In Performance: Jonathon Groff Sing's 'Lost in His Arms' for Valentine's Day
In today's New York Times 'In Performance' video, Broadway vet Jonathan Groff, currently starring on the new HBO series 'Looking,' gives a nod to Valentine's Day with an excerpt from "Annie Get Your Gun"s 'I Got Lost in His Arms,' with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Watch the performance here!
On Saturday, Groff will perform two shows as part of the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. Now in its 16th season, the acclaimed series continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting.
As a young boy in Lancaster, PA, Jonathan Groff played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in a family production in a barn. It got him started on a love of performing, and once he saw Annie Get Your Gun in Elementary school he knew he would have a life in the theater. He got his wish, appearing in Off-Broadway productions including Prayer for My Enemy, The Singing Forest at The Public Theater, the Broadway musical In My Life, and several regional tours, all leading to his starring role as Melchior in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, for which he earned a Tony nomination.
Groff's sweet tenor landed him on the popular TV show Glee, and he can be seen in the upcoming film The Normal Heart. Groff concertizes as well, singing pop tunes and Broadway songs "that we can Turn on their head a little bit and make it surprising and interesting for us as well as for the crowd."
Groff will perform on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets for the 7:30 pm show start at $35. Tickets for the 9:30 pm show start at $30.