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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Monroe Iglehart. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Monroe Iglehart, often where they are interviewed.

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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for James Monroe Iglehart. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about James Monroe Iglehart, often where they are interviewed.

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3: The ZODIAC Killer with James Monroe Iglehart

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California native and Tony Award winning actor, James Monroe Iglehart discusses The ZODIAC with Jenn & Jess. 

Nov 02 2020 · 42mins
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This Week on Broadway for October 25, 2020: James Monroe Iglehart

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Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with James Monroe Iglehart. In the second half, Peter reviews RFK @ Music Theatre of Connecticut, and all three panelists discuss productions they travelled a far distance to see. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. read more
Oct 25 2020 · 1hr 5mins

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Episode 07 - James Monroe Iglehart

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Actor of stage and screen James Monroe Iglehart dials up the energy on this week's episode of Mindspace. James is best known for his Tony Award-winning performance as the Genie in broadway’s Aladdin, but he and Geoff dive into his true loves including professional wrestling, growing up with DC/Marvel comics, and writing a Spider-Man comic. James also gives his own picks for the essential shelf comic of the week!


Producer: Evan Copp


Executive Producers: Geoff Boucher, Matthew Medney, David Erwin, Tommy Coriale, Patrick Smith


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Oct 06 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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Ep2 - James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin - 2014)

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James Monroe Iglehart grew up obsessed with Disney and Robin Williams ( the Genie in the film Aladdin) was his childhood hero. At 17 his graduation gift from his mother was going to see Aladdin so clearly the role of the Genie was his destiny but there were many hurdles along the way. In this episode James describes how he fought for the role that made him a household name and a Tony Award winner plus he shares with Ilana the most amazing story of performing at The White House for Barack and Michelle Obama- dreams do come true!

Hosted by Ilana Levine, Produced by Alan Seales, part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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Jul 28 2020 · 37mins

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Episode 212: James Monroe Iglehart gets Broadwaysted, Part 2!

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You ain't never had a zoom like me!

Play along as James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) rejoins Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly for wine, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, and Milagro tequila.

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Jun 09 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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15 Seconds to Curtain: James Monroe Iglehart, part 2

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Our Muppet-filled conversation with Broadway star James Monroe Iglehart continues!
May 12 2020 · 44mins
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15 Seconds to Curtain: James Monroe Iglehart, part 1

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Talking Muppets with Broadway star James Monroe Iglehart!
May 05 2020 · 45mins
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James Monroe Iglehart: Tony Award Winning Actor

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Tony award winning actor James Monroe Iglehart and his wife are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. We would know. They are our cousins. They met back and in high school show choir. James knew he wanted to be a performer. Dawn knew she wanted to be a scientist. From one role to the next James found his way to Broadway, while Dawn found her way to the lab. Living at opposite ends of the country and both finding their big breaks, James had a pivotal decision to make.

He and his friends, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Jackson and Daveed Diggs (from Hamilton), Bill Sherman (MD for Sesame Street), Shockwave (Beat boxer for Electric Company), Utkarsh Ambudkar, and more started an improv comedy group called Freestyle Love Supreme. Lin-Manuel Miranda, after launching his Broadway hit, In the Heights, approached James with a project he was developing called Hamilton. He thought James would be great for the role, Mulligan, based on the rapper Busta Rhymes. After performing the role at an early Hamilton concert, James was approached by Disney and offered the role of Genie in Aladdin. Genie, or Mulligan?

Nearly a decade later James won a Tony Award for his role as Genie in Aladdin. Hamilton won all the others. As James was accepting his award, he gave a moving speech about his appreciation for his wife, Dawn. Not many people knew about Dawn or the struggles it took to get to that moment. They supported each other through thick and thin, and financial uncertainty. James recalls when he first arrived on Broadway how challenging his situation was.

“The MD was like, ‘James. You’re on Broadway now. You can spend some money.’ And I was like, ‘No. No I can’t. I’m literally living in a sublet doing this show while paying rent back in California.’”

Recently, Dawn was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and thyroid cancer. Both went through the chemotherapy journey together with unrelenting positivity. For Dawn and James, there is no stage too big. They just are the greatest. Now James is acting as Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette in Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme just finished a surprise Broadway tour. Everything has come full circle.

Behind the stars and their amazing stories is a deep connection with each other. Creatives need stability to keep them grounded, but also encouragement to shoot for the stars. May we all find the love support in the people that know us best and become a dynamic team like these two.

Apr 01 2020 · 1hr 19mins
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Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (feat. Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart)

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In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala. 

Jun 27 2019 · 24mins
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#388 - Travis McElroy and James Monroe Iglehart Write Comics Now

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Ryan and Jamie talk to two fresh comic book creators: the Tony Award-winning James Monroe Iglehart, who's Spider-Man story appeared in MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #3, followed by prolific podcaster Travis McElroy, who co-wrote THE WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY...
Apr 05 2019 · 1hr 3mins
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