is the co-founder of Thirty Saints Productions, which created The Broadway Songbook® Series and currently produces Songbook Live. Together with Broadway Asia, Thirty Saints toured Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat® to Tokyo and led the artistic team for the US Air Force's 9/11 tribute video There Are No Words, seen by millions of viewers. Thirty Saints is an investor in the current Broadway, National Tour, and Toronto productions of Come from Away and Magic Mike in London. Rocco's theatrical career started as the youngest member of the (Art) Linkletter Totten Tots! He appeared in Oliver! with Ray Walston and Jules Munschin; Carousel as Enoch Snow Jr, with John Raitt; and as Sheppard in Sidney Lumet & David Merrick's thriller, Child's Play. James produced his first show in New York at 16 (Henry, Sweet Henry, at the Mercer Arts Center and the Lamb Theatre). As a performer, he appeared in the original Broadway production of Cats. In addition, Rocco was seen in the International and TV Ashai Productions of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, sang back up for Frank Sinatra, was the lead singer for Herbie Hancock and the Super Sounds, and had an FMQB hit with the song And The Night Stood Still. From 2005-to 2017, Rocco was the VP of Programming and Producing Artistic Director at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Before joining the Ordway team, Rocco was Producing Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. His freelance work as a director/choreographer includes award-winning productions of 33 Variations, Grey Gardens, Singin' In the Rain, Yankee Doodle Dandy, (World Premiere), Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, Chess, She Loves Me, Violet, South Pacific, White Christmas, As Bees in Honey Drown, A Little Night Music, Songs For A New World, In The Heights, Damn Yankees, Pirates of Penzance, Guys & Dolls, On the Town, A Christmas Story, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more from classic repertoire to world premieres. In 2019, he was recognized by The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds for 30 years of dedication, craft, and contribution to the theater. Rocco commissioned the holiday musical A Country Christmas Carol and was part of the creative teams behind the off-Broadway cult hits Nite Club Confidential and Streakin'! In addition, his re-visioned stage production of Singin' in the Rain has been seen around the world. His newest venture is Thirty Saints Music Licensing which acquires music clearances for stage shows. Clients include Stage Rights Publishing, Broadway Licensing, Members of The Broadway League, The Dramatist Guild, and The National Alliance of Musical Theatre.