Jonathan Groff

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Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff at Outfest 2013 (cropped).jpg
Groff in 2013
Born
Jonathan Drew Groff

(1985-03-26) March 26, 1985 (age 36)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2002–present
Signature
Jonathan Groff signature.svg

Jonathan Drew Groff (born March 26, 1985) is an American actor and singer born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

He is known for playing King George III in the original Broadway production of Hamilton, Holden Ford in Netflix's Mindhunter, Kristoff in Frozen and Frozen II, and Jesse St. James in Glee. He has been nominated for two Tony Awards for Spring Awakening and Hamilton. He won a Grammy award as part of the cast recording album for Hamilton and won a Satellite Award in 2017 for Mindhunter.

He is openly gay.[1]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Taking Woodstock Michael Lang
2010 Twelve Thirty Jeff
2010 The Conspirator Louis Weichmann
2013 C.O.G. David
2013 Frozen Kristoff (voice)
2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down Nikolai the Athlete Short film
2014 Sophie Ben Short film
2014 American Sniper Young Vet Mads
2015 Frozen Fever Kristoff (voice) Short film
2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure Short film
2019 Frozen II
2020 Hamilton King George III Filmed recording of 2016 Broadway musical
2021 The Matrix 4 Filming

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 One Life to Live Henry Mackler 11 episodes
2008 Pretty/Handsome Patrick Fitzpayne Pilot
2010–15 Glee Jesse St. James Recurring role; 15 episodes
2012 The Good Wife Jimmy Fellner Episode: "Live from Damascus"
2012 Boss Ian Todd Main cast; 10 episodes
2014–15 Looking Patrick Murray Lead role; 18 episodes
2014 The Normal Heart Craig Donner Television film
2016 Looking: The Movie Patrick Murray Television film
2016 LEGO Frozen Northern Lights Kristoff (voice) Television special
2017–2019 Mindhunter Holden Ford Lead role
2018 The Simpsons Actor Playing Bart (voice) Episode: "Bart's Not Dead"

Internet[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Battery's Down Himself Web series • Episode: "The Big Apple"
2009 Web series • Episode: "The Party's Over"
2015 One True Pairing (Season 1) Dennis Web series • Episode: "What's 'Your' Nickname"
2016 One True Pairing (Season 2) Web series • 4 episodes
2017 36 Questions[2] Jase Podcast Musical • Released through Two-Up podcast channel[3]

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Voice role
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Kristoff[4]

Stage[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Honk! Ugly The Ephrata Performing Arts Center
2004 Bat Boy: The Musical Bat Boy The Ephrata Performing Arts Center
2005 Fame Nick Piazza North Shore Music Theatre
In My Life Understudy • Swing Music Box Theatre • Broadway • Broadway debut
2006 Spring Awakening Melchior Gabor Atlantic Theater Company • Off-Broadway
2006–08 Eugene O'Neill Theatre • Broadway
2007 Hair Claude Hooper Bukowski Delacorte Theater
2008
Prayer for My Enemy Billy Noone Playwrights Horizons • Off-Broadway
2009 The Singing Forest Gray Korankyi • Walter Rieman The Public Theater • Off-Broadway
The Bacchae Dionysus Delacorte Theater
2010–11 Deathtrap Clifford Anderson Noël Coward Theatre • West End London, UK
2011 The Submission Danny Larsen MCC Theater • Off-Broadway
2012 Red Ken Mark Taper Forum
2013 L.A. Theatre Works
The Pirates of Penzance Frederic Delacorte Theater
2015 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying J. Pierrepont Finch Royal Festival Hall • West End London, UK
Hamilton King George III The Public Theater • Off-Broadway
A New Brain Gordon Michael Schwinn New York City Center • Lincoln Center
2015–16 Hamilton King George III Richard Rodgers Theatre • Broadway
2017 Hair Claude Hooper Bukowski Jazz at Lincoln Center • Lincoln Center
Sondheim on Sondheim Performer Hollywood Bowl
2018 The Bobby Darin Story Bobby Darin 92nd Street Y • Off-Broadway
2019–20 Little Shop of Horrors Seymour Krelborn Westside Theatre • Off-Broadway

Discography[change | change source]

Cast recordings
  • 2006: Spring Awakening (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • 2010: Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
  • 2010: Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
  • 2010: Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals
  • 2011: Glee: The Music, Volume 6
  • 2013: Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • 2015: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • 2016: A New Brain (2015 New York Cast Recording)
  • 2017: 36 Questions: Songs from Act 1 – EP
  • 2017: 36 Questions: Songs from Act 2 – EP
  • 2017: 36 Questions: Songs from Act 3 – EP
  • 2017: Olaf's Frozen Adventure
  • 2019: Frozen II (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • 2019: Little Shop of Horrors (The New Off-Broadway Cast Album)[5]
Other recordings
  • 2007: "Now" from Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan[6]
  • 2015: "Prayer" from A View of the River: 7 Songs by Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott[7]
  • 2015: "Making Today a Perfect Day" from Frozen Fever
  • 2019: "I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Lea Michele
Audiobooks
  • 2008: Broadway Nights by Seth Rudetsky[8]
  • 2013: Red by John Logan[9]
  • 2015: Frozen Fever by VA[10]
  • 2019: The Killer Across the Table by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker[11]
Featured singles
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US[12] AUS[13] CAN[14] IRE[15] UK[16]
2010 "Highway to Hell" 88 89 Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One
"Run Joey Run" 61 64 45 12 27
"Another One Bites the Dust" 79 53 41 101
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
"Hello" 35 79 37 31 35 Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" 16 28 17 3 9
"Like a Virgin" 87 99 83 47 58 Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
"Like a Prayer" 27 28 27 2 16
2011 "Rolling in the Deep" 29 49 Glee: The Music, Volume 6
2015 "You'll Be Back" [A] Hamilton
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in the region

Footnotes

  1. "You'll Be Back" did not enter the Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Digital Songs chart.[17]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jensen, Michael (October 19, 2009). "Tony Award Nominee Jonathan Groff has Most Low-key Coming Out Ever". AfterElton.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  2. https://www.twoupproductions.com/shows/36questions
  3. https://www.vulture.com/2017/07/36-questions-is-a-podcast-musical-done-right.html
  4. http://press.na.square-enix.com/releases/1274/starstudded-voice-cast-unveiled-for-disney-and-square-enixs-kingdom-he
  5. Lefkowitz, Andy (December 11, 2019). "Little Shop of Horrors, with Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard & Christian Borle, to Receive Cast Album". Broadway.com. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  6. "iTunes – Music – Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan by Scott Alan". iTunes.com. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  7. Gioia, Michael (August 24, 2015). "Audio Exclusive! Jonathan Groff Sings Inspirational New Song About Starting Anew". Playbill.com. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  8. Gans, Andrew (July 8, 2008). "Audio Version of Rudetsky's "Broadway Nights," with Bell, Chenoweth, Groff, Now Available". Playbill.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  9. "Red – Audiobooks and Plays Featuring Stars of Stage and Screen". LATW.org. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  10. Various – Frozen Fever
  11. "The Killer Across the Table (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker, Jonathan Groff, HarperCollins Publishers Limited: Audible Audiobooks". www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  12. Peak positions for featured singles in the United States:
  13. Peak positions for featured singles in Australia:
  14. Peak positions for featured singles in Canada"
  15. "Discography Glee Cast". Irish-Charts.com. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  16. "The Official Charts Company – Glee Cast". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on May 8, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
  17. "Jonathan Groff Chart History (Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2020.