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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 Revival Production, 2023
Franklin Shepard

Off-Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Franklin Shepard

Off-Broadway Revival, 2021

[Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Revival, 2017

Original Broadway Production, 2015
King George III [Replacement]

King George III

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

World Premiere Production, 2015
King George [Replacement]

MCC Theater Production, 2011
Danny Larsen

[West End]
London Revival, 2010
Clifford Anderson

Gray Korankyi / Walter Rieman


Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008

Broadway Transfer, 2006

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

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006

Original Broadway Production, 2005
Performer (Swing)

Nick (Understudy)

J.T. (Understudy)

Jonathan Groff Productions

[Broadway, 2005]
Dance Captain

Jonathan Groff Movies

[2009]Taking Woodstock Michael Lang

[2010]Twelve Thirty Jeff

[2010]The Conspirator Louis Weichmann

[2013]C.O.G. David

[2013]Frozen Kristoff

[2014]American Sniper Young Vet-Mads

[2019]Frozen II Kristoff

[2020]Hamilton King George

[2021]The Matrix Resurrections Smith

[2023]Knock at the Cabin 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

[ 2010-2015]Glee Jesse St. James

[ 2014-2015]Looking Patrick Murray

[ 2015-2016]O.T.P. Dennis

Lego Frozen Northern Lights Kristoff, Sven

Looking Patrick Murray

The Simpsons Actor Playing Bart

[ 2017-2019]Mindhunter Holden Ford

Invincible Rick Sheridan

And Just Like That... Dr. Paul David

Lost Ollie Ollie

Life & Beth Travis

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Jonathan Groff has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

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

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

Jonathan Groff has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include 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," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Little Shop of Horrors," 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," Performance at the Obie Awards for "Prayer for My Enemy" and "The Singing Forest," 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."

Jonathan Groff has won several awards for his performances in various Broadway shows. Some of his notable awards include the Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," the Outstanding Actor in a Musical from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Little Shop of Horrors," Performance awards from the Obie Awards for "Prayer for My Enemy" and "The Singing Forest," and a Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for "Spring Awakening."

Jonathan Groff's next show will be Merrily We Roll Along which opens on 10/10/2023 on Broadway.

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