Anthony Rapp, original star of the smash-hit musical RENT, and most recently seen on Broadway in IF/THEN, brings his solo concert to Madison. Join Anthony for an intimate evening of songs and stories, from Broadway and beyond, that have shaped his life.
Capital City Theatre Students from the Advanced “Find Your Light” class will perform one piece with Anthony during his concert!
Meet Anthony Rapp
Anthony Rapp has been acting and singing professionally since he was nine years old. With an extensive list of achievements, Rapp is best known for originating the role of ‘Mark Cohen’ in Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning rock opera, Rent, for which he shared an OBIE Award with the rest of the cast. He reprised his role in Chris Columbus’ film version opposite other members of the original cast. Rapp visited the role once more with original cast member Adam Pascal in the Rent tour. He recently starred on Broadway in the hit musical “If/Then” opposite Rent co-star Idina Menzel and joined her on the National Tour in 2016. Anthony has been seen on film in Don Roos’17 Photos of Isabelle opposite Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as well as starring in the independent film Grind, which just completed filming. Additional Broadway shows include Second Stage Theatre’s Some Americans Abroad. the revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation. His Broadway debut was in Precious Sons with Judith Ivey and Ed Harris, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle award and a Drama Desk nomination. Film credits include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Man of the Century, David Searching, Road Trip, and A Beautiful Mind (SAG Award nomination for Ensemble). He has also appeared in Winter Passing, a film written and directed by his brother, Adam Rapp.
A writer as well, Anthony wrote a book entitled Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent (Simon & Schuster) about his struggle to balance the demands of life in the theatre with his responsibility to his family during his mother’s battle with cancer. He recently adapted the book into a one-man show entitled “Without You” which he has performed on stages throughout the country and which premiered in London in 2012.
On television, Rapp has appeared in The Lazarus Man, The X-Files, The Beach Boys: An American Family, Kidnapped and Law & Order: SVU. In 2000, he released his debut album, Look Around. In 2012, his CD ofWithout You was released to critical acclaim.
He has performed his music in clubs and colleges throughout the country. Rapp is proud to support and continue to help raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Friends in Deed.