Since JONATHAN GROFF’s award-winning breakout out performance in Broadway’s Spring Awakening in 2006 (Theatre World Award winner; Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award nominee), his resume has not only expanded in theatre, but also memorable performances in film and television.
This fall, Groff will star in David Fincher’s highly anticipated new series Mindhunter, which will launch on Netflix in October. The series is also executive produced by Oscar-winner Charlize Theron. Groff plays an FBI agent who interviews incarcerated serial killers in an attempt to solve ongoing crimes. Mindhunter is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. The series co-stars Holt McCallany and Anna Torv.
Last July, Groff reprised his starring role as Patrick in HBO’s Looking: The Movie, alongside Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey and Derek Phillips. The film concluded the beloved series as Patrick (Groff) returned to San Francisco in search of closure and resolution regarding his previous relationships.
In the summer of 2015, Groff originated the role as King George III in the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Hamilton on Broadway. He received a Tony Award nomination in the category of “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical” for his performance. The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, won 11 Tony Awards that year, including “Best Musical," and also won the "Best Musical Theatre Album" Grammy Award for the original cast recording.
On screen, Groff voiced Kristoff, the male lead in the Disney animated film Frozen. The film won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for “Best Animated Feature Film” and was released on November 10, 2013. He also appeared in American Sniper alongside Bradley Cooper. The film, which was released on November 11, 2014, earned an Academy Award Nomination for “Best Picture.”
In 2010, Groff appeared as the recurring character Jesse St. James, on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning show, Glee, created and produced by Ryan Murphy. Groff appeared alongside Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and Kevin McHale as they attempt to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club.
Groff’s additional theatre credits include: Encores! Off-Center: A New Brain (City Center), The Bacchae (Delacorte Theatre); Hair (The Public Theatre); The Submission (MCC Theatre); Craig Lucas’ The Singing Forest (The Public Theatre) and Prayer for my Enemy at Playwrights Horizons (Obie Award winner); Deathtrap (West End) and Red (James Bridges Theatre, Los Angeles). Other film credits include: C.O.G., The Conspirator, Twelve Thirty, and Taking Woodstock. Other television credits include: “Boss,” “The Good Wife,” “The Normal Heart,” and “Looking.”
He currently resides in New York City.