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Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells

Tony-nominated actor Andrew Rannells stars as Bryan, a man who seems to have it all in Ryan Murphy's The New Normal, but when he comes face-to-face with his future, he realizes that there is one thing missing from his life: a baby.

Rannells is best known for his breakout role as Elder Price in Broadway's smash hit musical The Book of Mormon, which was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame along with Robert Lopez of Avenue Q. The Book of Mormon received nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and on the Tony Awards telecast, Rannells brought down the house with his performance of I Believe. For his work in The Book of Mormon, Rannells received nominations from Tony Awards, Drama Desk and the Drama League. He also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album for the cast recording of The Book of Mormon. Variety called his performance in The Book of Mormon the brightest of a uniformly fine cast, and Entertainment Weekly noted Rannells as a breakout star.

Previously, he was seen on Broadway as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, having played the role on the first national tour and in the Toronto Company as well. Rannells also played Link Larkin in the Broadway production of Hairspray.

Currently, Rannells can be seen on HBO's new series Girls, from producers Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow, and he will make his big screen debut later this year in Leslye Headland's Bachelorette.

Rannells is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.

Andrew Rannells Facts

Birth Name Andrew Scott Rannells
BirthdayAugust 23, 1978 (45)
BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

Selected Filmography

The Intern
The New Normal: The Complete Series
Girls: Cast and Creators PaleyFest
Shaman King: A Boy Who Dances With Ghosts
Shaman King, Vol. 2: Perfect Possession
Archie's Weird Mysteries
Street Sharks!
Street Sharks
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