DREAMGIRLS / James "Thunder" Early

DREAMGIRLS / James "Thunder" Early

Last seen in La Mirada with McCoy Rigby's production of
DREAMGIRLS as James "Thunder" Early, directed by Tony Award winner Robert Longbottom. 

Regional: world premiere of Disney's WHEN YOU WISH (Sebastian/Turk), US regional premiere of Disney’s LITTLE MERMAID (Sebastian), professional premiere of Disney's MULAN (Mushu), SISTER ACT (TJ), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (u/s Lumiere / Ensemble), GREASE (Johnny Casino) all at Tuacahn Center for the Arts - Utah; AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (Andre) in North Carolina - Cape Fear Regional Theatre; THE WIZ (Scarecrow) in Florida - Maltz Jupiter Theatre; AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (Andre) & SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE (Ken) in San Diego - SDMT; PARADE (Riley) with 3D Theatricals – Orange County; HAIRSPRAY (Seaweed) in Northern California – Sierra Rep; HAIR (LADCC / Ovation Nominated, Garland Award) and the professional premiere of THE GIRL, THE GROUCH, AND THE GOAT (Garland Award) both with The Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills. Other credits: Universal Studios Japan, Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines – world premiere cast of Disney’s VILLAINS TONIGHT! (originating the roles of Dr. Facilier / Jafar).

Mr. LaMarr has us hooked from his first drag in “The Viper’s Drag,” better known as the “Reefer Song.” He sings with gravelly sensuality, a bit like Sammy Davis Jr., and giggles and puffs while his pals cheer him on.
— Kris Eitland, SanDiegoStory.com