Anthony Rapp has been acting and singing professionally since he was 9 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 later reprised the role in Chris Columbus' film version. Rapp also starred in the Broadway production and national tour of “If/Then” from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of “Next to Normal.” He made his Broadway debut in “Precious Sons” with Judith Ivey and Ed Harris, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle award and a Drama Desk nomination. He will next be seen appearing in HBO Max’s docudrama “Equal,” about the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in America.
Rapp was also recently seen as a recurring guest star on CBS' hit spin-off series THE GOOD FIGHT and on Netflix's hit show “13 Reasons Why.” Additional TV credits include: Cinemax's “The Knick,” “Psych” and “The X-Files.”
Rapp recently starred in three independent features: “Do You Take This Man” opposite Alyson Hannigan, “Opening Night” with fellow Broadway favorite Cheyenne Jackson, and the LGBT thriller “BWOY,” which he also produced. Additional film credits include: “A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation” and the iconic “Dazed and Confused.”
A writer as well, Anthony penned Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent (Simon & Schuster) about his struggle to balance the demands of life in the theater with his responsibility to his family during his mother's battle with cancer. He adapted the book into a one-man show entitled “Without You,” which he has performed on stages both nationally and internationally.