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Equally versatile on stage and screen, Jonathan Groff can currently be seen as King George in The Public Theater’s acclaimed world premiere musical production of Hamilton, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In June, Groff will star in the… Read more
Equally versatile on stage and screen, Jonathan Groff can currently be seen as King George in The Public Theater’s acclaimed world premiere musical production of Hamilton, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In June, Groff will star in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn’s A New Brain at New York City Center. Jonathan Groff can also currently be seen as Patrick in the second season of the hit HBO television series, Looking. Created by Michael Lannan and directed and executive produced by Andrew Haigh, Looking follows the lives of three gay friends as they navigate life in modern-day San Francisco.
Jonathan recently appeared opposite Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood’s critically-acclaimed film, American Sniper. He also starred in the HBO telefilm, The Normal Heart, directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, and Julia Roberts, among others. Adapted from the award-winning play by Larry Kramer, the film chronicles a gay activist who attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. Groff also lent his voice to the character of Kristoff, the rugged mountain man, in Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Award-winning animated comedy-adventure, Frozen. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and also featuring the vocal talents of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the film was released in November 2013 and it has since become the highest grossing animated film in history.
In addition, Jonathan also appeared in the independent feature, C.O.G., which premiered as part of the Dramatic Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Directed/adapted by Kyle Patrick Alvarez and also starring Denis O’Hare, Corey Stoll, and Casey Wilson, the movie, based on the popular David Sedaris short story and the first ever film adaptation of his work, tells the story of a cocky young man who travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm, finding himself out of his element as his lifestyle and ideas are suddenly questioned by the locals. Jonathan made his big screen debut as Michael Lang, the legendary concert promoter and co-creator of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Festival, in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, and subsequently starred in The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford and also starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright, and the independent drama, Twelve-Thirty, written and directed by Jeff Lipsky and co-starring Mamie Gummer.
On the small screen, Jonathan gained notoriety for his role as Jesse St. James in Fox’s hit musical comedy series, Glee. Groff then joined the cast of the critically-acclaimed Starz political drama series, Boss for its second season. Groff’s other television credits include, among others, a guest-starring role on the lauded CBS legal drama, The Good Wife.
A young veteran of the theater, Groff originated the role of Melchior Gabor in the Tony Award-winning musical, Spring Awakening. With music by Duncan Sheik and book & lyrics by Steven Sater, Spring Awakening, based on Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play of the same name, concerns a group of teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of their sexuality. Jonathan’s role as Melchior Gabor, the sharp, searching teen, earned him a Theatre World Award, in addition to Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominations. Groff created the role Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company, prior to reprising the role on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.
Following his acclaimed turn in Spring Awakening, Groff transitioned into the famed role of Claude in The Public Theater’s heralded revival of Hair, which ran as part of The Public Theater’s “Shakespeare in the Park” series at the Delacorte Theatre. Groff also starred in two Off-Broadway plays by acclaimed playwright/screenwriter Craig Lucas, for which he was the recipient of an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance –Prayer for My Enemy, directed by Bartlett Sher, at Playrwights Horizons, and The Singing Forest, co-starring Olympia Dukakis, at the Public Theatre.
Prior to making his West End debut at the Noel Coward Theatre in the heralded revival of Ira Levin's Deathtrap, Groff starred as Dionysus, the God of wine, in the Public Theater’s summer staging of Euripides’ The Bacchae. Subsequently, he starred on stage opposite Rutina Wesley and Eddie Kaye Thomas in the MCC Theater production of Jeff Talbot’s provocative Off-Broadway drama, The Submission. Most recently, Jonathan joined Alfred Molina in the Donmar Warehouse production of the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Red at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
At just thirty years old, actor Jonathan Groff has already been nominated for a Tony Award (for his role in Spring Awakening, had a breakout role on Glee and garnered a fierce following for his starring role in the short-lived but much-loved… Read more
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The Point Foundation’s Point Honors 2015 New York Gala, held on Monday night at the New York Public Library, was a celebration of how LGBT narratives, both on and off-screen, can inspire acceptance, foster a sense of community and lead to understanding… Read more