Played in the Original Broadway Cast of Wicked as an understudy to the role of Fiyero. The show was directed by Joe Mantello and opened on Broadway in October of 2003 at the Gershwin Theater.
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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The producers of "Wicked" have been really supportive of me being out in my media interviews, in spite of having this matinée idol type of role. Some of the guys who have written to me through my website have asked how it is being out and an actor, and it's been fun to answer those questions and give people an inside scoop. Not a lot of actors are out. [Interview with John Olson, February 2014]
His mother, Linda, was a recording artist on Capital Records under the name Linda Larkin in the 60s, touring with the likes of Ike and Tina Turner as well as gracing the covers of magazines such as Teen Screen.