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Darren Criss

 
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Darren Criss is an actor, singer, songwriter, and producer. He won an Emmy for his work on the drama series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Criss is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson on the FOX musical comedy-drama series Glee. As the lead vocalist of Glee's ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Darren Criss is an actor, singer, songwriter, and producer. He won an Emmy for his work on the drama series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Criss is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson on the FOX musical comedy-drama series Glee. As the lead vocalist of Glee's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2022
Performer
  [US Tour]
Broadway National Tour, 0
Hedwig
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Hedwig [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
J. Pierrepont Finch [Replacement]

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Sarah Paulson and Darren Criss Photo

Sarah Paulson and Darren Criss

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Darren Criss and Krysta Rodriguez

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Scott Pask, Darren Criss and Tony Marion Photo

Scott Pask, Darren Criss and Tony Marion

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Jonathan Groff, Zach Braff, Lea Michele and Darren Criss Photo

Jonathan Groff, Zach Braff, Lea Michele and Darren Criss

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Liz Paulson, Jason Weinberg, Sarah Paulson and Darren Criss Photo

Liz Paulson, Jason Weinberg, Sarah Paulson and Darren Criss

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2022
Performer

  [US Tour]
Broadway National Tour, 0
Hedwig

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Hedwig [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
J. Pierrepont Finch [Replacement]

Darren Criss Biography

Darren Criss is an actor, singer, songwriter, and producer. He won an Emmy for his work on the drama series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Criss is best known for his portrayal of Blaine Anderson on the FOX musical comedy-drama series Glee. As the lead vocalist of Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers, Criss' first number, a cover version of "Teenage Dream", became the fastest-selling GLEE single, reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified gold in the US. The Warblers have sold over 1.3 million tracks, and the soundtrack album, Glee: The Music Presents the Warblers, peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2015 for writing the song "This Time" for the GLEE finale. He is also a co-founder of Elsie Fest, a music festival that features Broadway and pop music acts.

Criss made his Broadway debut, replacing Daniel Radcliffe in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Criss later took on the role of Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and headlined the national tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Criss can most recently be seen in the Netflix series, Hollywood.




Darren Criss News

Jane Krakowski Joins 'Seth Rudetsky's Broadway' at The Town Hall Next Month Photo Jane Krakowski Joins 'Seth Rudetsky's Broadway' at The Town Hall Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The Town Hall & Mark Cortale continue with the latest installment of the internationally acclaimed concert series Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, hosted and music directed by Sirius/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

Kennedy Center Crowns 50th Anniversary Season With Permanent New JFK Exhibit, Bernste Photo Kennedy Center Crowns 50th Anniversary Season With Permanent New JFK Exhibit, Bernstein's MASS, and Continued Investment in Social Impact
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

This September, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its namesake with two projects: the opening of Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy‚ÄĒa new permanent exhibit exploring Kennedy's presidency and commitment to the arts‚ÄĒand a reprise of Bernstein's MASS, which premiered at the Center's opening exactly 51 years earlier. These projects cap an extraordinary year that saw the Center reopen its doors after the pandemic lockdown for a landmark 50th Anniversary season.

Review: PUFFS Provides Hilarious, Filthy Fun at CLO Cabaret Photo Review: PUFFS Provides Hilarious, Filthy Fun at CLO Cabaret
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 11, 2022

The adult-oriented evening performances of the Potter parody are a gut-busting mix of improv, nostalgia and theatre magic.

Official: Lea Michele Is FUNNY GIRL's Next Fanny Brice; Tovah Feldshuh Will Take Over Photo Official: Lea Michele Is FUNNY GIRL's Next Fanny Brice; Tovah Feldshuh Will Take Over as Mrs. Brice
by BWW Staff - Jul 11, 2022

It's official! Lea Michele will take over as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway, succeeding Beanie Feldstein who will depart the production on July 31st. Find out when Lea Michele and Tovah Feldshuh are joining the show, how to get ticket and more.

3 Broadway Shows Take Final Bow Today Photo 3 Broadway Shows Take Final Bow Today
by Team BWW - Jul 10, 2022

On July 10, Broadway says goodbye to three Tony-nominated productions. Plaza Suite will conclude its run at the Hudson Theatre following 35 previews and 110 regular performances; American Buffalo wraps up at the Circle in the Square Theatre following 27 previews and 101 regular performances; and Macbeth finishes it's run at the Longacre Theatre after 19 previews and 80 regular performances.

BWW Prompts: Who Would You Like to See in the Stranger Things Play? Photo BWW Prompts: Who Would You Like to See in the Stranger Things Play?
by BWW Prompts - Jul 7, 2022

Today we asked our readers which character from the Stranger Things series they want to see on stage & who should play them!

VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cynthia Erivo Honor WEST SIDE STORY on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH Photo VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cynthia Erivo Honor WEST SIDE STORY on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Rivera, the legendary Tony Award winner and one of the most nominated performers in Tony history, lead the anniversary celebration by honoring the musical's composer, Stephen Sondheim, and presenting the the National Symphony Orchestra performing a special musical tribute. The celebration concluded with Erivo performing a rendition of 'Somewhere.'

Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 5, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Neil Pepe! Pepe talked about his career, including American Buffalo, which is currently running on Broadway. Listen to the full episode here.

July 4th Viewing Guide: Lin-Manuel Miranda, MOULIN ROUGE! & More Photo July 4th Viewing Guide: Lin-Manuel Miranda, MOULIN ROUGE! & More
by Michael Major - Jul 1, 2022

BroadwayWorld brings you a guide to this year's Fourth of July television specials, featuring performances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joaquina Kalukango, Heath Headley, and Chita Rivera honoring West Side Story! Plus, the casts of Moulin Rouge! the Musical and Freestyle Love Supreme are also slated to perform.

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce July 2022 Schedule Photo Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce July 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this July with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Jay Leonhardt and John Weber Duo, Remy LeBeouf Assembly of Shadows Orchestra and more. Birdland Theater will present Tony DeSare, Maurizio Spista Organ Trio and more.

Darren Criss Videos

VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cynthia Erivo Honor WEST SIDE STORY on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH VideoVIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cynthia Erivo Honor WEST SIDE STORY on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Rivera, the legendary Tony Award winner and one of the most nominated performers in Tony history, lead the anniversary celebration by honoring the musical's composer, Stephen Sondheim, and presenting the the National Symphony Orchestra performing a special musical tribute. The celebration concluded with Erivo performing a rendition of 'Somewhere.'

VIDEO: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough on Hosting The Tony Awards: Act One VideoVIDEO: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough on Hosting The Tony Awards: Act One
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2022

Criss and Hough will host 'The Tony Awards: Act One,' one hour of exclusive content streaming live, only on Paramount+. The pair discussed preparing for the ceremony while simultaneously starring in Broadway shows, how they feel representing the Broadway community, and teased what audiences can expect from their opening number.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose on Hosting the 75th Annual Tony Awards VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose on Hosting the 75th Annual Tony Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2022

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with Ariana DeBose to discuss hosting the 75th Annual Tony Awards this Sunday, June 12. DeBose discussed the rehearsal process for the ceremony, what audiences can expect from the performances, why she's 'terrified' to host, and more.

VIDEO: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough Tease Their Tony Awards Opening Number on CBS MO VideoVIDEO: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough Tease Their Tony Awards Opening Number on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Jun 9, 2022

Tony Awards: Act One hosts Darren Criss and Julianne Hough touched on what audiences can expect from their hour-long portion of the Tony Awards, teasing the broadcast's opening number, which was written by Criss. Criss and Hough also discussed their Tony Awards memories, what their pre-show ritual is for their respective Broadway shows, and more.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Teases What to Expect From the Tony Awards on CBS MORNINGS VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Teases What to Expect From the Tony Awards on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Jun 8, 2022

Ariana DeBose appeared on CBS Mornings today to discuss hosting the 75th Annual Tony Awards. DeBose discussed her previous experiences as a Tony nominee, gave advice to this year's nominees, and teased how they will be honoring Broadway swings and understudies at this year's ceremony.

VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The teaser trailer features a star-studded lineup of Tony nominees, including Hugh Jackman, Rachel Dratch, Sutton Foster, Billy Crystal, Uzo Aduba, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, L Morgan Lee, Jesse Williams, Rob McClure, Myles Frost, and more.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Sam Rockwell VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Sam Rockwell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2022

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Sam Rockwell! 'This is a win for the whole play,' said Sam. 'We're up for Best Revival! It's already a win for Laurence [Fishburne] and Darren [Criss] and Neil [Pepe] and I.'

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Sam Rockwell sat down with Seth Meyers on Late Night last night to discuss how he celebrated his recent Tony nomination for American Buffalo. Rockwell also discussed the extra pressure of performing with a Tony nomination, his theatrical background, and the recent audience disruptions at American Buffalo.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the  VideoVIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Sam Rockwell appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss his new role in American Buffalo on Broadway. Rockwell discussed growing his mustache for the role, performing in front of his famous friends in the audience, and how he and Laurence Fishburne rehearsed the play throughout the pandemic.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2022

Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.


Darren Criss Frequently Asked Questions

What is Darren Criss next theatre project?
Darren Criss's next show will be American Buffalo which opens on 4/14/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Darren Criss been in?
Darren Criss has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Darren Criss been in?
Darren Criss has not appeared in the West End