The entry starring Jonathan Groff has received an eight-episode order and comes after the loss of scores of LGBT characters on TV in last week’s wave of network cancellations.
HBO is heading to San Francisco. The premium cable network has handed out series orders to its untitled Michael Lannan project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The eight-episode dramedy hails from Bored to Death’s Sarah Condon and Lannan and stars Glee and Boss alum Jonathan Groff as one of three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.
Matthew Morrison and Jonathan Groff, both from Fox’s “Glee,” were on hand adding to the fun of the Gala. Morrison received the prestigious Ally for Equality Award during the event. The quote of the evening, by far, came from Groff as he introduced Morrison. While explaining that Morrison had fought stereotypes as a straight ally doing musical theatre, Groff opined, “a man who likes to sing and dance must also like to suck a dick.” Groff was both charming and brutally honest setting the tone for Morrison’s keynote speech. [x]
Glee actor Jonathan Groff has signed on for a dramatic role in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart.
The film is based on a largely autobiographical play by Larry Kramer chronicling the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Groff will play Craig, an early victim of the disease and the first lover of Bruce Niles (Friday Night Light‘s alum Taylor Kitsch), an investment banker who becomes an AIDS activist.
Also just cast: Longtime character actor Joe Mantello as Mickey Marcus, a man who’s an instrumental member of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
The actors join previously announced cast members such as Julia Roberts (Dr. Emma Brookner), Mark Ruffalo (Ned Weeks), Matt Bomer (Felix Turner) and Jim Parsons (Tommy Boatwright). The Normal Heart is expected to premiere next year. [X]
The happiest of birthdays to Jonathan Groff!
(March 26th, 1985)
We can’t embed it, but trust us — you need to see this. Hint: Marilyn wigs may or may not be involved.
Zachary Quinto is planning on popping the question to his boyfriend, Jonathan Groff, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.
The 35-year-old Star Trek actor, who recently moved in with theGlee actor, is said to be absolutely smitten with Groff.“It’s by far the happiest relationship he’s ever been in,” a source close to the couple told Star.
“They’ve been serious for a while now, but things have heated up since they started living together.”
To read more about when, and how, Zachary is planning to propose to Jonathan, pick up the latest issue of Star magazine — on newsstands Thursday. [x]
Zachary Quinto & Judith Light (+ background Jon) Miscat 2013
Jonathan Groff / Christian Borle - If Mama Was Married
Jeremy Jordan (as Karen) and Jonathan Groff (as Ivy) perform Let Me Be Your Star from SMASH at MCC Theater’s Miscast - 3.4.13
Note — The freakout mid-song is because Jeremy came on-stage in a blonde wig, a la Marilyn