About the Author

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Perhaps best known for his work on stage, Rannells originated the role of ‘Elder Price’ in The Book of Mormon, for which he received a Tony and Drama Desk Award nomination. As a soloist on the show’s original cast recording, Rannells also received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Rannells continued his Broadway career as ‘Hedwig’ in the 2014 Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and ‘King George III’ in the critically lauded Hamilton. Rannells most recently played the role of ‘Whizzer’ in the 2016 Broadway revival of Falsettos, for which he received his second Tony nomination.

On the small screen, Rannells is best known for his role as ‘Elijah Krantz’ in the HBO series “Girls” opposite Lena Dunham. He also previously appeared in season two of Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” on Cinemax and NBC’s “The New Normal.” His upcoming television projects include NBC’s “Will & Grace” Revival, Amazon’s “The Romanoffs” and Showtime’s “Ball Street.” On the big screen, Rannells can be seen in films such as 2016’s Why Him?, alongside James Franco, Bryan Cranston, and Zoey Deutch. Rannells also starred in 2015’s The Intern alongside Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro and will next be seen in the upcoming Paul Feig feature, A Simple Favor.