(Andrew Gans’s article appeared in Playbill, 3/15; via Pam Green.)
The Hamilton and Glee star reveals the show that moved him to tears and his favorite musical of all time.
Jonathan Groff, a two-time Tony nominee for his performances in Spring Awakening and Hamilton, will be seen in the new Netflix series Mindhunter, which debuts in October and casts the Glee star as an FBI agent in the 1970s. Here, the acclaimed singing actor recalls the Broadway performances that most affected him as part of the audience.
Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie Joan Marcus
In the greatest real life star-is-born moment that I’ve ever witnessed, this understudy that was pushed downstage center blew my mind. The heat that was coming off her was palpable. I saw her do it six times. When she sang “Gimme Gimme,” I had so many chills my body went numb.