- Was recruited by his grandmother to do youth community theater at age 6.
- Increased his devotion to acting and singing after injuries stemming from a car accident in the seventh grade sidelined his participation in sports.
- Had the lead in three plays at Ithaca College.
- Made his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages in 2009.
- Simultaneously worked on two musicals in 2011: Broadway rehearsals for Bonnie & Clyde and pre-Broadway performances of Newsies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. He went on to originate the lead roles in the Broadway productions of both.
- Got his first regular role on a TV series by joining the cast of Smash in 2013.
- 2012, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
- Susan Long — Grandmother
- Ashley Spencer — Wife
- Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, United States (BFA in Musical Theater, 2007)
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