AKHNATEN

The Metropolitan Opera 2022

Zach returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the revival of Akhnaten, May and June 2022. 

PLATEE

Des Moines Metro Opera 2021

Zach returns to Des Moines to play Jupiter in Platee, summer 2021. 

BILLY BUDD CANCELLED

The Metropolitan Opera 2021

Zach returns to The Metropolitan Opera for Billy Budd, May and June 2021. Cancelled due to the ongoing global pandemic. 

SWEENEY TODD

Opera Omaha 2021

Zach makes his Opera Omaha debut playing the title role in Sweeney Todd, April 2021

BREAKING THE WAVES

Los Angeles Opera 2021

Zach returns to LA Opera to reprise the role of Terry in Mazzoli and Vavrek's Breaking The Waves, February and March 2021, a role he created in 2016 in the Opera Philadelphia world premiere. 

SOLO RECITAL POSTPONED

Carnegie Hall 2020

Zach returns to Carnegie Hall to present a recital of works by female composers, November 30, 2020, with pianist, Charity Wicks, cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler, baroque guitarist, Brandon J. Acker and soprano, Megan Nielson. Recital postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE POSTPONED

Virginia Opera 2020

Zach returns to Virginia Opera to play The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, November through December, 2020, in Norfolk, Fairfax and Richmond. Production postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

PLATEE POSTPONED

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

Zach returns to Des Moines to play Jupiter in Platee, summer 2020. POSTPONED due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic.

BILLY BUDD: STREAMING

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

The 2018 Des Moines Metro Opera production of Billy Budd streams free online starting July 12, 2020 on the DMMO website, DesMoinesMetroOpera.org

RUSALKA: STREAMING

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

The 2018 Des Moines Metro Opera production of Rusalka streams free online starting July 5, 2020 on the DMMO website, DesMoinesMetroOpera.org

AKHNATEN: STREAMING

The Metropolitan Opera 2020

The Metropolitan Opera production of Akhnaten streams free online on The Met's website, Saturday June 20, 2020 at MetOpera.org

BREAKING THE WAVES: STREAMING

Opera Philadelphia 2020

The award winning Opera Philadelphia premiere of Breaking The Waves streams free online May 29 through August 31, 2020 at OperaPhila.org

ALL DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BY CONSENSUS

Here Arts

Zach joins composer Kamala Sankaram and Here Arts in NYC to premiere the first opera written for the Zoom platform while the majority of the USA is shut down during the Covid 19 pandemic. Watch online April 24-26, 2020.

MACBETH CANCELLED

Florentine Opera 2020

Zach makes his Florentine Opera debut as Banquo in Macbeth, May 2020. CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

BEETHOVEN 9 POSTPONED

Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey 2020

Zach appears as a soloist with the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, April 2020, in Beethoven's 9th. POSTPONED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

EDWARD TULANE World Premiere POSTPONED

Minnesota Opera 2020

Zach makes his Minnesota Opera debut in the world premiere of Paola Prestini and Mark Campbell's Edward Tulane, March 2020. This production has been postponed til further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Des Moines Metro Opera, February 16, 2020

IN CONCERT

Sun Valley Opera 2020

Zach appears in concert with Melody Wilson with Sun Valley Opera

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Springstead Theatre 2020

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Spring Hill, Florida, January 23, 2020

WOZZECK

The Metropolitan Opera 2019/2020

Zach returns to The Metropolitan Opera to cover The Doctor in Wozzeck

CARNEGIE HALL CHRISTMAS BALL

Talents of the World 2019

Zach returns to Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the Talents of the World Christmas Ball

AKHNATEN

The Metropolitan Opera 2019

Zach makes his Metropolitan Opera debut in their 2019/2020 season reprising his role as Amenhotep III in the Olivier Award winning production of Akhnaten. Performances November 8 through December 7, 2019 with a live in HD broadcast worldwide on November 23. 

THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES

Opera Philadelphia 2019

Zach returns to Opera Philadelphia to sing The Cook in Prokofiev's The Love For Three Oranges at the Academy of Music, September 2019 

WOZZECK

Des Moines Metro Opera 2019

Zach returns to Des Moines to play the Doctor in Wozzeck, July 2019

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Anchorage Opera 2019

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Anchorage Opera May 19, 2019

YAHRZEIT World Premiere

University of Delaware 2019

Zach joins the University of Delaware orchestra under the baton of Maestro James Anderson to premiere Yahrzeit by Robert Moran, May 12, 2019

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Hoku Concert Series 2019

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Hawaii April 19 & 22 as part of the Hoku Concert Series

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN

Nashville Opera 2019

Zach makes his Nashville Opera debut as The Four Villains in Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann, April 2019.

AKHNATEN

English National Opera 2019

Zach reprises his role as The Scribe, narrating the epic Olivier Award winning production of Akhnaten, directed by Phelim McDermott, at English National Opera, marking his third ENO production of a Philip Glass work, February and March of 2019.

RENEE FLEMING'S SONG STUDIO

Carnegie Hall 2019

Zach sings as part of Renee Fleming's SongStudio: What Composers Want, continuing the development of Paola Prestini's new opera based on Hemmingway's Old Man and the Sea at Carnegie Hall, January 2019

CHRISTMAS BALL

Talents of the World at Carnegie Hall 2018

Zach makes his Carnegie Hall debut with Talents of the World at their Christmas Ball, December 23 2018

MURPHY BROWN

CBS

Zach co-stars on the season finale of Murphy Brown on CBS December 20, 2018

TALENTS OF THE WORLD COMPETITION

Talents of the World 2019

Zach competes as a finalist in the Talents of the World competition in NYC, November 19, 2019 at Opera America. 

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Workshop

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 2018

​Zach participates in a developmental workshop of Terence Blanchard's new work, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, October 2018. The work will have its world premiere as part of OTSL's 2019 summer season.

STREET SCENE

Virginia Opera 2018

Zach makes his Kurt Weill debut as Frank Maurrant in Street Scene with Virginia Opera, September 28th through October 14th 2018, marking almost ten years since being named a winner of the Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya Competition.

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Workshop

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 2018

​Zach participates in a developmental workshop of Terence Blanchard's new work, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, August 2018. The work will have its world premiere as part of OTSL's 2019 summer season.

NABUCCO

Union Avenue Opera 2018

Zach makes his Verdi debut as Zaccaria in Nabucco returning to Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, July 27th through August 4th, 2018.

RUSALKA & FLIGHT

Des Moines Metro Opera 2018

Zach returns to Des Moines to sing Vodnik in RUSALKA with Des Moines Metro Opera, June 22nd through July 14th, 2018 and the Immigration Officer in FLIGHT, June 30th through July 13th, 2018.

AVOW

Fort Worth Opera 2018

Zach sings the Ghost in Mark Adamo's AVOW at Fort Worth Opera, April 29th through May 1st, 2018, marking his Fort Worth Opera debut. 

DAS RHEINGOLD

Arizona Opera 2018

Zach makes his Wagnerian debut singing Fafner in DAS RHEINGOLD with Arizona Opera in Phoenix and Tucson, April 6th through April 15th, 2018. 

BERNSTEIN'S MASS

Deutsche Grammophon Release 2018

Zach sings the bass soloist in Bernstein's MASS with the Philadelphia Orchestra, released on Deutsche Grammophon and available world wide March 2018.

WEST SIDE STORY

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo 2018

Zach sings Action in WEST SIDE STORY in concert with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, March 4th and 6th 2018.

TWO OARS

National Sawdust 2018

Zach sings the Old Man in highlights from Paola Prestini, Royce Vavrek and Robert Wilson's TWO OARS, based on Hemmingway's THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, with Anthony Roth Costanzo at National Sawdust, February 22nd, 2018. 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Opera Ithaca 2017

Zach sings Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance for Opera Ithaca's 2017 New Year's Eve Gala

WEST SIDE STORY

Philadelphia Orchestra 2017

Zach returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra for West Side Story in the role of Action in a concert staging from director Kevin Newbury under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin

BILLY BUDD

Iowa Public Television Broadcast 2017

Zach plays John Claggart in the Iowa Public Television broadcast of Billy Budd filmed at Des Moines Metro Opera, September 2017

JAKE HEGGIE MASTERCLASS

American Lyric Theatre 2017

Zach works with Jake Heggie and a team of opera creators in workshop with American Lyric Theatre to explore the opera writing process as it pertains to vocal writing

BILLY BUDD

Des Moines Metro Opera 2017

Zach makes his role and company debut as John Claggart in Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd with Des Moines Metro Opera

SUSANNAH

Opera Roanoke 2017

Zach returns to Opera Roanoke for his role debut as Olin Blitch in Susannah, April 2017.

