Even the sound of his name is beautiful music! In the role of J, he made his Broadway debut. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, most recently revived with Pierrepont Finch.
For his contribution on the drama series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Darren Criss was awarded an Emmy. For his role as Blaine Anderson on the FOX musical drama series Glee, Criss is best recognized.
As the lead singer of Glee's Dalton Academy Warblers, Criss' first song, a cover of "Teenage Dream," went gold in the US and quickly became the fastest-selling GLEE record. It also peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
Previews for How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying began on February 26 and the Broadway productio n debuted on March 27. Rob Ashford, a Tony and Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer, created the show, which was nominated for eight 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
In the original cast of the revival, Daniel Radcliffe played J. John Larroquette, who won a 2011 Tony Award, and Pierrepont Finch perform as J. Biggley, B.
Nick Jonas, a teen pop superstar who is no stranger to Broadway, will succeed Criss after the brief term. Nick Jonas had Broadway roles as Little Jake in "Annie Get Your Gun," Chip in "Beauty and the Beast," and Gavroche in "Les Misérables" before the Jonas Brothers were discovered.