STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/23- Andrew Rannells
Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!
Happy Birthday, Andrew Rannells! Rannells played Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys. In January 2009, he reprised the role of Gaudio in the musical's Broadway production. Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. For his performance, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. His last performance was June 10, 2012. He recently played Bryan Buckley in Ryan Murphy's new television series The New Normal on NBC. He just took over as the title character inBroadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
In celebration of this day, we bring you 'I Believe' as performed by Rannells at the 2011 Tony Awards. Click below to check it out!