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Home town  Hayward, California
Parents  James Iglehart
Spouse  Dawn Iglehart
Role  Actor
Name  James Iglehart

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Awards  Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Nominations  Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album
Movies  Death Force, Memphis: Direct from Broadway, We Are the Hartmans
Similar People  Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, Jonathan Freeman, Chad Beguelin, Casey Nicholaw

James Monroe Iglehart (born September 4, 1974) is an American stage actor and singer.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Igleheart also guest starred in two episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Coriolanus Burt, the rival of male protagonist Titus Andromedon.

Igleheart will voice the character Lance Strongbow in Tangled: The Series.

Personal life

He was raised in Hayward, California, with his brother. His father is a business man, and his mother is a former high school choir teacher. He met his future wife Dawn in the Mt. Eden High School show choir and married her in 2002.


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