“Glee” actor Darren Criss celebrates his 26th birthday Feb. 5. We look back to his Jan. 3, 2012, Broadway debut when he donned the bowtie and two-piece suit of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Playbill’s Top 5 Most Viewed Videos of 2012:
#4 Darren Criss and Beau Bridges join the cast of How To Succeed
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, executive producers of the NBC musical drama “Smash,” are honored at Outfest’s 8th annual Legacy Awards Oct. 13 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. “Glee” and How to Succeed… star Darren Criss will present the duo with the Visionary Award.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, executive producers of the NBC musical drama “Smash,” will be honored at Outfest’s 8th annual Legacy Awards. “Glee” and How to Succeed… star Darren Criss will present the duo with the Visionary Award Oct. 13 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Darren Criss Tops AfterElton’s Hot 100 List; Jonathan Groff, Zachary Quinto, Ricky Martin and Cheyenne Jackson Also Recognized
Gay website AfterElton.com published their reader-generated Hot 100, a collection of the world’s hottest straight and gay men alive, and several Broadway faces received recognition for more than just their talent onstage. Leading the 2012 list is Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards host Darren Criss. This is the second year the How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Glee star nabbed the top spot.
Joining Criss are almost every other male on Glee (Mark Salling, Cory Monteith, Chord Overstreet, Grant Gustin, Harry Shum Jr., Matthew Morrison and Chris Colfer). Glee guest stars Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Bomer, Jonathan Groff and Ricky Martin (Evita) also ranked pretty high on the 2012 Hot 100 List.
Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin, Jonathan Groff Among AfterElton’s “Hot 100”; Darren Criss Tops the List
“Glee” star Darren Criss, who made his Broadway debut earlier this year in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, takes the No. 1 spot on AfterElton.com’s 2012 “Hot 100.”
Criss, who also topped last year’s list of the “100 hottest men on Earth,” is joined by “Glee” co-stars Chris Colfer (this year’s runner up), Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Jonathan Groff, Max Adler, Chord Overstreet, Grant Gustin and Harry Shum Jr.
Criss, who made his Broadway debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed…, plays the role of Blaine, the openly-gay Warbler at Dalton Academy, on Fox’s “Glee.” Prior to “Glee,” Criss was best known for his portrayal of Harry Potter in the YouTube hit, “A Very Potter Musical.”
Darren Criss on meeting Daniel Radcliffe.
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