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Old 08-23-2017, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default August 23: Happy Birthday Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells is turning 38 today. He began his screen career as a voice actor; while still in his teens he was the voice of Streex on Street Sharks. He has continued to do voice work throughout his career. In 2012 he was cast as one of the leads on NBC’s The New Normal, which, however, was canceled after one season. That same year, though, he also landed a recurring part on HBO’s Girls; he remained in the role of Elijah Krantz for the series’ entire run and became a regular for the final three seasons. He has also made a few film appearances, with his most significant role probably being in The Intern.

In the world of musical theater, Rannells has become a pretty big name. He did a lot of regional theater work in the early 2000s, and made his Broadway debut in 2005 as a replacement in the cast of Hairspray. He also appeared both on Broadway and in the national touring company of Jersey Boys, before winning his first starring role on Broadway in 2011. Rannells was nominated for a Tony, for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, in the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. He also shared in the Grammy won by the show’s original cast album. Rannells was nominated for a second Tony for last year’s revival of William Finn’s Falsettos.
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