James Ruth

 

as Sweeney Todd
Towson University

 

 James is a talented actor and singer currently performing in the Baltimore-Washington area. He also works in other disciplines such as directing, dance, graphic design, stage management, creative writing and marketing. James began acting at age 8, discovered musical theatre at 10 and soon after he decided to seriously pursue becoming an actor. He attended G.W. Carver Center, a nationally recognized school for the Arts & Technology where he received training in acting as well as other creative disciplines. He earned his BFA in acting at Towson University, where his performance as Sweeney Todd in the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street earned him a Outstanding Actor nomination and the opportunity to compete for the Irene Ryan Award and Scholarship at the 2016 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. While at Towson he also was in several main stage and student productions, directed and acted in play slams, performed at the 2015 KCACTFT and competed in the fringe competition. James was also named Team Leader of Towson's College Ambassador Team at Center Stage for the 2015 -2016 season.

"... he is reminiscent very much of a young Ray Bolger in every way" - Roman Gusso - Showbiz Radio

 

"The most touching moment of the show, however, belongs to the older Ruth and his heart-breaking, knot-your-insides reprise of “My Best Girl,” following the death of Mame’s husband." -  Jennifer Gusso - Showbiz Radio

 

"...he was a open book, showing everything he felt with just a small facial expression. His rich voice serenaded Cinderella in “Ten Minutes Ago,” blossoming a treasured love story"  - Ashley Pruitt (Cappies Critic)

                                                                                                                                                        
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