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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tick, tick... BOOM! Music Department
Rent Music Department
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 2021 tick, tick... BOOM! (music and lyrics) / (score by)
 2019 Rent: Live (TV Movie) (music and lyrics)
 2016 No Day But Today (Short) (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2008 Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (TV Movie) (music and lyrics)
 2008 Currents (Short) (viola)
 2005 Rent (music and lyrics by)
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His musical, "Rent," was performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Krysten Cummings, Jacqui Dubois, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Bonny Lockhart, Jesse L. Martin, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, and Jessica Tezzier in the cast. Michael Greif was director. 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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