Photos: Jonathan Groff Among NYC's 2014 Gay Pride Parade's Grand Marshals
Frozen and Broadway star Jonathan Groff was among the grand marshals of New York's Gay Pride parade, held on Sunday, June 29th. The actor joined fellow marshals "Orange Is the New Black"'s Laverne Cox and the executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Rea Carey at the 44th annual event.
The event, which both celebrates the LGBT community as well as memorialize those lost to AIDS and hate crime, ran from 36th Street and Fifth Avenue all the way to Christopher and Greenwich Streets. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and "Scandal" star Dan Bucatinsky were also in attendance.
The parade was expected to draw thousands of spectators along the route. Last year's event included over 300 marching bands and 50 floats. New York's Gay Pride March also included activists, politicians, nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and community groups on its roster.
Check out photos below:
Grand Marshal Rea Carey
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio
Delores Nettles; Laverne Cox
Groff's new series LOOKING follows three friends who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men living in the San Francisco's Bay Area. Groff portrays Patrick a video game designer searching for love via OkCupid. Frankie Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett also star.
The actor's TV credits include Starz's BOSS alongside Kelsey Grammer and appearances on THE GOOD WIFE. His film credits include TAKING WOODSTOCK and THE CONSPIRATOR, as well as the upcoming Disney animated feature FROZEN and David Sedaris' C.O.G.
Groff starred in SPRING AWAKENING, for which he earned a 2007 Tony Award nomination. He has also appeared in Broadway's IN MY LIFE and HAIR, as well as off-Broadway's THE SUBMISSION, THE SINGING FOREST, and PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos