#TL;DR: Writer. Producer. Actor. Theatremaker. Singer. educator. And a few other things.*
I was born in Japan with thanks to my incredible Air Force veteran parents. Grew up in West Germany and Northern California (mostly), and spent a good chunk in Europe and the UK touring and gigging. Moved to the big apple to do all the things in all the songs. Brooklyn based. Internationally sourced.
I made my Broadway debut as a singer for Riverdance, toured as Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, and my performance career has spanned Broadway and off, to voiceover, television, and concert halls all over the world. I've also been involved in the development of dozens of new works for the stage as an award-winning writer, director, and producer.
I've been a storyteller with music my entire life. My style is eclectic - an Afro-Cuban hip hop musical inspired by the Orisha and Shakespeare, a 70's rock musical about wine, a Christmas tale about veterans written with a country music legend; all part of the palette. I strive for authenticity of experience, and to challenge folks to be better human beings to each other.
*this site is really geared for my performance and writing work. if you're looking for my producing or administrative credentials please visit here.
MOST RECENTLY STARRing AS EMILE DE BECQUE in
meet the cast of TUTS' south pacific!
"...an impressively seductive James D Sasser."
Houston Press/Houston Times
"Played by James D Sasser as an ultra-suave Frenchman with a shady past... Sasser's hefty, alluring Baritone is plenty persuasive all by itself."
"An impressively enamored James D Sasser [is] cunning... Musical Theater at its best, this one is for the ages. TUTS' superb production proves it." - Arkansas News