ELI JAMES is an actor, writer, songwriter and standup in New York.
His Broadway credits include the National Theatre of Great Britain's "One Man, Two Guvnors," directed by Nicholas Hytner, and Alex Timbers's and Michael Friedman's "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." His solo show "William and the Tradesmen" has been performed at Ars Nova, La Mama, and The Drilling Company. Further stage credits include "Rutherford and Son" and "Temporal Powers" at The Mint, "The Four of Us" at Manhattan Theatre Club, "Becky Shaw" at Boston’s Huntington Theater, and the world premiere of Jason Grote’s "Maria/Stuart," directed by Pam McKinnon.
His TV credits include "Gossip Girl," "Lights Out," and "Murder in Manhattan."
He co-founded, wrote and performed with the sketch comedy group Quiet Library at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and currently performs with improv team Pleading Softly. You can catch him doing standup all over town, and his essay “Finding the Beat” was published in the Random House collection "Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers,” which became a Boston Globe bestseller.