September 21, 2019 • 8:00 pm
The original Mark from “RENT” and star of “Star Trek: Discovery”
in a special intimate performance One Night Only!
Anthony Rapp, currently starring in CBS’ All Access hit series “ Star Trek, Discovery,” has been acting and singing professionally since he was nine 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 reprised his role in Chris Columbus’ film version opposite other members of the original cast. Rapp recently visited the role once more with original cast member Adam Pascal in the Rent Tour. Anthony has an extensive theatre background, his most recent Broadway show was If/Then, starring opposite Idina Menzel. He has also appeared in Second Stage Theatre’s Some Americans Abroad, the revival of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation. His Broadway debut was in Precious Sons with Judith Ivey and Ed Harris, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk nomination.
Film credits include Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Man of the Century, David Searching, Road Trip, and A Beautiful Mind (SAG Award nomination for Ensemble). He has also appeared in Winter Passing, a film written and directed by his brother, Adam Rapp.
A writer as well, Anthony wrote a book entitled “Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent” (Simon & Schuster) about his struggle to balance the demands of life in the theatre with his responsibility to his family during his mother’s battle with cancer. He recently adapted the book into a one-man show entitled Without You which he has performed on stages throughout the country.
On television, Rapp has appeared in “The Lazarus Man”, “The X-Files”,” The Beach Boys: An American Family”, “Kidnapped” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
His debut album, Look Around. was released in 2000
In concert, Anthony visits some of his Rent hits as well as original material and songs that he connects to, including his Rent audition song. He has performed his music in clubs and colleges throughout the country.
Rapp is proud to support and continue to help raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Friends in Deed.