James Davis is currently reviving his portrayal of Will Parker in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! directed by Daniel Fish at Circle in the Square on Broadway, after its run Off-Broadway at St. Ann's Warehouse and originally at Bard Summerscape. He made his Broadway debut in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, directed by David Cromer alongside Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Off Broadway, he starred in the Obie-winning premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present... at SOHO Rep, and in the Abingdon world premiere of The Mother of Invention by James Lecesne (founder of The Trevor Project). Other New York credits include productions at The Pearl Theater Company, LaMama, Soho Playhouse, Urban Stages, Rising Phoenix Rep, and Here Arts Center.
Regionally, James received an ensemble Helen Hayes nomination for his work in American Buffalo at Studio Theater in Washington DC, and played Juliet opposite Finn Wittrock's Romeo in the all-male Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Theater Company. Other regional credits include Clybourne Park at Long Wharf Theatre (CCC nomination for Best Ensemble) and a variety of critically-acclaimed roles at Quintessence Theater Group including Edmund Tyronne in Long Day's Journey Into Night, King Richard II in King Richard II and Jaques in As You Like It.
He holds a BFA from the Juilliard School.