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Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff

Michael Lang

One of the industry’s brightest new stars, Jonathan Groff makes his film debut in Taking Woodstock.

He starred as Melchior Gabor in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Mayer, with music by Duncan Sheik and book & lyrics by Steven Sater. Mr. Groff originated the role off-Broadway with the Atlantic Theater Company before reprising it on Broadway, earning a Theatre World Award as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, and Tony Award nominations. 

He then took on the famed role of Claude Hooper Bukowski in The Public Theater’s hit revival of the ‘60s rock musical Hair, produced as part of their annual “Shakespeare in the Park” summer series.

Immediately after filming Taking Woodstock, Mr. Groff returned to the off-Broadway stage (Playwrights Horizons) in Craig Lucas’ contemporary family drama Prayer for My Enemy, starring opposite Victoria Clark and Michele Pawk, and directed by Bartlett Sher. He then returned to The Public Theater in the New York premiere of Mr. Lucas’ play The Singing Forest, opposite Olympia Dukakis for director Mark Wing-Davey.

The Pennsylvania native’s other stage work includes the Broadway musical In My Life and regional tours of The Sound of Music, Fame, Bat Boy, and Honk!

For television, Mr. Groff had a recurring role in 2007 on the serial One Life to Live;and starred with Joseph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner, and Robert Wagner in Ryan Murphy’s cable series pilot Pretty/Handsome.