Jonathan Groff Makes Ravinia Debut Tonight
Tickets begin at $40 and include both entry to the show along with a dining package and free parking in the South Lot. The doors open at 6:30 for dinner and immediately following dinner, the doors will open for Jonathan Groff's performance at 8:30.
Recognizable from his recurring guest role on the hit TV show Glee, stage and screen star Jonathan Groff first captured critical attention as Melchior in the original Broadway cast of the Tony-winning Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater/Bill T. Jones production of Spring Awakening. The "ardency and thoughtfulness" (New York Times) of his portrayal was balanced with an "easy, irresistible intensity" that led a USA Today critic to wonder "where this guy was when I was in high school."
Groff subsequently earned raves as Danny in The Submission, Claude in Hair and Ken in Red, for which theLos Angeles Times admired the "delicate nuances" of his performance opposite Alfred Molina. He makes his Ravinia debut lighting up Broadway hits with pianist Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the renowned Broadway music director and orchestrator who has accompanied the Great White Way's most successful performers, including Laura Benanti, with whom she appeared at Ravinia in 2011.