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Anthony Rapp

Birth Place: Joliet, IL, USA

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Anything Rapp has been acting and singing professionally since he was nine years old. He is best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent, for which he shared an OBIE Award with the rest of the cast. He reprised his role in Chris Columbus’s film version opposite other members of the original cast.

Other Broadway credits include the revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation; and If/ Then; and his Broadway debut was in Precious Sons with Judith Ivey and Ed Harris, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk nomination.

Film credits include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Man of the Century, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind, bwoy, and Scrap. TV appearances include “The X-Files,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Psych.”

He currently plays the role of Commander Paul Stamets on the Paramount + television series “Star Trek: Discovery”. In 2000, he released his debut album, Look Around, and in 2006, his NY Times-bestselling book Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent — on which this show was based — was published by Simon & Schuster.

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Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2014

[West End]

[US Tour]
The Broadway Tour [National Tour], 2009
Mark Cohen

Henry McNeil

Performer [Replacement]

Reunion Concert, 2006
Mark Cohen

Special Benefit Production, 2005

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2004
Seymour Krelborn


Broadway Revival, 1999
Charlie Brown

[West End]
London Production, 1998
Mark Cohen

Broadway Transfer, 1996
Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen [Replacement]

Mark Cohen [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen

Dylan Taylor Sinclair/Roger


Jack Kahn

Jack Kahn

Alexander Weeks [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1990

Woody (Understudy)

Doug (Understudy)


Original Broadway Production, 1986

Original Broadway Production, 1981
Little Prince

Anthony Rapp Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director


Anthony Rapp Movies

[1987]Adventures in Babysitting Daryl

[1989]Far from Home Pinky Sears

[1989]Grave Secrets Jamie

[1992]School Ties RichardMcGooCollins

[1993]Six Degrees of Separation Ben

[1993]Dazed and Confused Tony

[1996]Twister Tony

[1997]David Searching David

[1999]Man of the Century Timothy Burns

[2000]Road Trip Jacob

[2001]A Beautiful Mind Bender

[2004]Open House Barry Farnsworth

[2005]Winter Passing Dean

[2005]Rent Mark Cohen

[2006]Danny Roane: First Time Director Anthony Rapp

[2008]Scaring the Fish Gene

[2009]The Other Woman Simon

[2012]Junction Connor

[2016]Opening Night Logan Joyce

[2016]Do You Take This Man Daniel

[2016]bwoy Brad

[2022]Scrap Ben

Anthony Rapp TV Shows

Kidnapped Larry Kellogg

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nathan Forrester, Matt Spevak

Star Trek: Discovery Lt. Cmdr. Paul Stamets, Paul Stamets, Cmdr. Paul Stamets

The Good Fight Glenn

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Exclusive: SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Soundtrack to Be Released on Vinyl With Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley & More

The album contains songs that are performed by the actors from the film including Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley, Fra Fee, Trevor Dion Nicholas and more.  Produced by Timeless Films in association with Axis Studios and directed by Stephen Donnelly, Charles Dickens’ ageless legend is reborn in this musical adaptation of the Christmas story.


Discover the latest album release from JEFF HARNAR, 'CY COLEMAN.' Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies and unforgettable performances of this must-listen project. Get your copy today and experience the magic of CY COLEMAN's music brought to life by JEFF HARNAR and his extraordinary musical guests.

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

This time, the reader question was: which actors have done multiple Broadway shows together?

Review: ADAM PASCAL rocks out at 54 Below

It’s not often you get to see someone with a true rocker’s spirit do an evening of Broadway, and though he did many well-familiar songs, his performances felt truly unique.

Jeff Harnar's New Cy Coleman Album 'A COLLECTIVE CY' is Now Available for Pre-Order

PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American Popular Song, has announced that the new album from multi-award-winning concert artist JEFF HARNAR – A Collective Cy: Jeff Harnar Sings Cy Coleman – is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Original RENT Stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp to Return to 54 Below with a New Show

Don't miss the highly anticipated reunion of Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, original stars of Rent, as they take the stage together at 54 Below. Find out where and when you can catch this exciting show for a limited time only.

Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns & More Join WILD ABOUT YOU World Premiere Recording

Get all the details on the star-studded cast of the world premiere recording of WILD ABOUT YOU, featuring Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns, and more. Find out the release date and be the first to listen to this highly anticipated recording.

Exclusive: Listen to Two Songs from SIDEWAYS the Musical- Original Cast Recording

Lakeshore Records and Broadway Records are set to release Sideways The Musical—Original Cast Recording digitally tomorrow, August 18 featuring original songs by Anthony Leigh Adams with lyrics by Rex Pickett and Adams. Check out two track from the new album here!


Discover the newly released soundtrack for STRAY GODS: THE ROLEPLAYING MUSICAL and immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies that bring this unique theatrical experience to life.

Anthony Rapp to Bring WITHOUT YOU to S.F.'s Curran Theater

Don't miss Anthony Rapp's captivating performance of 'Without You' at S.F.'s Curran Theater. Catch this limited-time engagement filled with emotion and raw talent. Book your tickets now!

Grant Garry's MEET ME WHERE I AM Wins Audience Award For Best Documentary Feature At Dances With Films Festival 2023

'Discover the powerful documentary 'MEET ME WHERE I AM' directed by Grant Garry that explores the raw emotions of grief and its impact on individuals and families. This award-winning film takes a timely and intimate look at the journey of healing and finding meaning. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking exploration featured at the Dances With Films Festival 2023.'


Discover the immersive theater experience of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, where history and celebrity culture collide. Explore Lady Gaga's Lower East Side and uncover hidden gems in this unique journey through time.

Marvin Hamlisch & Rupert Holmes' THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Musical to Get Cast Album

The musical was composed by the late Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) with lyrics by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). It is based on the iconic 1963 film by the late Jerry Lewis. This album signifies the last musical written by Hamlisch before his untimely passing.

Photos: Spin Cycle & JCS Theater Company Present The World Premiere of TRY FOR THE KINGDOM

Spin Cycle & JCS Theater Company present the World Premiere of TRY FOR THE KINGDOM, a new play by Jake Shore (Holy Moly at The Flea), at The Vino Theater in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. See photos from the production. 

Injoy Fountain From THE VOICE & Postmodern Jukebox to Perform at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Injoy Fountain, best known from NBC TV’s “The Voice” and her tour with Postmodern Jukebox, on Monday, July 31 at 9:30 PM.

Video: Watch Lea Salonga Perform 'Love Who You Love' at BROADWAY BACKWARDS

Watch Lea Salonga perform 'Love Who You Love' at Broadway Backwards 2023!

10 Musicals & Plays to Stream This Weekend For Pride

PrideFrom Kinky Boots to Rent, many musicals and plays with LGBTQIA+ representation are available to stream this weekend to celebrate Pride Month. Check out som theatre favorites that you can stream from the comfort of your own home below!

MEET ME WHERE I AM To Have US Premiere At Dances With Films Festival 2023 In Los Angeles

'Meet Me Where I Am,' a timely and intimate look about moving through grief, will make its US premiere at this year's Dances With Films (DWF) Festival, June 22nd - July 2nd at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.


Anthony Rapp has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

Anthony Rapp has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Anthony Rapp's first West End show was Rent which opened in 1998

Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Without You Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Without You and Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Precious Sons .

Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Precious Sons.

Anthony Rapp has written 2 shows including Without You (Writer), Anthony Rapp’s Without You (Author).

Anthony Rapp's next show will be Anthony Rapp’s Without You which opens on 1/25/2023 on Off-Broadway.

Anthony Rapp's next show will be Anthony Rapp’s Without You which opens on 1/25/2023 on Off-Broadway.

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