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Jonathan Larson (I) (1960–1996)

Jonathan Larson was born to Allan and Nanette Larson in Mount Vernon, New York, on February 4, 1960. A talented actor and musician, he was offered a full scholarship to Adelphi University on Long Island, where he met his idol (and later mentor) Stephen Sondheim. After graduating, he moved to the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan and, over a ... See full bio »

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Rent Writer
Those People Soundtrack
Away We Go! Writer


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  Tick, Tick... Boom (writer: "30/90", "Green Green Dress", "Johnny Can't Decide", "Sunday", "No More", "Therapy", "Times Square", "Real Life", "Sugar", "See Her Smile/Real Life (Reprise)", "Superbia Intro", "Come to Your Senses", "Why", "30/90 (Reprise)", "Louder Than Words") (pre-production)
 2020 Single Parents (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oh Dip, She's Having a Baby (2020) ... (writer: "Seasons of Love" - uncredited)
  Sanders Shorts (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2020) (music - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Roles I Auditioned For vs. Roles I Was Cast In (2020) ... (lyrics: "I'll Cover You", "You'll See") / (music: "I'll Cover You", "You'll See")
- Seasons of Love (2018) ... (writer: "Seasons of Love")
- Musicals in Real Life: Rent (2016) ... (lyrics: "Rent") / (music: "Rent")
 2019 Rent: Live (TV Movie) (writer: "Tune Up #1", "Voice Mail #1", "Tune Up #2", "Rent", "You Okay Honey?", "Tune Up #3", "One Song Glory", "Light My Candle", "Today 4 U", "You'll See", "Voice Mail #2", "Tango: Maureen", "Life Support", "Out Tonight", "Another Day", "Will I?, "On the Street", "Santa Fe", "I'll Cover You", "We're Okay", "Christmas Bells", "Over The Moon", "La Vie Boheme", "I Should Tell You", "La Vie Boheme B", "Seasons of Love", "Happy New Year A", "Voice Mail #3", "Happy New Year B", "Take Me or Leave Me", "Without You", "Voice Mail #4", "Contact", "I'll Cover You (Reprise)", "Halloween", "Goodbye Love", "What You Own", "Voice Mail #5", "Finale", "Your Eyes", "Finale B", "Seasons of Love (Finale)", "Curtain Call", "Seasons of Love (Radio Edit))
 2019 Thomas Sanders & Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seasons of Love: Rent Cover (2019) ... (writer: "Seasons of Love")
 2018 The 72nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Seasons of Love")
 2017 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Slide Effect (2017) ... (writer: "Seasons of Love" - uncredited)
 2017 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 2 (2017) ... (writer: "One Song Glory")
 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Bob Odenkirk/Lucy Hale/Robert Irwin/Brad Paisley (2017) ... (music: "Seasons of Love" - uncredited)
 2017 Fist Fight (writer: "Seasons Of Love")
 2016 Nunca es tarde (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 October 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Ciclos de amor")
 2015 Catalunya aixeca el teló (TV Special) (writer: "Hores d'amor (Seasons of Love)")
 2015 Those People (writer: "Seasons of Love" - as Jonathan D. Larson)
 2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) ... (writer: "Seasons of Love" - uncredited)
  Girls (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2014)
- She Said OK (2014) ... (lyrics: "Take Me or Leave Me" - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me or Leave Me" - uncredited)
  Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- The Quarterback (2013) ... (writer: "Seasons of Love" - uncredited)
- Comeback (2011) ... (lyrics: "Take Me or Leave Me" - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me or Leave Me" - uncredited)
 2013 From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook (TV Special) (writer: "Seasons of Love")
 2011-2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 18 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (writer: "No Day But Today" (Live at Soundstage))
- Top 12 Perform (2011) ... (writer: "Out Tonight")
 2013 Ànima (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.17 (2013) ... (writer: "T'abrigaré")
 2012 Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (TV Special) (writer: "No Day But Today")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Round Six (2011) ... (lyrics: "Seasons of Love") / (music: "Seasons of Love")
 2011 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael's Last Dundies (2011) ... (writer: "Remember to Call")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Season 3 Finale: Winner Revealed (2010) ... (writer: "Will I?")
 2009 You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (TV Special) (writer: "Seasons of Love" - as Jonathan D. Larson)
 2008 The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "La Vie Boheme") / (writer: "Seasons of Love")
  The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Loobenfeld Decay (2008) ... (lyrics: "Out Tonight" - uncredited) / (music: "Out Tonight" - uncredited)
 2005 Rent (writer: "Seasons of Love", "Rent", "You'll See", "One Song Glory", "Light My Candle", "Today 4 U", "Tango: Maureen", "Life Support", "Another Day/No Day But Today (reprise)", "Out Tonight", "Will I?", "Santa Fe", "I'll Cover You", "Over the Moon", "La Vie Boheme", "I Should Tell You", "Take Me or Leave Me", "Without You", "Goodbye Love", "What You Own", "Finale A", "Your Eyes", "Finale B/No Day But Today", "Seasons of Love B (Reprise)", "La Vie Boheme B (Reprise)", "I'll Cover You (Reprise)/Seasons Of Love")
  Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (music - 1 episode, 2001)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... (lyrics: "Seasons of Love") / (music: "Seasons of Love")
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Rent")
 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Seasons of Love", "La Vie Boheme")
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Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2015-2016 Season) His musical, "Rent," was performed at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Patrick Rooney and Aubrey McGrath in the cast. Scott Weinstein was director. Jeremy Ramey was music director. See more »

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Performing Arts Foundation

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Personal Quote:

With this work I celebrate my friends and the many others who continue to fulfill their dreams and to live their lives in the shadow of AIDS. In these dangerous times, where it seems the world is ripping apart at the seams, we can all learn how to survive from those who stare death squarely in the face every day, and we should reach out to each other and bond as a community, rather than hide from... See more »


His musical, "Rent" at the American Theater Company and About Face Theatres in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2012 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award or Musical Production (Midsize). See more »



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