'Aladdin's' Genie: I Don't Have To Be Like Robin Williams

'Aladdin's' Genie: I Don't Have To Be Like Robin Williams

The original idea for the role of “Aladdin’s” Genie was far different than the one played by Robin Williams in the Disney animated film. But why isn’t James Monroe Iglehart, who now plays the Genie in the Broadway stage production, worried about filling the actor’s shoes? Plus, why do people get so geeked out when they hear Jonathan Freeman’s voice - the man who plays Jafar?