James Monroe Iglehart On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

James Monroe Iglehart

James Monroe Iglehart is currently starring as Marques de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway production of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

James Mornoe Iglehart is a Tony Award-winning actor, who was born in Hayward, California on September 4, 1974. He attended Cal State Hayward and began his stage career in California, appearing in Bat Boy in Palo Alto and as Teen Angel in Grease in San Jose. He then appeared in the 1997 National Tour of Show Boat.

In 2006, he played the role of Mitch Mahoney in the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston and would eventually take over the role on Broadway in April 2007 until the end of its run in January 2008, marking his Broadway debut. Just one year later he originated the role of Bobby in the 2009 Broadway premiere of Memphis.

Iglehart’s breakthrough moment came when he secured the role of Genie in Disney’s stage adaptation of Aladdin. After pre-Broadway tryouts in Seattle in 2011 and Toronto in 2013, the show finally opened on Broadway in March 2014, landing Iglehart his first Tony Award.

He moved on from Agrabah to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in April 2017, assuming the dual roles of Marques de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical Hamilton.

James Monroe Iglehart in Hamilton
Photo by Joan Marcus


Shows Currently Featuring James Monroe Iglehart

Hamilton as Marques de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson
Richard Rodgers Theatre
To Sunday, November 10, 2019

Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton - a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become.