Jonathan Larson (I) (1960–1996)

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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
Fist Fight Soundtrack


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 2021 tick, tick...Boom! (book by) (completed)
 2019 Rent: Live (TV Movie) (book by)
 2016 No Day But Today (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 2008 Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (TV Movie) (book by)
 2008 Tick, Tick... Boom! (book by)
 2005 Rent (book of musical play)
 1996 Away We Go! (Video short)
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(2011-2012 Season) His musical, "Rent," was performed at the American Theater Company and About Face Theatres both in Chicago, Illinois. David Hyman was costume designer. See more »


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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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