James Mountcastle

Professor in the Practice of Stage Management & Production Stage Manager Yale Repertory Theatre


James Mountcastle is a Professor in the Practice in Yale School of Drama’s Stage Management Department. He is also the Production Stage Manager at Yale Repertory Theatre, where he has stage managed Arcadia, The House that will not Stand, A Streetcar Named Desire, American Night: The Battle of Juan José, Three Sisters, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Master Builder, Passion Play, Richard II, Eurydice, a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, and the world premiere of The Clean House. At New York’s City Center Theatre, he was the Production Stage Manager for the revival of Randy Newman’s Faust for Encores. He also has supervised and mentored young professional stage managers on dozens of productions. Before arriving at Yale in 2004, he was a professional stage manager with more than 20 years of diverse experience in regional, stock, and Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. Broadway credits include Damn Yankees, Jekyll & Hyde, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Boys from Syracuse, The Smell of the Kill, Life x (3), and Wonderful Town. He spent several Christmas seasons in New York City as stage manager for the now legendary production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. Broadway national tours include City of Angels, Falsettos, and My Fair Lady. He served as Production Stage Manager for Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis for both its national tour and at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. In addition, Mr. Mountcastle has worked at The Kennedy Center, Center Stage in Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and elsewhere. As an actor, he received a BFA in Drama from Catholic University in 1983. He is also a 1990 graduate of Yale School of Drama.