You may know James Conlee for his performance in Miss Saigon, or perhaps you have been moved by Pie Jesu on his debut CD, Sunday. Or you may know him through his Wasatch Christmas performance of “Still, Still, Still,” with Jon Schmidt as accompanist, sharing the stage with Ryan Shupe and Peter Breinholt. James is no longer that “undiscovered treasure in Utah” but is moving forward with his aspirations and vocal talent.
James Conlee hails from Iowa, but was raised in the state enveloped by the Wasatch mountains and home to headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormons”). Conlee has performed all over the United States and the world, as cast member of the Broadway show, Miss Saigon, as soloist with the Utah Symphony, and as member of Brigham Young University’s song-and-dance troupe, known as the Young Ambassadors. As part of the Young Ambassadors, he and his team received some of the finest training in their field, and received opportunities to perform their colorful, energetic, wholesome blend of song and dance in 56 nations of the world–from local audiences in the Midwest to performances for the prime minister of India, the queen of Thailand, and the king and queen of Jordan. After his stint in the Big Apple, Conlee moved back to Utah to pursue a career as a recording artist. Now having produced and contributed to many projects for other artists, James stepped into his own album cover and debuted with Sunday.
Popular James Conlee songs include: Abide With Me, Pachelbel’s Canon, Amazing Grace, Beautiful Savior, Sheep May Safely Graze, I Need Thee Every Hour, I Often Go Walking / Claire De Lune, In Humility, Our Savior, Lead Kindly Light, More Holiness Give Me. More music songs Mother’s Day Interlude, Pie Jesu, Teach Me to Walk in the Light, and There Is a Green Hill Far Away.