Sunday
Feb112018

Jim did the developmental reading of VILNIUS

On February 6, 2018, Jim joined a talented cast of actors to present a reading of the new play VILNIUS, by Ira Fuchs. Presented in the beautiful Safra Theater at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, the play chronicles the horror and heroism in the Jewish community of Vilnius, Lithuania as the Nazis tested their "Final Solution." Jim played Professor Ehrenkreutz and SS officer Franz Stahlecker. The project was directed by the exceptional Joseph P. Discher, and was challenging, necessary, and unforgettable.

Sunday
Feb112018

Jim played Uncle Billy in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY!

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presented IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at the end of 2017, and Jim played George's hapless Uncle Billy - not to mention Peter Bailey, Ernie the Cab Driver, Martini, Old Man Gower, and others. Directed by the gifted Doug West, the production was a hit with adults and kids alike. The show, like the 1946 movie on which it was based (director Frank Capra considered it the greatest movie he ever made), carries an inspiring message about the ways that every person touches and changes the lives around them. Photo below: James Michael Reilly, John Ahlin, John Keabler, Lizbeth Colwell, and Susan Maris.

Tuesday
Sep052017

Jim played Anselme in Moliere's THE BUNGLER!

It was the most makeup I've worn since I had to be perpetually dirty in THE GRAPES OF WRATH.

Monday
May012017

Jim plays Sherlock Holmes in HOLMES AND WATSON (or does he?)

Jim is appearing in the world premiere of a new play by Jeffrey Hatcher, HOLMES AND WATSON, directed by David Ira Goldstein at the ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY! Three years after the death of Sherlock Holmes, his friend Dr. Watson has been called to an insane asylum where three men are claiming to be the late detective. But who is telling the truth?

Monday
May012017

Jim plays an FBI agent on MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)!

In the episode titled "Extraordinary Hazard," Jim plays an FBI agent that collars the bad guy. Wonderful working with star Tea Leoni, director Charlotte Brandstrom, and the rest of the cast and crew.