Anthony Rapp


Anthony Rapp Trivia


  • Trivia

    • 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."

    • Movie Credits:

      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

    • Theatre Productions:

      The Wizard of Oz
      The Little Prince and the Aviator
      The King and I
      Precious Sons
      Six Degrees of Separation
      The Bald Soprano
      Marco Polo Sings A Solo
      The Destiny of Me
      School Ties
      Ursula's Permanent
      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".

  • Quotes

    • 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."