James Asher made his San Francisco Opera debut as Pete and the Emcee in Show Boat (2014). New York credits include The Laramie Project, Brave New World, Sajjil, Destination America, and 1000 Abu Ghraibian Nights. Regional theater highlights include national tours of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and Picasso at the Lapin Agile; The Laramie Project (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse); The Foreigner (San Jose Repertory Theatre); Language Rooms (Los Angeles Theatre Center); Tape (Magic Theater); Back of the Throat (Thick Description); Below the Belt (Waterstone Theater); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Idaho Shakespeare Festival). Asher’s film and television credits include Paradise Club, Being Us, The Singularity is Near, The Confessional, New York’s Dirty Laundry, Sweet Jane, Parenthood (NBC), and Spicy City (HBO). He holds a master’s degree from the American Conservatory Theater.