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  • Inspired by his enjoyment of the film Ghostbusters to take up entertainment as a career.
  • Made off-Broadway debut at age 15 in David Marshall Grant's Current Events at the Manhattan Theatre Club; and his Broadway debut in 2006 in Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
  • Tony Award-winning performance for Spring Awakening (2006) also earned a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.
  • Also a musician, he played in several bands while growing up in Delaware, including Old Springs Pike, and his solo performances have featured his folk-musician parents as an opening act.
  • Other stage work includes Broadway productions of American Idiot (2010) and Jerusalem (2011).


  • 2007, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Musical): Winner


  • John Gallagher Sr. — Father
  • June Gallagher — Mother


  • Birth Name: John Howard Gallagher Jr.
  • Birth Place: Wilmington, DE
  • Profession: Actor, Musician

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