Anthony Rapp was born on 26 October 1971 in Joliet, Illinois. He was raised by his mother and had an older brother and sister, Anne and Adam, a playwright. Anthony also lived with a cousin, Rachel, whom his mom adopted. He attended high school at Joliet West High…more
In 2002, Anthony was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for A Beautiful Mind.
Anthony says he doesn't have a biggest fear since his mother died except being left in a small dark space for a long time.
Anthony's favorite Broadway show is "Angels in America".
In the movie Rent, Anthony performed in Seasons of Love, Rent, You'll See, Today 4 U, The Tango: Maureen, Life Support, Another Day, Will I?, Santa Fe, La Vie Boheme, I'll Cover You: Reprise, Goodbye Love, What You Own, and Finale B.
Anthony's only musical experience before the Broadway show Rent was "The Babysitting Blues" in Adventures in Babysitting.
As of 2006, Anthony lives in NYC with his partner, Rodney To.
Anthony wrote a book about his life called "Without You: A memoir of life, love, loss and the musical RENT."
Adventures In Babysitting - Daryl Coopersmith
Grave Secrets - Jaime
Far From Home - Pinky Sears
Sky High - Wes Hansen
School Ties - Richard "McGoo" Collins
Dazed and Confused - Tony Olsen
Six Degrees of Seperation - Ben
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker - Cadet Frederick G. Hodgson
The Mantis Murder - Unknown
Twister - Tony
David Searching - David
Man of The Century - Timothy Burns
The Beach Boys: An American Family - Van Dyke Parks
Road Trip - Jacob
Cruise Control - Mirror Man
A Beautiful Mine - Bender
Paradisco - L'ami américain
Open House - Barry Farnsworth
Winter Passing - Dean
RENT - Mark Cohen
No Day But Today: The Story of RENT - Himself
Danny Roane: First Time Director - Himself
Scarring the Fish - Gene
The Wizard of Oz
The Little Prince and the Aviator
The King and I
Six Degrees of Separation
The Bald Soprano
Marco Polo Sings A Solo
The Destiny of Me
Prosthetics and the $25,000 Pyramid
Anthony says his worst haircut was for the film "Dazed and Confused."
Anthony lived with RENT costars Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, and Jesse L. Martin for a brief period. The four are sitll very close.
Anthony stands at 5'8".
Anthony Rapp: (About releasing his CD) I'm very excited about this new chapter in my artistic life, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing how people respond to my music.
Anthony Rapp: (About the production of his CD) I'm lucky enough to be working with co-songwriters and producers who share my broad tastes -- Joe Pisapia, John Keaney, and Michael Corbett. They found a fantastic gang of musicians to make our songs as full and authentic and alive as possible.
Anthony Rapp: The music I'm making is influenced by all of those people, I think. So it's a little hard for me to pin it down. Some of it is a little noisy, some of it quiet, some jazzy, some sort of post-punk. I think all of it has a pop sensibility at its heart, though; hooks are very important to me. I've taken to calling my music 'alternapop,' the closest label I could find that fits.
Anthony Rapp: (About his musical influences) It's a pretty eclectic mix of people, but what they all have in common to me is a strong commitment to truly singable, original melodies, and lyrics with lots of guts and heart.
Anthony Rapp (About shooting the movie Rent): "It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And now to have it twice in a lifetime by getting to do the film, well, I don´t know what to say, except, thank you Chris Columbus."