Spring Awakening, playing Melchior at Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York, New York, USA 2007 Tony Award® nomination, Best Actor in a Musical 2007 Theatre World Award winner 2007 Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Musical
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
Don't let the world define you. In the world of acting, and I think in any profession really, people are really eager to put you in a box and categorize you as one particular thing. Make sure that you always follow your heart and your gut, and let yourself be who you want to be, and who you know you are. And don't let anyone steal your joy.
Groff, along with other openly gay actors (including Sean Hayes
and Neil Patrick Harris
), was the target of a highly controversial April 2010 Newsweek article by Ramin Setoodeh that argued that gay actors aren't convincing playing straight characters. The article created a huge media backlash, with many public figures (including Groff and Hayes' co-star Kristin Chenoweth
) decrying it as ...