James Mitchell was an American actor and dancer.


Born in Sacramento, California, he studied drama at Los Angeles City College and made his stage debut in 1944's Bloomer Girl, the first of many collaborations with choreographer Agnes de Mille. Though best known as a dancer in musicals he also appeared in straight plays including The Deputy and The Rainmaker. He also appeared in the films Stars in My Crown and The Band Wagon and had the long-running role of Palmer Cortlandt in All My Children.

Mitchell passed away in 2010.


Mitchell sang in a number of stage musicals; notably originating the roles of Rocky in Billion Dollar Baby and Marco the Magnificent in Carousel. He also sang "One Alone" in Deep in My Heart and portrayed the roles of Macheath in The Threepenny Opera and Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl.


Deep in My Heart (1953)

  • One Alone (duet)


Billion Dollar Baby (1945)(originated the role)

  • Dreams Come True (contains solo lines)
  • The Wedding

Brigadoon (1953)

  • Down on MacConnachy Square
  • I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean
  • Wedding Ceremony/Entrance of the Clans
  • Finale (Brigadoon)

Best Foot Forward (1953)


Kiss Me, Kate (1953)

  • Another Op'nin, Another Show
  • I've Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua
  • We Sing of Love (Cantiamo D'Amore)
  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Too Darn Hot
  • Bianca
  • Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise = Finale)

Girl Crazy (1953)

The Threepenny Opera (1955)

  • Army Song (contains solo lines)
  • Love Song (duet)
  • Polly's Song (duet)
  • Tango-Ballad (duet)
  • Ballad of the Easy Life (solo)
  • 2nd Threepenny Finale: How to Survive (contains solo lines)
  • Call from the Grave (solo)
  • Death Message (solo)

Carousel (1957)

  • Blow High, Blow Low (contains solo lines)
  • There's Nothin' So Bad for a Woman (contains solo lines)

Carnival! (1961)(originated the role)

  • Sword, Rose and Cape (contains solo lines)
  • Magic, Magic (contains solo lines)
  • Always Always You (duet)

Funny Girl (1967)

  • I Want to Be Seen with You Tonight (duet)
  • You Are Woman (duet)
  • Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise)(solo)


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