Jonathan Groff

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jonathan Drew Groff
  • Birth Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/26/1985, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; singer-songwriter
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Jonathan Groff Fast Facts:
  • Mother is Methodist and a physical-education teacher; father is a Mennonite and a harness-racing driver and trainer. His paternal grandfather was a Mennonite preacher.
  • Was accepted to Carnegie Mellon University but instead played Rolf in a touring company of The Sound of Music.
  • Played Melchior Gabor in the original off-Broadway production of Spring Awakening, and then again on Broadway.
  • Is openly gay; while playing a heterosexual character on Glee, found himself in the middle of a controversy when a 2010 Newsweek article stated that gay actors are often not convincing playing straight roles. 
  • Taught a Children's Musical Theater Master Class in acting and song interpretation.
  • Has performed in a one-man cabaret act.
  • Jonathan Groff Relationships:
  • James Groff - Father
  • David Groff - Brother
  • Zachary Quinto - Ex-significant Other
  • Julie Groff - Mother
  • Jonathan Groff Awards:
  • 2007 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee

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