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Since bursting onto the pop-culture landscape over a decade ago, Darren Criss has made his unique mark in the entertainment industry - across stage and screen, for music and acting. Darren exploded into the internet’s subculture as both an actor and songwriter for the YouTube viral hit A Very ... (read complete bio)

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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]

Darren Criss Movies

A Very Potter Musical
 
[2009]
Harry Potter
Me and My Dick
 
[2009]
Writer
A Very Potter Sequel
 
[2010]
Harry
The Chicago 8
 
[2011]
Yippie Man
Starship
 
[2011]
Girl Most Likely
 
[2012]
Lee
A Very Potter Senior Year
 
[2013]
Harry
The Wind Rises
 
[2013]
Katayama - Voice
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
 
[2013]
Sutemaru - Voice
Stan Lee's Mighty 7
 
[2014]
Micro - Voice
A Very StarKid Reunion
 
[2015]
Flop Stoppers
 
[2016]
Speech & Debate
 
[2017]
Sydney's Adventure
 
[2018]
All You Ever Wished For
 
[2018]
Tyler Hutton
Midway
 
[2019]
Eugene Lindsey
Music Music Music
 
[2019]
Show of titles
 
[2021]
Justice Society: World War II
 
[2021]
Superman / Clark Kent - Voice

Darren Criss TV Shows

Little White Lie
 
[2009]
Toby Phillips
Eastwick
 
[2009]
Josh Burton
A Very Potter Musical
 
[2009-2010]
Harry Potter
Cold Case
 
[2010]
Reuben Harris '69
Archer
 
[2011]
Mikey, Tommy
The Cleveland Show
 
[2012]
Hunter
Web Therapy
 
[2013]
Augie Sayles
Web Therapy
 
[2013]
Augie Sayles
American Horror Story
 
[2015]
Justin
Glee
 
[2010-2015]
Glee
 
[2010-2015]
Blaine Anderson, Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Transformers: Rescue Bots
 
[2016]
Sideswipe
:Dryvrs
 
[2017]
Samual
Supergirl
 
[2017]
Music Meister
The Flash
 
[2017]
Music Meister
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
 
[2014-2017]
Sideswipe, Son
American Crime Story
 
[2018]
Andrew Cunanan
Wayward Guide
 
[2020]
Ryan Reynolds
Wayward Guide
 
[2020]
Ryan Reynolds
Royalties
 
[2020]
Pierce
Hollywood
 
[2020]
Raymond Ainsley
Yasuke
 
[2021]
Haruto, Additional Voices
Trese
 
[2021]
Marco Guerrero, Marco
Rick and Morty
 
[2021]
Naruto, Bruce Chutback
Green Eggs and Ham
 
[2022]
Looka

Darren Criss Biography

Since bursting onto the pop-culture landscape over a decade ago, Darren Criss has made his unique mark in the entertainment industry - across stage and screen, for music and acting.

Darren exploded into the internet‚Äôs subculture as both an actor and songwriter for the YouTube viral hit A Very Potter Musical in 2009 and in 2010 went on to become a fan favorite on FOX‚Äôs massively successful musical series Glee as Blaine Anderson. He worked again with Ryan Murphy in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Criss' portrayal of spree killer Andrew Cunanan received acclaim from critics, and earned him an Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor ‚Äď Miniseries, or Television Film.

He starred on Broadway in multiple shows, including his debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as J. Pierrepont Finch and most recently in David Mamet’s American Buffalo alongside Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell.

Since starring in his breakout role as Blaine Anderson on TV‚Äôs Glee, Criss has since gone on to star on the screen, stage, and beyond. This year alone has seen him in the spotlight for many live performances- at America's biggest birthday party ‚ÄúA Capitol Fourth‚ÄĚ on PBS, opening for the Grammy winning cappella group Pentatonix at the Hollywood Bowl in late September, and mostly recently for a very special holiday performance at State Farm Park in iHeartLand. He also starred in American Buffalo on Broadway alongside Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell, and co-hosted the 2022 Tony Awards: Act One with Julianne Hough.

Criss has continued to write and produce music extensively through the years, whether for his own releases as an artist or as a songwriter for theater, film & television. In 2015, his songwriting landed an Emmy nomination for Best Original Music and Lyrics, from penning the song ‚ÄúThis Time‚ÄĚ for Glee‚Äôs series finale. In 2019, he created, executive produced, starred in, and provided all the original songs for his short-form musical comedy series Royalties, and earlier this year provided the music & lyrics for the opening number of the 2022 Tony Awards: Act One. As an artist, he most recently delivered a genre-diverse collection of "character-driven" singles as part of his 2021 solo EP titled ‚ÄúMasquerade‚ÄĚ (BMG) , and in the same year, released a full-length Christmas album titled- aptly- A Very Darren Crissmas (Decca).

Making his Broadway debut in 2012, Darren replaced Daniel Radcliffe in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In 2015, he took on the role of Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch replacing Neil Patrick Harris, and also headlined its national tour. He is a co-founder of Elsie Fest, touted as New York City’s first outdoor music festival celebrating tunes from the stage and screen.





Darren Criss News

FAKE BIRTHDAY To Be Presented at Littlefield NYC, April 2 Photo FAKE BIRTHDAY To Be Presented at Littlefield NYC, April 2
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2023

FAKE BIRTHDAY will be presented at Littlefield NYC in Brooklyn on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:00pm. Hosted by Caitlin Cook and A.J. Holmes presented by 2/3rds of a Threesome.

