James Rich got his BFA from Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts. His performing credits include touring with Harry Belafonte (Backup Singer), a lead role in the first national tour of “Rent” (Benny), “Saturday Night Fever” on Broadway (Booth Singer), Off-Broadway, Regional Theater, Tokyo Disney Resort (Lead Singer/Vocal Captain), lead singer for numerous bands / orchestras (NY & LA), featured roles in national commercials as well as guest star roles on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “As The World Turns.”
Prior to Syracuse, James studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC). He was an Assistant Costume Designer on the Emmy Award winning Season 2 of “Dancing With the Stars,” Artistic Director / Assistant for Randall Designs, Costume Designer for “That’s Dancin” (Crystal Cruises) and designed for numerous regional theater productions.
James is also an avid photographer (see his portfolio in the Photography section on this website) and has a unique perspective in the creative arts that gives him a strong ability to move easily between being out front and being behind the scenes.