About this Artist
James Monroe Iglehart is a native of San Francisco and won the Tony Award® and Drama Desk® Awards for ‘Best Featured Actor in a Musical’ as the original ‘Genie’ in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. He most recently starred as ‘Billy Flynn’ in Broadway’s Chicago and even appeared on Broadway in two productions simultaneously: in the smash-hit Hamilton as ‘Lafayette/Jefferson’ and in Freestyle Love Supreme as their special guest star! James made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, then originated the role of ‘Bobby’ in Memphis on Broadway. He is set to star as ‘Louis Armstrong’ in a new Broadway-bound musical based on the legendary musician’s life called A Wonderful World. James made his sold-out solo concert debut at 54 Below in a show entitled "How the Heck Did I Get Here?" He was brought back for a sold-out return engagement shortly thereafter and has since brought his act to concert venues across the country. He has recurred on television in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, the Netflix series "Maniac" opposite Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as ‘Coriolanus Burt,’ the rival of ‘Titus Andromedon’ played by Tituss Burgess. James has also guest starred on “Girls5Eva”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Sesame Street”, “At Home with Amy Sedaris”, “Perfect Harmony”, “Gotham”, "Elementary", and “The Good Wife.” He has been a guest co-host on “The View” alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy. He was the host of the HGTV competition show “Tiny Homes: the Biggest Little Christmas Showdown.” His numerous voice-over credits include playing ‘Lance Strongbow ‘for Disney’s hit animated show "Tangled." He currently voices the villainous ‘Mr. Puppypaws’ on “Supperkitties” for Disney Junior. He made his feature debut opposite Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage and Jullianna Margulies in the "Three Christs," and also appears in the film "Disenchanted" from Disney. This, and all things, for his amazing wife Dawn.