#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, June 30, 1968, actor Brian d’Arcy James was born

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Today is  Brian d’Arcy James’ birthday.

Born on this day, June 30, 1968, in Saginaw, Michigan,   American actor and musician,  Brian d’Arcy James,  best known as a stage actor, is known  for his film roles for Spotlight (2015), Shrek the Musical (2013) and Game Change (2012).

Nephew of Brian Kelly. grandson of Harry Kelly (maternal grandfather) , the Governor of Michigan, from 1943 to 1947, Brian .d’Arcy James graduated from Northwestern University in 1990 with a BS in Theater.

He was nominated for Broadway’s Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role – Musical) for “Sweet Smell of Success,”  and “Something Rotten!.”

In 2009, James was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actor in a Musical for Musical “Shrek – The Musical”.  and on Broadway as James Dodd in “Time Stands Still”, a new play by Donald Margulies directed by Danie Sullivan. With Eric Bogosian, Laura Linney, Alicia Silverstone [February 2010]

Additional Broadway credits include Macbeth, Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, The Apple Tree, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Carousel, Blood Brothers and Titanic. His notable off-Broadway appearances include Hamilton, The Wild Party, Giant and The Good Thief.

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