James Monroe Iglehart
James Monroe Iglehart
|Born||September 4, 1974 (age 46)|
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||Dawn Iglehart (m. 2002)|
Iglehart is perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning performance as the Genie in the original Broadway production of Aladdin. Iglehart assumed the role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway company of Hamilton in April 2017 and can be heard as super producer Steve Jones in As The Curtain Rises, Broadway's first original podcast soap opera.
Iglehart attended Cal State Hayward and started his career in California, performing in Bat Boy at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, California and as Teen Angel in Grease at the American Musical Theatre, San Jose, California.
In 2005, he directed Bat Boy the Musical at Ray of Light Theatre. He has played Mitch Mahoney in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway as a replacement starting in April 2007. He originated the role of Bobby in Memphis on Broadway in October 2009.
Iglehart performed the role of the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, a performance for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for this role. When asked about the role, he said, "It's not as exhausting as you think. I'm kind of an energetic guy in general, so basically I'm kind of being me with the volume turned up." Iglehart departed the company of Aladdin in February 2017 to begin rehearsals in the role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway company of Hamilton. He also performed in Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway.
Iglehart voices Lance Strongbow in Tangled: The Series, Captain James Hook in Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir, Bronzino in Elena of Avalor, Oscar in Vampirina and Taurus Bulba in DuckTales.
He was raised in Hayward, California, with his brother. His mother is a former high school choir teacher. His father James Iglehart is a former minor league baseball player and actor. He met his wife Dawn in the Mt. Eden High School show choir and they married in 2002.
|1978||Death Force||Jimmy Russell|
|2011||Memphis the Musical||Bobby|
|We Are the Hartmans||Eustace|
|2015||Broadway Draft 2015||Anchor||Short film|
|Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz||Calvin Carney, Jitterbug (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|2010||The Good Wife||Geo||Episode: "Doubt"|
|2012||Great Performances||Bobby||Episode: "Memphis"|
|Submissions Only||Wilson Jones||Episode: "Woof!"|
|Smash||Assistant||Episode: "Hell on Earth"|
|2015||Gotham||Ringmaster||Episode: "The Blind Fortune Teller"|
|2015–2019||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Coriolanus Burt||4 episodes|
|2016–2018||Nature Cat||Michael Bluejáy, Michael Bluejay (voice)||4 episodes|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Shawn Tompkins||Episode: "Intent"|
|2017–2020||Tangled: The Series||Lance Strongbow (voice)||38 episodes|
|2018||Cady Did||Orrin Hackett|
|Elementary||Detective Mason||Episode: "Pushing Buttons"|
|2018–2019||Our Cartoon President||End credits vocals, End credits vocalist, Gospel Singers (voices)||12 episodes|
|2019||At Home with Amy Sedaris||Darius Von Hassock||Episode: "Makeover"|
|Anthem: Homunculus||Ronnie Castro||Episode: "The End of Love"|
|Hazbin Hotel||Bar Patron (voice)||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2020||Perfect Harmony||Keith||Episode: "Regionals"|
|Elena of Avalor||Bronzino (voice)||2 episodes|
|Vampirina||Oscar (voice)||Episode: "Bust Friends"|
|DuckTales||Taurus Bulba (voice)||Episode: "Let's Get Dangerous!"|
|Biggest Little Christmas Showdown||Host|
|2003||Silent Line: Armored Core||Additional voices|||
|2006||The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee||Mitch Mahoney||Wilbur Theatre||Regional/Boston|
|2007–08||Circle in the Square Theatre||Broadway|
|2009||The Wiz||Lion||New York City Center Encores!||Off-Broadway|
|2011||Aladdin||The Genie||5th Avenue Theatre||Seattle/Pre-Broadway|
|2013–14||Ed Mirvish Theatre||Toronto/Pre-Broadway|
|2014–17||New Amsterdam Theatre||Broadway|
|2017–present||Hamilton||Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson||Richard Rodgers Theatre||Broadway|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Tony Awards||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||Aladdin||Won|
|Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Won|
|Broadway.com Audience Choice Award||Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|Favorite Diva Performance||Nominated|
|Favorite Funny Performance||Nominated|
- "James Monroe Iglehart: Performer". Playbill. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
- Ng, David (21 May 2014). "James Monroe Iglehart releases the genie inside". latimes.com. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
- "10 Things You May Not Know: James Monroe Iglehart of 'Aladdin'". New York Shows. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
- "Igleharts Wish Granted" nypost.com, March 9, 2014
- Blank, Matthew. "The Genie of Broadways Aladdin James Monroe Iglehart" playbill.com, March 18, 2014
- "James Monroe Iglehart Nominated for a Tony" rayoflighttheatre.com
- "James Monroe Iglehart" broadwayworld.com
- "James Monroe Iglehart" Internet Broadway Database
- Staff. Just the Winners, Please: Who Won the 68th Annual Tony Awards" playbill.com, June 8, 2014
- "Freestyle Love Supreme". broadway.com. 2020. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
- DJangi, Taraneh (2019-07-12). "Meet the Cast: Cheshire Crossing". Penguin Random House Audio.
- Staff, Mary Sue (2019-08-15). "Listen to the Audiobook for Andy Weir's Cheshire Crossing, About the Continued Adventures of Alice, Dorothy, and Wendy". The Mary Sue.
- "Stephanie Beatriz and James Monroe Iglehart Drop by 'DuckTales' Darkwing Episode: First Look (Exclusive)". ETonline. 2020-10-06.
- Geek.com, 06.11.2019 - MOVIES, 11 Forgotten Blaxploitation Classics That Deserve Your Time,← Savage! By K. Thor Jensen
- The Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2014 - Entertainment & Arts, James Monroe Iglehart releases the genie inside By David Ng
- Showtickets.com, June 2, 2016 - 10 Things You May Not Know: James Monroe Iglehart of ‘Aladdin’ Category Broadway |by Karu Daniels
- FromSoftware. Silent Line: Armored Core. Agetec. Scene: Ending credits, 2:46:43 in, Voice Talent.