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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anthony Deane Rapp  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1971 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Anthony Deane Rapp on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Anthony Rapp is an actor and singer, he appeared in the Broadway production of the musical Rent and in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, John Guare's Six Degrees of Seperation and Precious Sons. He is in films such as Danny Roane: First Time Director, Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Seperation, Man of the Century, David Searching, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind, and Rent. He has been on several television programs such as The Lazarus Man, The X-Files, The Beach Boys: An American Family, Law and Order: SVU, and Kidnapped. He is the singer in the band Albinokid, and on the solo album Look Around.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Without you :
ISBN: 0743269764. OCLC Number: 62282546

Simon & Schuster,. .

Actor Rapp recounts his life-changing experience in the original cast of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent. Rapp had a special feeling about Jonathan Larson's rock musical from his first audition, so he was thrilled when he landed a starring role. When Rent opened to thunderous acclaim off Broadway, the cast members knew that something extraordinary had taken shape. But even as friends and family were celebrating the show's success, they were also mourning Larson's sudden death. When Anthony's mom began to lose her battle with cancer, he struggled to balance the demands of life in the theatre with his responsibility to his family. Here, Anthony recounts the show's magnificent success and his overwhelming loss. He also shares his first experiences discovering his gayness, the tension it created with his mother, and his struggle into adulthood to gain her acceptance.--From publisher description.