James Montgomery made his first appearance for LOoP, but is no stranger to Northwest audiences. The veteran performer has appeared on many stages across the country, touring in Once Upon A Mattress, Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Music Man and others. In Portland, he portrayed the brutal Frank Maurrant in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and has sung in Portland Opera’s Turandot, Der Fliegende Hollander and Don Carlo. He has appeared in over seventy area productions at such venues as Lakewood Theatre, Broadway Rose, Mt. Hood Rep, Firehouse Theatre, and Mock’s Crest among many others. Favorite roles include Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Abner Dillon in 42nd Street. James recently played Tom Sawyer in The Boys in Autumn for American Reader’s Theatre, Mr. Laurence in the musical Little Women, Judge Roan/Old Soldier in the acclaimed staged production of Parade, Fogarty in Chicago, and The Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
James has performed in the Light Opera of Portland’s: