James Michael Angelo
James Michael Angelo is a writer, comic and actor in New York City. He’s the author of the forthcoming memoir Life After Amway, based on his hit Off-Broadway show of the same title. This comedic coming of age story about growing up in the inner circles of the Amway business shines light on America’s obsession with success, addiction and bullying. James has also written this story into a screenplay. He’s a freelance blogger for the Huffington Post and has written various articles such as Teachers: The Front Line of the War on Bullying and Reimagining the American Dream, both of which can be accessed via huffingtonpost.com. Other writing credits include featured writer with Recovery Brands LLC blogging about various issues such as alcohol abuse, drug addiction, PTSD and depression and featured writer for BGI Magazine. He founded the New York City chapter of GLSEN in July of 2011. He served as the board’s Chair until 2013 when he stepped down and assumed the role of Director of Educator Programming.
James is a trained theater actor, improvisation artist, public speaker, and host. He’s currently auditioning for television and film, performs his stand-up act in and around New York City and is represented by The Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.