This week, bass Zachary James is Oliver’s guest. James enjoys a multi-faceted career in musical theater, opera, television, and as a recording artist. Standing 6’6″ tall and possessing inimitable performance skills, he has become a favorite of directors, especially for contemporary opera. He created the role of Lurch in The Addams Family on Broadway and portrayed Amenhotep III in the Metropolitan Opera’s acclaimed production of Akhnaten. Zachary James is a rare artist who also sounds equally at ease in pop, country, jazz, opera, and contemporary classical music. Zachary’s sixth solo album Wonder and Joy, which incorporates all of those styles, was released on December 3.
Meet Zachary James in a video from Des Moines Metro Opera below.