OKLAHOMA!

by Rodgers & Hammerstein

directed by Daniel Fish

Circle In the Square, Broadway

St. Ann's Warehouse

Bard Summerscape

"James Davis makes ebullient, robustly sung delight out of the doofy Will..."
Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
"Lovable, with flashes of creepiness....a wonderful showcase number..."
Sarah Larson, The New Yorker

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...

by Jackie Sibblies Drury

directed by Eric Ting

Soho Rep

"Davis amuses as the character actor who seems to be angling for a bigger role to play, and who smartly turns a potentially offensive portrayal of a black grandmother into one of the more grounded moments of the entire show."
Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

by Eugene O'Neill

directed by Alex Burns

Quintessence Theater Group

"His performance effectively details the young artist/poet struggling to find his own path is a new world."
Neal Newman, DC Metro
"Davis brings off the play’s one glimpse of ecstatic union with life, making it sing for a moment before darkness."
John Timpane, The Enquirer

THE HOUSE OF

BLUE LEAVES

by John Guare

directed by David Cromer

Broadway

"Helmer David Cromer knows the secret to a good revival: Keep it faithful and don't comment from on high. The year is 1965 and America is looking for miracles in Cromer's transporting revival...with topliners Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, and Jennifer Jason Leigh..."
Marilyn Stasio, Variety

RICHARD II

by William Shakespeare

directed by Alex Burns

Quintessence Theater Group

"Burns offers James Davis' Richard a star turn, and Davis wears it like an ermine robe. "
Wendy Rosenfield, The Inquirer
"Davis has an uncanny way of coming off as 17, with a curled lip, an innocent look and the occasional disposition of a high-school prankster."
Howard Shapiro, WHYY

CLYBOURNE PARK

by Bruce Norris

directed by Eric Ting

Long Wharf Theatre

"Davis is terrific as the bumbling priest, bewildered builder and bruised soldier."
Sherry Shameer Cohen, Broadway World
**Connecticut Critics Circle nomination for Best Ensemble 

ROMEO & JULIET

by William Shakespeare

directed by David Muse

Shakespeare Theater

"First of all, James Davis’s Juliet is amazing...He makes Juliet seem young again...He’s all nose and knees, all coltish, breastless edge-of-fourteen...Somehow the gender confusion in Davis’s performance reflects the inherent conflict between Juliet’s aptitude for abstraction and her lack of maturity."
Eve Tushnet, Washington Life Magazine

AMERICAN BUFFALO

by David Mamet

directed by Joy Zinoman

Studio Theatre, DC

"We can see the wheels slowly turning inside his mind, and the ripe lines seem to plop out of his mouth the nanosecond they can have maximum effect. It is excellent work..."
Tim Treanor, DC Theater Scene
"Davis as Bobby was vulnerable and heartbreaking..."
Julie LePorte, Washington Life Magazine

THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

by James Lecesne

directed by Tony Speciale

Abingdon Theater Company

"Davis and Reed both have you hooked for the entire span of their emotional journey, compelling you to laugh, cry, get angry and empathize with them as they fight for their mother's sanity."
Matt Smith, StageBuddy