Anthony Rapp Biography (1971-)

Full name, Anthony Dean Rapp; born October 26, 1971, in Chicago, IL; raised in Joliet, IL; son of Mary Rapp (a nurse); brother of Adam Rapp (a playwright). Addresses: Agent: Michael Lazo, Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd.,25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Writers and Artists Agency, 8383 WilshireBlvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90211.; Manager: Elise Konialian, UntitledEntertainment, 23 East 22nd St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10010.

Actor, singer
Birth Details
October 26, 1971
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) The little prince, The Little Prince and the Aviator (musical), Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1981-1982
  • Freddy, Precious Sons, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Ben, Six Degrees of Separation, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, LincolnCenter, New York City, 1990, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1990-1992
  • Alexander Weeks, The Destiny of Me, Circle Repertory Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1992-1993
  • Jack Kahn, Sophistry, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City,1993
  • Edward III, The Making of Edward III, Madison Avenue Theatre, NewYork City, 1993
  • J. K. Abbot, The Family Animal, Circle Repertory Lab, New York City, 1994
  • Andy and second man, Reproducing Georgia, American Place Theatre,New York City, 1994
  • Mark Cohen, Rent (musical), New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1994
  • Bobby, Trafficking in Broken Hearts, Atlantic Theatre, New York City, 1994-1995
  • Prosthetics and the $25,000 Pyramid, Workhouse Theatre, 1995
  • Dylan Taylor Sinclair and Roger, Raised in Captivity, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Mark Cohen, Rent, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1996-1998, then London, 1998
  • Charlie Brown, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Nocture, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 2001
  • Title role, Henry V, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston, MA,2002
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (musical), City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003
  • Appeared in Bright Lights, Big City, an off-Broadway production, and in Youth Is Wasted; also appeared in cabaret, concert, and workshopperformances.
  • Major Tours
  • Evita (musical), U.S. Cities, 1981
  • Louis Leonowens, The King and I (musical), U.S. cities, 1981-1983
  • Stage Director
  • (With Adam Rapp) Ursula's Permanent, Kraine Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Also directed productions of The Bald Soprano and Marco Polo Sings a Solo, both Mr. and Mrs. Smith Productions.
  • Film Appearances
  • Daryl Coopersmith, Adventures in Babysitting (also known as A Night on the Town), Buena Vista, 1987
  • Pinky Sears, Far from Home, Vestron, 1989
  • Jamie, Grave Secrets, 1989
  • Richard "McGoo" Collins, School Ties, Paramount, 1992
  • Tony Olson, Dazed and Confused, Gramercy, 1993
  • Ben, Six Degrees of Separation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Title role, David Searching, 1996
  • Tony, Twister, United International Pictures, 1996
  • The Mantis Murder, 1996
  • Timothy "Tim"/"Timmy" Burns, Man of the Century, Fine Line, 1998
  • Jacob, Road Trip, DreamWorks, 2000
  • Bender, A Beautiful Mind, Universal, 2001
  • The American friend, Paradisco, Athanor Studio, 2002
  • Barry Farnsworth, Open House, Bugeater Films, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Wes Hansen, "Sky High," The Magical World of Disney, NBC, 1990
  • Cadet Frederick Hodgson, Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (also known as Assault at West Point), Showtime,1994
  • When Trumpets Fade, HBO, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Van Dyke Parks, The Beach Boys: An American Family, ABC, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Verity, "Panorama," The Lazarus Man, TNT and syndicated, 1996
  • Jeff Glaser, "Detour," The X-Files, Fox, 1997
  • Himself, "An Affair to Remember," Spin City, ABC, 1997
  • Albums
  • Look Around, Sh-K-Boom Records, 2000
  • Audio Books
  • The Ultimate Rush, Reed Publishing, 1998
  • Plays
  • (With Adam Rapp) Ursula's Permanent, Kraine Theatre, New York City, 1993

Further Reference


    • Anthony Rapp Website,, September 10, 2003
    • Advocate, October 28, 1997, p. 26; January 22, 2002, pp. 61-63
    • Interview, June, 1996, pp. 105-06
    • Playbill, May 31, 2002

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