Actor / Broadway Theater Star James D. Gish

Welcome James D Gish:

We’re joined on the Starline by a star on the National tour of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, he’s been in the national tour of Les Mis and several other musicals. We welcome James D. Gish.

James let’s go Beyond the Mic. From your first musical role as Beast in “Beauty & the Beast “in high school to now on several national tours. How did your love of musical theatre begin? Oh yes I did!

What’s the best thing about Bullhead City Arizona?

If you were going to say, “Welcome to Bullhead City, home of… what is it?”

Which was your rival school?

You’ve played Vegas, you’re on a national tour, what motivates you every day?

So what’s your strongest attribute? If someone was to say, “that James he’s got…”

Actor James J Gish from “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” joins us Beyond the Mic. We all have doubts and weaknesses. Which are you working on?

How does your family & girlfriend Jess help you with your craft and keep you grounded?

Since Gerry is gone and you can’t pick his brain. How do you approach the role of Gerry in “Beautiful”?

The Rockin’ 8

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. What would you rather have love or money?

2. Which billiards game are you best at?

3. Favorite Harry Potter movie and why?

4. What do you collect? What’s your most unique book?

5. Do you remember the last dream you had?

6. What superpower would you NOT want to have? Why?

7. Who would you want to play you on a movie or tv show?

8. Most weight you have ever lifted?

The Back Half:

How did you handle the pressure during the pandemic quarantine especially with all tours being cancelled.?

What was the odd thing on your pandemic shopping list? That one thing you looked and normally you would have said no to but ‘hey 10 lbs of cheese balls, I’m in?

Who takes care of your dog Newsie while you’re on the road?

What is the one key for you when on the road?

Putting yourself through the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State with over 400 performances, when the last bill was paid, what went through your mind? Which video game did you play?

Solo Album

“So In Love” was you solo classical crossover album. What’s the one lesson you learned from that experience that you will take to the next opportunity?

Favorite role from your time at the Phoenix Theatre company?

Favorite theater you have ever performed in? Fort Worth Bass Hall

What is your dream role? If you’ve played the Phantom, you can hang it up…”

You’ve played nationwide, starred in Vegas, when did you feel you had finally made it?

Why should people come see “Beautiful”?

One Big Question:

Who was your first theatre teacher and what would you tell them today?

The Wrap:

He prefers to play 8 ball, was equally bad for all sports and sorted in house Slythern. From the national Broadway tour “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” we thank James D. Gish from for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

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