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.
2007, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
2015, Grammy — Best Musical Theater Album: Winner
2016, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee
Julie Groff — Mother
David Groff — Brother
Zachary Quinto — Ex-significant Other
James Groff — Father
Birth Name: Jonathan Drew Groff
Birth Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States