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Jonathan Larson

 
Jonathan Larson Headshot
Date Of Birth:
February 04, 1960
Date Of Death:
January 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Place:
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Bio:
Jonathan Larson received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for RENT. He also won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1994 Richard Rodgers Award for RENT and twice received The Gilman & Gonzales-Falla Theatre Foundation's Comendation Award. In 1989 he was granted the Stephen Sondheim Award ... (read complete bio)
 
Jonathan Larson Headshot
Date of Birth: February 04, 1960
Date of Death: January 25, 1996 (35)

Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Bio:
Jonathan Larson received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for RENT. He also won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1994 Richard Rodgers Award for RENT and twice received The Gilman & Gonzales-Falla Theatre Foundation's Comendation Award. In 1989 he was granted the Stephen Sondheim Award ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Book, Music & Lyrics[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music and Lyrics
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Writing

Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter
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Photos

The Jonathan Larson Project CD Release at Barnes and Noble Photo

The Jonathan Larson Project CD Release at Barnes and Noble

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Date:
07/29/2019
Nick Blaemire, Krista Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Lauren Marcus and George Salazar from  Photo

Nick Blaemire, Krista Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Lauren Marcus and George Salazar from the cast of "The Jonathan Larson Project"

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Date:
10/06/2018
Stephen Bienskie, Colin Hanlon and Sarah Litzsinger Photo

Stephen Bienskie, Colin Hanlon and Sarah Litzsinger

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04/07/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Book, Music & Lyrics[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music and Lyrics

Book

Writing
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist

Jonathan Larson Biography

Jonathan Larson received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for RENT. He also won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1994 Richard Rodgers Award for RENT and twice received The Gilman & Gonzales-Falla Theatre Foundation's Comendation Award. In 1989 he was granted the Stephen Sondheim Award from American Music Theatre Festival, where he contributed to the musical "Sitting on the Edge of the Future". In 1988 he won the Richard Rodgers Development Grant for his rock musical "Superbia", which was staged at Playwrights Horizon. He composed the score for the musical "J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation", which was presented by En Garde Arts in 1995. Mr. Larson performed his rock monologue "tick, tick... BOOM!" at Second Stage Theatre, The Village Gate and New York Theatre Workshop. In addition to scoring and song writing for "Sesame Street", he created music for a number fo children's book-cassettes, including Steven Spielberg's "An American Tail" and "Land Before Time". Other film scores include work for Rolling Stones magazine publisher Jann Wenner. He conceived, directed and wrote four original songs for "Away We Go!", a musical video for children. RENT, his rock opera based on "La Boheme", had its world premiere on February 13, 1996 at New York Theatre Workshop. Mr. Larson died unexpedtedly of an aortic aneurysm on January 25, 1996, ten days before his 36th birthday.

The Jonathan Larson Grant was established in his name and is awarded to musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists, or writing teams, early in their career, to support artistic endeavors and safeguard long-term music writing careers.

"The Jonathan Larson Project," to be released in early 2019, features Nick Blaemire (tick tick BOOM, Found, Godspell), Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, Beatsville, Company), Andy Mientus (NBC's "Smash," Spring Awakening, Les Miserables), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, First Date, The Addams Family), and George Salazar (Be More Chill, The Lightning Thief, tick tick BOOM).
The show features the music of the late composer Jonathan Larson, who wrote Rent and tick tick BOOM, the former an iconic Broadway landmark and the latter a beloved musical gem. The Jonathan Larson Project is an evening of Jonathan's unheard work featuring songs from never-produced shows like 1984 and Superbia; songs that were cut from Rent and tick tick BOOM; songs written for theatrical revues and songs written for the radio; songs about politics and love and New York City; songs never before publicly performed or recorded.

Jonathan Larson Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical
Jonathan Larson, Rent
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Jonathan Larson, Rent
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1996 - Best Musical Gold Star
Jonathan Larson, Rent
 
Obie Awards - 1996 - Special Citations for Composer/Writer Gold Star
Jonathan Larson, Rent
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1996 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Jonathan Larson, Rent
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Jonathan Larson, Rent
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Jonathan Larson, Rent

Jonathan Larson News

The American Theatre Wing to Launch New Season of Network for Emerging Leaders in the Photo The American Theatre Wing to Launch New Season of Network for Emerging Leaders in the Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

The American Theatre Wing has announced a brand-new season of its revamped Network for Emerging Leaders in the Theatre. The Network for Emerging Leaders in the Theatre provides emerging and developing theatre professionals with advanced education, networking opportunities, and tools for career advancement within a supportive creative community.

