James Monroe Iglehart-Episode 126

Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart closes out Talk For Two’s spring season in EPIC fashion. Iglehart doesn’t hold back during an interview that covers everything from his early days in theatre to his personal opinions about the Tonys, theatre critics, and more.

Iglehart, a 2014 Tony winner for his role in Aladdin, shares how he migrated between New York and his native California during his days as a fledgling star. He made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in 2009, and a year later appeared in the Tony-winning best musical Memphis. Now, having played Genie for almost three years, Iglehart feels right at home in the New Amsterdam theater, where this interview took place.

Sitting across from each other, (and steps away from the Genie costume!) Iglehart opens up about why he loves Broadway, what makes him an entertainer, and gives his unvarnished insight on the business that can only come from the kind of success he’s had on the Great White Way. This is a mic-drop worthy interview that you do NOT want to miss!

Talk for Two returns in June.

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