American Academy of Dramatic Arts L.A. Names Ideal Husband Actor as New President

News   American Academy of Dramatic Arts L.A. Names Ideal Husband Actor as New President
James Warwick has been named the new president of the Los Angeles division of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the institution announced April 11.

Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London (where he graduated with the Spotlight Award for the most promising actor of the year), Warwick appeared on Broadway in An Ideal Husband.

His many leading roles also include such West End productions as The Rocky Horror Show, Pride and Prejudice and The Real Thing. Other credits include the national tours of Camelot, Dr. Faustus, The Rivals and A Winter's Tale as well as such BBC and PBS television series as "Partners in Crime," "Lillie," "Edward VII," "Rock Follies," "Dr. Who" and "The Nightmare Man."

Warwick then became a freelance director and served as associate artistic director at the Chester Theatre Company and the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. He also held the artistic director position at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. For the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he has staged many productions and held a post as chairman of the Academy's advisory board.

He is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

AADA was founded in 1884 and currently has campuses in both New York and Los Angeles (since 1974). The L.A. campus is located at 1336 North La Brea Avenue. For more information visit

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