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James Naughton plays President Paul Kincaid

James Naughton stars as President of the United States, President Paul Kincaid. Scheduled for surgery with Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), the President doesn’t know that he is being targeted for assassination.


From Broadway and regional theatre to television and film, Naughton has won critical acclaim. He is currently filming the forthcoming feature Turks and Caicos , written and directed by David Hare and featuring a terrific ensemble cast. Past feature credits include The Devil Wears Prada, The First Wives Club, Factory Girl, The Glass Menagerie, The Good Mother, The Paper Chase and Cat’s Eye . His television credits include featured and recurring roles in Planet Of The Apes, Who’s The Boss?, Brooklyn Bridge, Making The Grade, Ally McBeal, The Cosby Mysteries, Damages  and, most recently, Gossip Girl .

He is the winner of two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical in 1997 and 1990, for his portrayal of media-savvy lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway hit Chicago , and for his role as a film noir–era detective in City Of Angels , which also earned him a Drama Desk Award. He also won the 1999 MAC Award for Best Male Vocalist for his one-man concert show, Street Of Dreams , and recorded a CD, It’s About Time .