RECITAL

Opera Ithaca 2017

Zach sings in recital for Opera Ithaca

DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL

Opera Ithaca 2016

Zach sings Osmin in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail for Opera Ithaca's 2016 New Year's Eve Gala

AKHNATEN

Los Angeles Opera 2016

Zach makes his LA Opera debut as The Scribe in Akhnaten in a production from Phelim McDermott under the baton of Matt Aucoin

BREAKING THE WAVES

Opera Philadelphia 2016

Zach plays Terry in the world premiere of Breaking The Waves at Opera Philadelphia

THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL PASSION

Illuminarts 2016

Zach sings the bass soloist in David Lang's The Little Matchgirl Passion with Illuminarts directed by R. B. Schlather in Hudson, NY

THE MIKADO

Union Avenue Opera 2016

Zach plays The Mikado in The Mikado with Union Avenue Opera

THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL PASSION

Illuminarts 2016

Zach sings the bass soloist in David Lang's The Little Matchgirl Passion with Illuminarts directed by R. B. Schlather in Miami, FL

THE MIKADO

Anchorage Opera 2016

Zach plays Pooh-Bah in The Mikado with Anchorage Opera

AKHNATEN

English National Opera 2016

Zach returns to English National Opera to play The Scribe in a new production of Philp Glass' Akhnaten with director Phelim McDermott, conductor Karen Kamensek and starring Anthony Roth Costanzo.

LIEBESLIEDER WALZER

New York City Ballet 2016

Zach sings the bass soloist in Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer with New York City Ballet

LA REINA

Prototype Festival 2016

Zach sings Senor El Norte in La Reina at The Prototype Festival

DON GIOVANNI

Opera Ithaca 2015

Zach sings Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni in a new production for Opera Ithaca by R. B. Schlather

RECITAL

Ithaca College 2015

Zach performs in recital at Ithaca College

SWEENEY TODD

Opera Roanoke 2015

Zach returns to Opera Roanoke to play Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

MasterVoices 2015

Zach sings Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance with MasterVoices

LIEBESLIEDER WALZER

New York City Ballet 2015

Zach sings the bass soloist in Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer with New York City Ballet

DO NOT GO GENTLE

Phoenicia International Festival of Voice 2015

Zach sings the role of Howard Dark in Do Not Go Gentle at the Phoenicia International Festival of Voice

BERNSTEIN'S MASS

Philadelphia Orchestra 2015

Zach makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut as the bass soloist in Bernstein's Mass

LA CENERENTOLA

Opera Roanoke 2015

Zach returns to Opera Roanoke to play Alidoro in La Cenerentola

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Shreveport Opera 2015

Zach sings Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance

DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL

Opera Roanoke 2014

Zach makes his company and role debut as Osmin in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail with Opera Roanoke

BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE

Opera Ithaca 2014

Zach sings Bluebeard in Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle

BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE

Civic Morning Musicals 2014

Zach sings Bluebeard in Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle

SWEENEY TODD

Live From Lincoln Center/PBS Broadcast 2014

Zach appears in the Live From Lincoln Center PBS Broadcast of Sweeney Todd filmed with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center

THE PERFECT AMERICAN

Opera Queensland 2014

Zach plays Abraham Lincoln in the new Philip Glass opera, The Perfect American at Australia's Opera Queensland in a co-production with The Brisbane Festival

IRMA LA DOUCE

New York City Center Encores 2014

Zach plays Jo-Jo in Irma la Douce Off-Broadway at New York City Center directed by John Doyle

