- Began acting in his high school's stage production of Barnum where he juggled and sang in the choir.
- Started formally singing in high school and took his first voice lesson at 17.
- Received the Outstanding Senior Project Award in 2005 from Indiana University for his work in their Individualized Major Program.
- Was nominated for three Astaire awards for his performance in the 2011 Broadway revival of Anything Goes.
- Appears in Norah Jones' music video for "Happy Pills" (2012).
- Francoise Donnell — Mother
- Jason Donnell — Brother
- Patti Murin — Wife
- Ben Donnell — Father
- Ryan Donnell — Brother
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States (2005)