CHICAGO (CBS SF/AP) — Tony Award-winner/Hayward-born James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage.
Iglehart, the star of “Aladdin” on Broadway, will join “Hamilton” in the dual roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson starting in mid-April. It’s the joint role Daveed Diggs won a Tony in last year.READ MORE: 'The Father Is A Hero'; Oakland Man, 1-Year-Old Daughter Die In Horrific Arson Fire
Iglehart made his Broadway debut in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and originated the role of Bobby in “Memphis” on Broadway before taking over the role of Genie in the “Aladdin” musical. Robin Williams voiced that role in the 1992 animated movie.READ MORE: Historic Photos: Remembering The 1906 San Francisco Great Earthquake
Major Attaway, the current Genie standby in the Broadway company, will take over for Iglehart starting Feb. 21.MORE NEWS: Vandals Smear Chauvin Defense Witness' Former Santa Rosa Home With Pig's Blood
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