SWEENEY TODD

New York Philharmonic 2014

Zach makes his New York Philharmonic debut in Sweeney Todd

THE MOST HAPPY FELLA

New York City Center Encores 2014

Zach plays Pasquale in The Most Happy Fella Off-Broadway at New York City Center directed by Casey Nicholaw and starring Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley and Cheyenne Jackson

KURT WEILL CELEBRATION

Symphony Space NYC 2013

Zach sings Weill hits with the American Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Space in a Kurt Weill Celebration

THE PERFECT AMERICAN

English National Opera 2013

Zach makes his English National Opera debut as Abraham Lincoln in the new Philip Glass opera, The Perfect American.

THE PERFECT AMERICAN

Teatro Real 2013

Zach plays Abraham Lincoln in the world premiere Philip Glass opera, The Perfect American at the Teatro Real in Madrid

THE TOYMAKER

The O'Neill Theater Center 2012

Zach plays Petr in the new musical, The Toymaker at the O'Neill Theatre Center

A BLESSING ON THE MOON

Chutzpah Festival Vancouver 2012

Zach sings several roles in the world premiere of A Blessing On The Moon at Vancouver's Chutzpah Festival with the Grammy winning Warsaw Village Band

A BLESSING ON THE MOON

Le Poisson Rouge NYC 2012

Zach sings several roles in the NYC premiere of A Blessing On The Moon at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge

IMBECILE D'AMOUR

Medicine Show 2011

Zach brings his solo show, Imbecile d'amour, to NYC's Don't Tell Mama

IMBECILE D'AMOUR

Medicine Show 2010

Zach debuts brings solo show, Imbecile d'amour, to NYC's Birdland

THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

CBS 2010

Zach appears on The Late Show with David Letterman as Lurch with the Broadway cast of The Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Broadway 2009-2011

Zach creates the role of Lurch in the new Broadway musical comedy, The Addams Family, playing a pre-Broadway engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre and playing on Broadway from 2010 through 2011 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Times Square.

IMBECILE D'AMOUR

Gorilla Tango 2009

Zach brings his solo show, Imbecile d'amour, to Chicago's Gorilla Tango 

IL SOGNO

Metropolis Opera Project 2009

Zach plays Oberon in the USA premiere of Kristin Hevner's Il Sogno with Metropolis Opera Project, Fall 2009

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

NBC 2008

Zach performs with the Tony Award winning cast of South Pacific live on NBC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 2008

IMBECILE D'AMOUR

Medicine Show 2008

Zach debuts his solo show, Imbecile d'amour, at NYC's Medicine Show

TONY AWARDS LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

CBS 2008

Zach performs on the Tony Award broadcast live as Thomas Hassinger in the original cast of the Lincoln Center Broadway revival of South Pacific in a new production from Bart Sher starring Kelli O'Hara and Paolo Szot. 

30 ROCK

NBC 2008

Zach plays Carl on the NBC show 30 Rock, opposite Steve Martin and Tina Fey

SOUTH PACIFIC

Broadway 2008-2009

Zach plays Thomas Hassinger in the original cast of the Lincoln Center Tony-Award winning Broadway revival of South Pacific in a new production from Bart Sher starring Kelli O'Hara and Paolo Szot. 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Westport Country Playhouse 2007

Zach plays Christmas Future in a new production of A Christmas Carol at the Westport Country Playhouse directed by Tazewell Thompson

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Theatre by the Sea 2007

Zach plays Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at Theatre by the Sea

CORAM BOY

Broadway 2007

Zach makes his Broadway debut in the National Theatre of London transfer Coram Boy at the Imperial Theatre

MACCABEAT

New York Musical Theatre Festival 2007

Zach plays Gigantus in Maccabeat in the New York Musical Theatre Festival

DON GIOVANNI

Central City Opera 2006

Zach sings Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Central City Opera, summer 2006

THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE

Central City Opera 2006

Zach sings Jacob in The Ballad of Baby Doe with Central City Opera, summer 2006

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

Central City Opera 2006

Zach sings Tribuni in L'Incoronazione di Poppea with Central City Opera, summer 2006