The Glee and Hedwig star celebrates his birthday February 5.
Stage and screen star Darren Criss celebrates his birthday February 5. The actor, who entered the spotlight starring as Blaine Anderson, made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2011, succeeding Daniel Radcliffe in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch. He returned to the Main Stem in 2014, stepping into Hedwig’s gold, heeled boots in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, replacing the show’s creator John Cameron Mitchell.
In addition to his work on the Broadway stage, Criss has enjoyed a thriving music and television career. Throughout his tenure in the entertainment industry, he has released and toured original music, created the Broadway-themed music festival Elsie Fest, and starred in shows such as Hollywood, Royalties, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, for which he earned an Emmy for his performance as Andrew Cunanan.
In celebration of Criss, take a look back at his theatre highlights.