s McGee debuted “Red Room” nearly 13 years since its release on 2007’s ‘The Bottom Half’ and busted out another Rush cover at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.
Marcus King joined Widespread Panic during night one of Panic La Playa at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico which also saw WSP paying tribute to Warren Zevon on what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Full Show Friday features a 1982 concert performed by the late Warren Zevon who would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today.