Who is Andrew Rannells?
Andrew Scott Rannells is a television, stage, film, and voice actor. He is probably best known for appearing in such TV series as The New Normal, as well as HBO’s Girls (2012-2017). He would also appear on the Showtime series Black Monday. Throughout his career, he has accumulated numerous voice acting credits as well, most notably lending his voice as Matthew MacDill on Netflix adult animated series Big Mouth. He is also the voice of William Crockwell on Amazon Prime’s Invincible.
Omaha, NE, United States
Life Before Fame
Andrew was raised mainly in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the son of Ronald Rannells and Charlotte Rannells. Andrew has an older brother and three sisters. He also attended the Our Lady of Lourdes grade school in Omaha, after which he went to Creighton Preparatory School, which was an all-boys Roman Catholic school. His family lived in the Hanscom Park neighborhood of Omaha.
During his childhood years, Andrew would go on to take classes at the Emmy Gifford Children’s Theater, where he would also perform at the Omaha Community Playhouse, as well as the Firehouse Dinner Theatre and the Dundee Dinner Theatre. Andrew’s first play was at the age of 11. He also did community theater together with his Creighton prep alumnus Conor Oberst. He would also be the voice of the 1996 Grease spoof with Amy Adams, as well as other commercials.
His career truly picked up after he moved to New York City in 1997. He studied theater at Marymount Manhattan College for over two years before starting to audition for roles full-time.
When it comes to his professional career, he got his first breakout roles after he was cast to be the voice of several characters on the English dubs of anime series, such as Yu-Gi-0h and Pokemon. He would also serve as the voice director for the dubs of Sonic X and Kirby: Right Back at Ya.
In 2002 Andrew made his Broadway debut after he got the role of Linkin Larkin at the Broadway production of Hairspray.
Following the net years, he would play Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys.
His very last performance on tour would be on December 6, 2008.
When he was cast to portray Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, which was a musical by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Andrew knew that he had truly broken out professionally.
He would then be cast as Bryan Collin in the 2012 TV series The New Normal. One of his most recognizable roles was in the HBO TV series Girls.
He would also go on to temporarily replace Jonathan Groff as King George III in Hamilton on Broadway from October 27 to November 29, 2015, as Groff had to fulfill his pre-arranged filming commitments.
When it comes to his personal life, Andrew has come out as being gay, and has been public about it since high school. He came out to his family when he was eighteen, but by that point no one was surprised.
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