Clay James

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

Coordinator, Musical Theatre Program

Associate Professor Clay James is the Coordinator of Montclair State University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Program in Musical Theatre. Since joining the University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in 2005, he has directed and/or staged the University’s critically acclaimed productions of Parade; A Grand Night for Singing; Cabaret; And the World Goes Round; The Full Monty; A Bernstein Tribute; Crazy for You; Side Show; Sweeney Todd; Sweet Charity; A Chorus Line; Closer Than Ever; Kiss of the Spider Woman; An Evening for the Arts; and 42nd Street.

As a performer, he has appeared in more than 40 productions on and off Broadway, on national tours and in regional theatre and summer stock. A three-time recipient of the American Regional Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction and Choreography, James has also received the Moss Hart Award and the NHTA Award for Outstanding Choreography.