"part Holocaust memoir, part ghost story, part Hebrew folklore, part surrealistic road epic."
The Bloomsbury Review

A Blessing on the Moon

Music by Andy Teirstein, Libretto by Andy Teirstein and Joseph Skibell

Zachary James

Zach James

Zachary James has appeared on Broadway in the original casts of Coram Boy, the Tony Award winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center and as Lurch in the new musical, The Addams Family. A winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition, he has sung with Ash Lawn Opera, Knoxville Opera, Central City Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Mountains and created the role of Oberon in the world premiere of Kristin Hevner’s Il Sogno in Citta della Pieve, Umbria. In the theatre world he has performed throughout the United States in roles including Sweeney Todd inSweeney Todd, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into The Woods, Abner in Li’l Abner, Squash in Victor, Victoria, Petr in The Toymaker, and The Major General in The Pirates of Penzance at theatres including The Bucks County Playhouse, The York Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, Pocono Playhouse, The Kitchen Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse and The Public Theatre. He has participated in the development of several pre-Broadway workshops and readings including Houdini, Treasure Island, Creation, The Unsinkable Molly Brown,Show People, The Golden Ticket, Murmers and Incantations, Red Eye of Love, Faustusand more, and has appeared on TV and film as Carl on 30 Rock and Ballion in The Gift. Zach can be heard on the cast recordings of The Addams Family, South Pacific, Il Sogno and The Toymaker. As the Founding Director of Metropolis Opera Project, Zach collaborates with composers and librettists to develop and present new opera for a new audience and has produced several world premiere operas, festivals, and events in NYC. Zach is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Ithaca College, where he was recently awarded the 2011 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.