JIM CONTE is thrilled to be back at Candlelight where audiences most recently saw him as Maurice in Beauty and the Beast. He is enjoying his “encore career” playing some of the zaniest characters ever written, including: Clarence (A Wonderful Life), Cap’n Andy (Showboat), Geek (Side Show), Stephen Hopkins (1776), Grandfather (Ragtime), Fagin (Oliver!), Selsdon (Noises Off!) and Gangster #1 (Kiss Me, Kate). Jim also enjoys singing with the Philly Pops Festival Chorus and being a Supernumerary (extra) in several Opera Philadelphia productions. Thanks to Bob, Lee and Jody for the opportunity to be in his favorite show of all time. Remember…It’s never too late to follow your dreams!