Fast Facts

  • Made his off-Broadway debut in a 1971 production of Long Day's Journey Into Night, and his Broadway debut in the 1977 musical I Love My Wife.
  • Starred in the film version of The Glass Menagerie (1987), directed by Paul Newman. In 2002-03, he directed a Broadway revival of Our Town, starring Paul Newman as the Stage Manager.
  • Portrayed Billy Flynn in the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago.
  • Appeared in his first one-man show, James Naughton Live at the Manhattan Theater Club, in 1998.
  • Released an album titled It's About Time in 2002.
  • Commercial work includes voice-overs for Jeep and appearances in ads for the drug Nexium.
  • Is the father-in-law of Broadway actress Kelli O'Hara.


  • 1997, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 1990, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner


  • Pamela Naughton — Wife
  • David Naughton — Brother
  • Keira Naughton — Daughter
  • Greg Naughton — Son


  • Brown University, Providence, RI (1967); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (1970)

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  • Birth Place: Middletown, CT
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Singer

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