Wake Up With BWW 3/22: Danny DeVito to Return to Broadway, A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Tour, an Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/22: Danny DeVito to Return to Broadway, A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Tour, and More!
by - Mar 22, 2023

Top stories: Danny DeVito is headed back to Broadway, A Beautiful Noise will tour, Paolo Montalban and Anne L. Nathan join Funny Girl, and more!

Darren Criss, Brian d'Arcy James, Jessica Vosk & More to Take Part in Atlantic Theate Photo Darren Criss, Brian d'Arcy James, Jessica Vosk & More to Take Part in Atlantic Theater Company Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2023

Atlantic Theater Company will present their 2023 Gala on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. See who is performing, and how to purchase tickets!

Augie Bello to Present Weekly Show THE BELLO BASH at Chelsea Table + Stage Photo Augie Bello to Present Weekly Show THE BELLO BASH at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present social media sensation Augie Bello in a special weekly show on Thursday nights at 9:30 PM, starting on March 30.

Video: Relive the Best of BROADWAY BACKWARDS Photo Video: Relive the Best of BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 13, 2023

Tonight's the night! Broadway Backwards, the only annual LGBTQ+ celebration on Broadway returns to the New Amsterdam Theatre. We're flashing back with videos of just a few of our favorite Broadway Backwards performances from years past. Which Broadway Backwards number is your favorite?

Video: Billy Porter Covers Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' on THAT'S MY JAM Photo Video: Billy Porter Covers Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' on THAT'S MY JAM
by Michael Major - Mar 10, 2023

Billy Porter is appearing on the upcoming episode of NBC's That's My Jam, alongside Patti LaBelle, Darren Criss and Sarah Hyland. The four Broadway alums will compete in a series of music, dance and trivia-based games and musical performances. Watch a video of Porter singing a Gospel rendition of Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' now!

Lin-Manuel Miranda In Conversation with Leigh Sales to Be Broadcast On ABC TV and ABC Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda In Conversation with Leigh Sales to Be Broadcast On ABC TV and ABC iview
by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 5, 2023

In his first trip to Australia to meet the local company, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, sat down with ABC journalist Leigh Sales in Brisbane ‚Ästin front of an audience of what are affectionately known around the world as #Hamilfans; for a special Q&A to recognise his contribution to the cultural zeitgeist and to discuss the impact that HAMILTON is having around the world.¬†

Jim Caruso and Matt Baker To Begin Bemelmans Bar Residency At The Carlyle Hotel Photo Jim Caruso and Matt Baker To Begin Bemelmans Bar Residency At The Carlyle Hotel
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 3, 2023

JIM CARUSO & MATT BAKER  BEGIN RUN AT BEMELMANS BAR AT THE CARLYLE HOTEL SUNDAYS IN MARCH, APRIL, MAY & JUNE

Photos: Julie Andrews, Billy Porter & More Gather to Honor Carol Burnett Photo Photos: Julie Andrews, Billy Porter & More Gather to Honor Carol Burnett
by Michael Major - Mar 3, 2023

Special guests attending this once-in-a-lifetime party included Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Julie Andrews, Sutton Foster, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Darren Criss, Kristen Wiig, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Susan Lucci, Vicki Lawrence, and many more. Check out photos from the event now!

Glenn Weiss Wins DGA Award For Directing the 75th Annual Tony Awards Photo Glenn Weiss Wins DGA Award For Directing the 75th Annual Tony Awards
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2023

Glenn Weiss has won a Directors Guild of America Award for directing the 75th Annual Tony Awards. Weiss won the Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Specials category. The 75th Annual Tony Awards were hosted by Ariana DeBose. They are available to stream on Paramount+, along with the pre-ceremony hosted by Julianne Hough and Darren Criss.

Darren Criss Videos

Video: Billy Porter Covers Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' on THAT'S MY JAM Videoplay
Video: Billy Porter Covers Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' on THAT'S MY JAM

by Michael Major - Mar 10, 2023

Billy Porter is appearing on the upcoming episode of NBC's That's My Jam, alongside Patti LaBelle, Darren Criss and Sarah Hyland. The four Broadway alums will compete in a series of music, dance and trivia-based games and musical performances. Watch a video of Porter singing a Gospel rendition of Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' now!

VIDEO: Lea Michele & Darren Criss Go Christmas Caroling on CARPOOL KARAOKE Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Michele & Darren Criss Go Christmas Caroling on CARPOOL KARAOKE

by Michael Major - Dec 22, 2022

Glee co-stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss reunited for a special Christmas episode of Carpool Karaoke. Watch the new video now, featuring the pair singing 'Christmas In New York' from Michele's Christmas album and 'Christmas Dance' from 'A Very Darren Crissmas.' 

Video: Darren Criss, Lena Hall, Ramin Karimloo, Solea Pfeiffer And The Cast of CHESS  Videoplay
Video: Darren Criss, Lena Hall, Ramin Karimloo, Solea Pfeiffer And The Cast of CHESS In Concert Take Their Bows!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2022

See video from inside The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit concert of the legendary musical Chess at the Broadhurst Theatre!

VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Cynthia Erivo Honor WEST SIDE STORY on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH Videoplay
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.'

VIDEO: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough on Hosting The Tony Awards: Act One Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
Meet 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.'


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


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