James Barbour Welcomes Daughter Hudson

09/11/2008 at 08:00 AM ET
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Broadway star James Barbour and his wife Dana Stackpole are first-time parents, having welcomed a daughter on on Aug. 29. Hudson Barbour weighed in at 8 lbs 6 oz. and was born "beautiful and healthy" says the 42-year-old star of A Tale of Two Cities. Like many first babies, however, Hudson was slow to make an entrance to the world. Recalls James,

"[Dana] started labor in the morning [of Aug. 28]. Thankfully my in-laws are in town to see the show and support her, so [when I had to] eventually leave for the theater that evening they [took over]. I got a call about a half hour before I was supposed to go onstage that she was doing all right, and at 10:30, I hopped in a car and went to the hospital. She was in labor all night, and then the baby was born at noon."

When asked by Broadway.com where his priorities lie, James says it’s with "family and friends, no matter what." "I have a very close family and a lot of close friends to begin with, and then the birth of a child? It’s unbelievable," he says. "I look at [Hudson] and go, ‘Oh my god. She projectile pooped! That’s amazing!’ You know? These things that you’d never think. ‘She spit up! It’s so cute!’"

Source: Broadway.com

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Jayme on

How odd….my SON’S name is Hudson…

gemma on

my SON’S name is also Hudson. Since when has it become a girl’s name?

ktb221 on

I babysat a girl named Hudson when I was in college and it has been my favorite girl name since.

margo on

I saw The Tale of Two Cities this afternoon and can honestly say that James carried the show with his incredible voice and amazing acting. The crowd gave a standing ovation en masse.

Coral on

I guess I’m really behind, I didn’t even know it was a boy’s first name, let alone a girl’s! : ) I hope she has a feminine middle name. Congrats!!

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