James Cockrell ~ Mamillus

 James Cockrell ~ Mamillus

James is an eighth-grader at Orange Grove Middle School. He has been an active member with the Tucson Diving Team at the UA Aquatic Center and sings in the St. Philip’s St. Nicholas and Schola Choirs. Recently James played the role of John Henry in The Member of the Wedding for the Arizona Onstage Productions. Before that he sang the role of Harry in the UA School of Music’s production of Britten’s opera Albert Herring. James has been a frequent actor at the UA School of Theatre Arts where he played the roles of Winthrop in The Music Man, Tommy (age 5) in Tommy and in The Miracle Worker andCarousel. The role of Mamillius is his tenth on stage, beginning with his Arizona Opera debut in Madama Butterfly at age of 3½. James attended the Interlochen Arts Camp for five summers in northern Michigan, where in addition to singing, acting, dancing and playing the violin, he enjoyed riding his bike, swimming, fishing and cookouts.