Theatre Aspen Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring BEAUTIFUL â€" THE CAROLE KI Photo Theatre Aspen Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring BEAUTIFUL â€" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

Theatre Aspen has announced the exciting mainstage line-up for its 2023 summer season. The 40th anniversary season will now include 3 mainstage productions including Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Tony Award®-winning musical, and more.

Video: Dave Malloy Writes Score For Short Musical Opening Hermes Store In NYC Photo Video: Dave Malloy Writes Score For Short Musical Opening Hermes Store In NYC
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2022

Earlier this week, Tony-nominated composer Dave Malloy, along with comic and author Isaac Oliver and director Jason Eagan, debuted a short musical celebrating the opening of the new Hermès store on Madison Ave. See video from the production.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

This Fall, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the 19th Annual New Works Festival, providing Bay Area theatre lovers an advance look at tomorrow’s hits. The festival runs November 6-13, 2022 at Montalvo Arts Center.

Anthony Rapp Will Present One-Man Show at Adelphi PAC Next Month Photo Anthony Rapp Will Present One-Man Show at Adelphi PAC Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

The New York Times best-selling memoir by Anthony Rapp, transformed into a stunning one-man show about grief, hope and triumph, will play the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Sunday, October 16. Rapp is best known for his roles in RENT and Star Trek: Discovery.

Amanda Green, Jason Robert Brown, and Tom Kitt Will Discuss Stephen Sondheim at the N Photo Amanda Green, Jason Robert Brown, and Tom Kitt Will Discuss Stephen Sondheim at the NYPL Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

Amanda Green (Mr. Saturday Night), and composers Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years) and Tom Kitt (Almost Famous) will appear in conversation about Stephen Sondheim at the New York Public Library on October 17.

Michael R. Jackson, Robin de JesĂşs, and Larissa FastHorse Will Be the Next Guests on Photo Michael R. Jackson, Robin de JesĂşs, and Larissa FastHorse Will Be the Next Guests on LIVE AT THE LORTEL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre today announces the first guests of its 22-23 lineup for its “Live at The Lortel” podcast series. To kick off its new season, the show will interview Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson ( A Strange Loop), Tony Award nominated actor Robin de Jesús ( In the Heights, The Boys in the Band), and award-winning writer and 2020-2025 MacArthur Fellow Larissa FastHorse ( The Thanksgiving Play).

Hilberry Theatre To Host Block Of AIDS Memorial Quilt And Raise Funds For Corktown He Photo Hilberry Theatre To Host Block Of AIDS Memorial Quilt And Raise Funds For Corktown Health At Production Of RENT
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, in the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts at Wayne State University is proud to present Rent with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Directed by Michael Barnes, this production performs live on-stage now through October 2 at the Hilberry Theatre located at 4743 Cass Ave.

The Ziegfeld Theater Presents the Tony Award-Winning Musical RENT Photo The Ziegfeld Theater Presents the Tony Award-Winning Musical RENT
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

The Ziegfeld Theater will present “Rent” by Jonathan Larson. Set in the East Village of New York City, “Rent” is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Rent” has become a pop culture phenomenon, with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. 

Photos: First Look at TICK, TICK ... BOOM! al TEATRO COCCIA Photo Photos: First Look at TICK, TICK ... BOOM! al TEATRO COCCIA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

tick, tick... BOOM!, il musical di Jonathan Larson - autore e compositore di RENT - debutterà al Teatro Coccia di Novara il 24 settembre 2022 e proseguirà il suo tour nei principali teatri italiani. Guarda le foto qui.

Jonathan Larson Videos

WATCH: La Jolla Playhouse Presents The Bengsons' SOVEREIGNTY HYMNS VideoWATCH: La Jolla Playhouse Presents The Bengsons' SOVEREIGNTY HYMNS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the presentation of Sovereignty Hymns, a commissioned work that features a video series of original songs exploring questions about reproductive liberty.

VIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Channels Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM! VideoVIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Channels Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Michael Major - Mar 18, 2022

Ryan SeacrestIn a new promo for LIVE with Kelly & Ryan's After Oscar Show, Ryan Seacrest channels Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson in tick, tick...BOOM! At the Oscars, LIVE will have the first interviews with winners the moment they walk off stage.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares 'Green Green Dress' Deleted Scene from TICK, TICK...BOOM! VideoVIDEO: Netflix Shares 'Green Green Dress' Deleted Scene from TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Michael Major - Mar 17, 2022

Netflix has shared the 'Green Green Dress' deleted scene from tick, tick BOOM! The new scene features Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp. The track, which is included in Jonathan Larson's stage musical, was cut from the recent Netflix film adaption directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Blooper Reel VideoVIDEO: Netflix Shares New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Blooper Reel
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

The video features new behind-the-scenes looks at Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robin de Jesús, Alexandra Shipp, and more. tick, tick... BOOM! is the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film marks the directorial debut of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

VIDEO: Netflix Wishes Happy Birthday to Jonathan Larson VideoVIDEO: Netflix Wishes Happy Birthday to Jonathan Larson
by Michael Major - Feb 4, 2022

Netflix has released a new video in tribute to Jonathan Larson on what would have been his 60th birthday. The video features footage from tick, tick...BOOM! which stars Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson. The video also features the film's stars, including Vanessa Hudgens, Alexndra Shipp, and Robin de Jesus, plus real footage of Larson himself.

VIDEO: Rachel Zegler & Andrew Garfield Interview Each Other for Variety's Actors on A VideoVIDEO: Rachel Zegler & Andrew Garfield Interview Each Other for Variety's Actors on Actors Series
by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2022

On the latest episode of Variety's Actors on Actors series, Rachel Zegler and Andrew Garfield sat down to discuss their performances in West Side Story and tick, tick...BOOM! The pair also discussed Garfield's appearace in the recent Spider-Man film, Zegler being cast as Snow White in Disney's upcoming remake, their beginnings in theatre, and more.

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Discusses TICK, TICK...BOOM! Golden Globe Win on ELLEN VideoVIDEO: Andrew Garfield Discusses TICK, TICK...BOOM! Golden Globe Win on ELLEN
by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2022

Andrew Garfield sat down with Ellen DeGeneres today to discuss his recent Golden Globe win for his role as Jonathan Larson in Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaption of tick, tick...BOOM! Garfield also detailed when he found out about his Golden Globe win, revealing that he was on the phone with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

VIDEO: tick, tick...BOOM! Film Shares Behind the Scenes Footage VideoVIDEO: tick, tick...BOOM! Film Shares Behind the Scenes Footage
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022

Watch the thirty minute behind the scenes footage from Netflix's award-winning filmed version of Jonathan Larson's 'tick, tick...BOOM!' It includes shots from rehearsals, interviews with the cast, including star Andrew Garfield, information about the process from director Lin-Manuel Miranda, words from the producer, Julie Oh, and more.

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Talk Honoring Broadway in TICK, TIC VideoVIDEO: Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Talk Honoring Broadway in TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022

In a new half-hour featurette from Netflix, Andrew Garfield, Lin-Manuel and the creatives of tick, tick...BOOM! discuss honoring Jonathan Larson's Broadway legacy. Check out the new featurette, which also includes new behind the scenes footage of the making of the film, below!

VIDEO: Netflix Shares TICK, TICK...BOOM! Cast Party Featurette VideoVIDEO: Netflix Shares TICK, TICK...BOOM! Cast Party Featurette
by Michael Major - Dec 23, 2021

Netflix has shared the tick, tick...BOOM! cast party featurette, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joshua Henry, Robin de JesĂşs, Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, and Alexandra Shipp. In the video the cast discusses their favorite moments from the film, Joshua Henry performs 'Green Green Dress', and Andrew Garfield shows off his juggling skills!


Jonathan Larson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jonathan Larson written?
Jonathan Larson has written 2 shows including Rent (Bookwriter), tick, tick... BOOM! (Bookwriter).

What awards has Jonathan Larson been nominated for?
The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Rent , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Rent , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Rent , Special Citations for Composer/Writer (Obie Awards) for Rent , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Rent Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rent and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Rent .

What awards has Jonathan Larson won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Rent, Special Citations for Composer/Writer (Obie Awards) for Rent, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Rent Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rentand Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Rent.