Angel Desai

Angel Desai

Angel is currently appearing in Manhattan Theatre Club's "India Pale Ale". Select NY theater: "An Ordinary Muslim" (NYTW), "Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band" (Ma-Yi), "Company" (2006 Broadway revival), “The Tempest" and "The Winter's Tale" (CSC); "Manic Flight Reaction" and "The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin" (Playwrights Horizons), "The Architecture of Loss" (NYTW), "The Antigone Project" and "Gum" (Women's Project), and “Stop Kiss” and ”Henry VIII" (Public/NYSF).  Regional credits include: Yale Repertory, George St. Playhouse,The Old Globe, McCarter Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Playmakers Repertory, Cleveland Playhouse, Sundance Theater Festival, NY Stage and Film, O'Neill Theater Center, and the Cape Cod Theater Project.  Select TV: recurring roles on “Jessica Jones”, ”Being Mary Jane," "Damages," "The Event", Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse", and all three "Law and Order”’s. Guest spots include “Chicago Med,” “Minority Report”, “Madam Secretary”, “Major Crimes”, ”Forever", "Elementary", and "Nurse Jackie”. Film credits include The Clique, The War Within, Heights, Black Knight, and Robot Stories.  She is the voice of President Jinn in “Gears of War: 4”.  She is a recipient of a 2017 NYU Grad Acting Diversity Program Mentorship, a 2017 New Harmony Lab grant, a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Binghamton High School, and a 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.  She is a 52nd Street Project volunteer and a life-long violinist, pianist, and jazz vocalist.  She has a BA in biopsychology/psychology from Oberlin College and an MFA in Acting from NYU.