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Jonathan Groff

Birth Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

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JONATHAN GROFF (Franklin) is a talented Emmy and two-time Tony Award nominee.





Groff recently co-starred opposite Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix Resurrections. The film, written and directed by Lana Wachowski, released in theaters and on HBO Max on Wednesday December 22nd.



On Monday November 15, 2021, Groff reunited with the entire original Broadway cast and band of Spring Awakening for a one-night-only, sold-out, 15th anniversary reunion concert, which benefitted The Actors Fund. The reunion concert was the subject of the HBO documentary, "Spring Awakening: Those You've Known," produced by Groff, his castmate Lauren Pritchard and Radical Media. The documentary is available to stream on HBO Max.



Groff recently completed production on M. Night Shyamalan’s highly anticipated feature Knock at the Cabin. On August 24th, Groff voiced the titular role of Ollie in "Lost Ollie," an animated limited series produced by 21 Laps Entertainment for Netflix.



In 2019, Groff starred as the lovable doomed florist Seymour Krelborn in the celebrated Off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Groff's Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer. Groff starred opposite Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle in Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's beloved musical. He received rave reviews for his performance, and was an Outer Critics Circle Award honoree, as well as a Lucille Lortel and Drama League "Distinguished Performance Award" nominee. The production was also honored with Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Drama League Awards for "Outstanding Revival of a Musical,” and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.



On screen, Groff is the voice of Kristoff and Sven in the Disney animated hit films Frozen and Frozen II. Frozen won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for “Best Animated Feature Film.” Additional film credits include American Sniper, C.O.G., The Conspirator and Taking Woodstock.



Groff is also known for his starring role as Holden Ford in David Fincher’s critically acclaimed Netflix television series “Mindhunter,” which was executive produced by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron. Groff played an FBI agent who interviewed incarcerated serial killers in an attempt to solve ongoing crimes. Groff also starred in the HBO series “Looking,” and reprised his role as Patrick in “Looking: The Movie,” which concluded the acclaimed two-season series. He also appeared as the recurring character, Jesse St. James, on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning show "Glee," created and produced by Ryan Murphy.



In the summer of 2015, Groff originated the role as King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Hamilton on Broadway. The musical, which began Off-Broadway and tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including “Best Musical." Groff also received a Tony Award nomination for his performance, and the cast won a Grammy Award and Billboard Music Award for the original cast recording. The Emmy Award-winning film adaptation of the Broadway musical is currently streaming on Disney+. Groff also received an individual Emmy Award nomination for his performance in this film.



In 2006, Groff gave an award-winning breakout performance in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening (Theatre World Award winner; Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award nominee). Additional theatre credits include The Bobby Darin Story, “Encores! Off-Center: A New Brain,” The Bacchae, Hair, The Submission, The Singing Forest, Prayer for my Enemy (for which he won an Obie Award), Deathtrap and Red.

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Jonathan Groff STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2023
Franklin Shepard

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Franklin Shepard

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2021
Seymour

[Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Revival, 2017
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
King George III [Replacement]

King George III

[New York]
City Center Encores! Off-Center Production, 2015
Gordon Michael Schwinn

[Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2015
King George [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2011
Danny Larsen

[West End]
London Revival, 2010
Clifford Anderson

[Off-Broadway]
2009
Gray Korankyi / Walter Rieman

[Off-Broadway]
2008
Billy

[Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008
Claude

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2006
Melchior

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Jesus [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Melchior

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Performer (Swing)

Nick (Understudy)

J.T. (Understudy)

Jonathan Groff Productions

 
[Broadway, 2005]
Dance Captain

Jonathan Groff Movies

Taking Woodstock
[ 2009 ] Michael Lang
Twelve Thirty
[ 2010 ] Jeff
The Conspirator
[ 2010 ] Louis Weichmann
C.O.G.
[ 2013 ] David
Frozen
[ 2013 ] Kristoff
American Sniper
[ 2014 ] Young Vet-Mads
Frozen II
[ 2019 ] Kristoff
Hamilton
[ 2020 ] King George
The Matrix Resurrections
[ 2021 ] Smith
Knock at the Cabin
[ 2023 ] Andrew

Jonathan Groff TV Shows

One Life to Live
Henry Mackler
Pretty/Handsome
Patrick Fitzpayne
Boss
Ian Todd
The Good Wife
Jimmy Fellner
The Normal Heart
Craig
Glee
[ 2010-2015 ] Jesse St. James
Looking
[ 2014-2015 ] Patrick Murray
O.T.P.
[ 2015-2016 ] Dennis
Lego Frozen Northern Lights
Kristoff, Sven
Looking
Patrick Murray
The Simpsons
Actor Playing Bart
Mindhunter
[ 2017-2019 ] Holden Ford
Invincible
Rick Sheridan
And Just Like That...
Dr. Paul David
Lost Ollie
Ollie
Life & Beth
Travis

Jonathan Groff Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama League Awards - 2024 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater

Jonathan Groff

Drama League Awards - 2024 - Distinguished Performance

Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along


winner
Tony Awards - 2024 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along

Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical

Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical

Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along

Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award

Jonathan Groff, Little Shop of Horrors


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Jonathan Groff, Little Shop of Horrors

Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton


winner
Obie Awards - 2009 - Performance

Jonathan Groff, Prayer for My Enemy


winner
Obie Awards - 2009 - Performance

Jonathan Groff, The Singing Forest


winner
Theatre World Awards - 2007 - Performance

Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening

Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening

Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening

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Jonathan Groff FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Jonathan Groff been in?

Jonathan Groff has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Jonathan Groff been in?

Jonathan Groff has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Jonathan Groff's first West End show?

Jonathan Groff's first West End show was Deathtrap which opened in 2010

What awards has Jonathan Groff been nominated for?

Jonathan Groff has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater at the Drama League Awards for "Hamilton," the Distinguished Performance at the Drama League Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along." He has also received nominations for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," and the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Little Shop of Horrors." Additionally, Groff was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Little Shop of Horrors," Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Hamilton," and Performance at the Obie Awards for both "Prayer for My Enemy" and "The Singing Forest." He also received nominations for Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Spring Awakening," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Spring Awakening," and Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Spring Awakening."

What awards has Jonathan Groff won?

Jonathan Groff has won several awards for his performances in Broadway shows. These include the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater at the Drama League Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Little Shop of Horrors," Performance at the Obie Awards for "Prayer for My Enemy," Performance at the Obie Awards for "The Singing Forest," and Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Spring Awakening."

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