James Gleason

Alumni

James Gleason stars in and wrote the play ACTOR UNDER FIRE which was a finalist
at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival. He based this play on his experiences on his tour
of duty in Viet Nam. James has just returned from China where he appeared THE
BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS produced by LA Theatre Works James
appeared in the New York Theatre Workshop and National Tour of the same play. . He
appeared as H. L. Menkin in the L.A. Theatre Works National Tour of THE GREAT
TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL with Ed Asner. James also appeared in the National
Tour of the L.A. Theatre Works production THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-
MARTIAL as well as the L.A. Theatre Works productions of RAISIN IN THE SUN,
TWELVE ANGRY MEN at the Skirball Center in L.A. He appeared in the U.S.
premiere of David Hare's STUFF HAPPENS at L.A’s Mark Taper Forum and starred as
Jack in the THE WEIR at L.A’s Geffen Playhouse. He starred regularly as Jimmy
McQuinn on the series THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOLLY DODD among
countless Guest Star roles on other series including MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE,
SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES and FRASIER. Film credits include AMERICAN
DREAMZ, MOTHER with Albert Brooks, REVENGE OF THE NERDS and Gene
Wilder’s THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER. New York Broadway and Off-
Broadway theatre credits include:, SPEED-THE PLOW, CURSE OF THE
STARVING CLASS, and THE MISER. He played Billy in STREAMERS and Mickey
in HISTORY OF AMERICAN FILM at the Mark Taper Forum. He created the role of
Charlie Brown in the original production of the musical SNOOPY and can be heard on
the cast C.D. James is an L.A. DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER for his
performance in Interact Theatre Company's production of COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW
AND STATE OF THE UNION. While a member of the Musical Theatre Guild in L.A.
he played leading roles in many of their productions including: 1776, MERRILY WE
ROLL ALONG, WHERE'S CHARLEY, THE APPLE TREE. James is married and
makes his home in Los Angeles. CA.
James Gleason stars in and wrote the play ACTOR UNDER FIRE which was a finalistat the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival. He based this play on his experiences on his tourof duty in Viet Nam. James has just returned from China where he appeared THEBATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS produced by LA Theatre Works Jamesappeared in the New York Theatre Workshop and National Tour of the same play. . Heappeared as H. L. Menkin in the L.A. Theatre Works National Tour of THE GREATTENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL with Ed Asner. James also appeared in the NationalTour of the L.A. Theatre Works production THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL as well as the L.A. Theatre Works productions of RAISIN IN THE SUN,TWELVE ANGRY MEN at the Skirball Center in L.A. He appeared in the U.S.premiere of David Hare's STUFF HAPPENS at L.A’s Mark Taper Forum and starred asJack in the THE WEIR at L.A’s Geffen Playhouse. He starred regularly as JimmyMcQuinn on the series THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOLLY DODD amongcountless Guest Star roles on other series including MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE,SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES and FRASIER. Film credits include AMERICANDREAMZ, MOTHER with Albert Brooks, REVENGE OF THE NERDS and GeneWilder’s THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER. New York Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre credits include:, SPEED-THE PLOW, CURSE OF THESTARVING CLASS, and THE MISER. He played Billy in STREAMERS and Mickeyin HISTORY OF AMERICAN FILM at the Mark Taper Forum. He created the role ofCharlie Brown in the original production of the musical SNOOPY and can be heard onthe cast C.D. James is an L.A. DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER for hisperformance in Interact Theatre Company's production of COUNSELLOR-AT-LAWAND STATE OF THE UNION. While a member of the Musical Theatre Guild in L.A.he played leading roles in many of their productions including: 1776, MERRILY WEROLL ALONG, WHERE'S CHARLEY, THE APPLE TREE. James is married andmakes his home in Los Angeles. CA.





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