James McHale Actor

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Artist Profile

James McHale is a Resident Artist of Chance Theater where he recently performed as John Dodge in the SoCal Premiere of Middletown, and as the titular character in The Little Prince. He has appeared in many other Chance productions including Dogfight (LA/ OC Premiere), Samsara (West Coast Premiere), Maple and Vine (OC Weekly’s Best Play of the Year), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Ovation Recommended; LA Times Critic’s Choice), and The Laramie Project & Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (LA Stage Times’ Top 10 of 2013). Recently, he played Hamlet in Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in repertory at American Coast Theater Company where his theater credits also include All My Sons, and the West Coast Premiere of The Hiding Place. James received his B.A. in Theater Arts Performance from CSU Long Beach, and has studied with the Michael Chekhov Association and The Actor’s Center (NYC).

James also works as a director and teaching artist. His recent directing credits include the World Premiere of Comedy of ERRORS (ACTC), and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Chance Theater). He has taught and directed for local middle-schools, Musical Theater Playground, and for Chance Theater’s Speak Up youth program.

Productions at Chance Theater

Production Date Role
The Eight: Reindeer Monolouges December 2018 Director
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues December 2017 Director
Times Square Psychic: OTR Staged Reading October 2017 Neil
in a word September 2017 Man
Middletown April 2017 John Dodge
The Little Prince February 2017 The Little Prince
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (2016) December 2016 Associate Director
UNTITLED MUSIC PLAY by Lauren Yee: OTR Reading October 2016 Robbie
Rare Birds: OTR LAB Workshop August 2016 Ralph
Dogfight February 2016 Boland
Muckrakers: On The Radar Series October 2015 Stephen
Untitled Chinese Play: On The Radar Series July 2015 Chase
Samsara April 2015 Craig
A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone December 2014 Guitar/Vocals/Sean/Bran/Helen/Others
On The Radar: Important Hats of the Twentieth Century October 2014 TB Doyle
Maple and Vine September 2014 Roger/Omar
On The Radar: Verite March 2014 Sven Kandetty
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson July 2013 James Monroe
The Laramie Project & Ten Years Later April 2013 Greg Pierotti