Disney’s Aladdin opened its Australian Premiere at the Capital Theatre Sydney August 11th. The principal cast features Michael James Scott in the role of the Genie, Ainsley Melham as Aladdin, Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, Adam Murphy as Jafar, Aljin Abella as Iago, George Henare as the Sultan, Adam Jon Fiorentino as Kassim, Troy Sussman as Babkak and Robert Tripolino as Omar.
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James’ professional début was ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ Melbourne Zoo, 2014. Previous credits include a MTGV nomination for best ‘Leading Male’ as Joseph in ‘JOSEPH…AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT’ (Windmill), commendation for ‘Supporting Male Lead’ as Willard Hewitt 'FOOTLOOSE' (Panorama), MTGV nomination Male Dancing Ensemble 'PIPPIN' (Waterdale) and Lyrebird nomination for 'Best Number in a Variety' as Rudolpho in ‘MATILDA’ (OTG). Off stage, James is sought over his extensive experiences in filming and photographing theatre, which has included Australia’s leading professional productions of LES MIS, LEGALLY BLONDE, WICKED, GREASE and ROCKY HORROR to name a few. His film work has aired on CH7, CH10 and ABC, including the 7PM PROJECT, STUDIO 10 and THE MORNING SHOW through several episodes. James’ also the head of digital media for TheatrePeople and the owner/producer for TAKE THE MIC, a contemporary music company.