History Creator / DarrenCriss

24th Feb '16 9:07:09 AM coralina33
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Criss made his Broadway debut in the revival of ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in January 2012. Whether CastingGag or just unintentional, he replaces the original [[Film/HarryPotter Harry Freakin' Potter]], Creator/DanielRadcliffe. He is now set to perform as Hedwig in HedwigAndTheAngryInch, setting off yet another tsunami of fangirls {{Squee}}ing.

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Criss made his Broadway debut in the revival of ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in January 2012. Whether CastingGag or just unintentional, he replaces the original [[Film/HarryPotter Harry Freakin' Potter]], Creator/DanielRadcliffe. He is now set to perform then got the lead as Hedwig in HedwigAndTheAngryInch, setting off yet another tsunami of fangirls {{Squee}}ing.
HedwigAndTheAngryInch in 2015.
16th Dec '15 3:25:34 PM dmeagher13
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: His EP shares its title with one of Death's albums.

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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: His EP shares its title with one of Death's [[Music/{{Death}} Death's]] albums.
20th Oct '15 9:17:31 AM Silverblade2
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* AscendedFanboy: With "Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch" He discovered the movie as a teenager and if you want proof of his fan-love for the show, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9SjGcOXIw just pick a recent interview, any recent interview.]] He describes it as his dream role, and has apparently been lobbying to play the part for a long, long time, until the stars finally aligned for him and he was cast to play Hedwig in the Broadway revival.



* PromotedFanboy: ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' became so popular that he was invited to the ''Deathly Hallows, Part. 1'' movie premiere... which he attended excitably in ''full Harry costume''.

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* PromotedFanboy: PromotedFanboy:
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''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' became so popular that he was invited to the ''Deathly Hallows, Part. 1'' movie premiere... which he attended excitably in ''full Harry costume''.costume''.
** With "Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch" He discovered the movie as a teenager and if you want proof of his fan-love for the show, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9SjGcOXIw just pick a recent interview, any recent interview.]] He describes it as his dream role, and has apparently been lobbying to play the part for a long, long time, until the stars finally aligned for him and he was cast to play Hedwig in the Broadway revival.
23rd Sep '15 12:36:49 PM AlleyOop
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%% Entries on this page should focus on Criss's original material; tropes specific to the character he plays on Glee belong there.



Fangirl screams reached glass-shattering levels when it was discovered that Ryan Murphy had cast him to play [[Creator/ChrisColfer Kurt Hummel's]] love interest on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. He played the character of Blaine Anderson, an openly gay student at the all-boys' school Dalton. Blaine handed out encouragement to Kurt, along with a giant side of UnresolvedSexualTension and a massive helping of HoYay.

Darren's start on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' made a huge splash, as his version of “Teenage Dream” featuring the Dalton Warblers (a.k.a. the Tufts University Beelzebubs) became the highest-selling ''Glee'' song overnight, easily beating out “Don't Stop Believin'”.

Darren made his Broadway debut in the revival of ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in January 2012. He replaces the original [[Film/HarryPotter Harry Freakin' Potter]], Creator/DanielRadcliffe. Whether CastingGag or just unintentional, it's still awesome. He is now set to perform as Hedwig in HedwigAndTheAngryInch, setting off yet another tsunami of fangirls {{Squee}}ing.

He's 100% MrFanservice.

Known as an incredibly goofy, extremely nice guy.

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Fangirl screams reached glass-shattering levels when it was discovered that Ryan Murphy had cast him to play He played the character of Blaine Anderson, an openly gay student at the all-boys' school Dalton and [[Creator/ChrisColfer Kurt Hummel's]] love interest on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. He played the character of Blaine Anderson, an openly gay student at the all-boys' school Dalton. Blaine handed out encouragement to Kurt, along with a giant side of UnresolvedSexualTension and a massive helping of HoYay.

Darren's
Criss's start on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' made a huge splash, as his version of “Teenage Dream” featuring the Dalton Warblers (a.k.a. the Tufts University Beelzebubs) became the highest-selling ''Glee'' song overnight, easily beating out “Don't Stop Believin'”.

Darren Criss made his Broadway debut in the revival of ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in January 2012. He Whether CastingGag or just unintentional, he replaces the original [[Film/HarryPotter Harry Freakin' Potter]], Creator/DanielRadcliffe. Whether CastingGag or just unintentional, it's still awesome. He is now set to perform as Hedwig in HedwigAndTheAngryInch, setting off yet another tsunami of fangirls {{Squee}}ing.

He's 100% MrFanservice.

Known as an incredibly goofy, extremely nice guy.
{{Squee}}ing.



* AlbumTitleDrop: "And that just makes me a dumb human, like you."

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* %%* AlbumTitleDrop: "And that just makes me a dumb human, like you."



* AscendedFanboy: With "Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch" He discovered the movie as a teenager and if you want proof of his fan-love for the show, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9SjGcOXIw just pick a recent interview, any recent interview.]] He describes it as his dream role, and has apparently been lobbying to play the part for a long, long time, until the stars finally aligned and he was cast to play Hedwig in the Broadway revival.

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* AscendedFanboy: With "Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch" He discovered the movie as a teenager and if you want proof of his fan-love for the show, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9SjGcOXIw just pick a recent interview, any recent interview.]] He describes it as his dream role, and has apparently been lobbying to play the part for a long, long time, until the stars finally aligned for him and he was cast to play Hedwig in the Broadway revival.



* AwardBaitSong: "Not Alone"
* BandOfRelatives: Darren used to play for his brother Chuck's band Music/FreelanceWhales.
* ButNotTooForeign: He's also half-Filipino, partly with Spanish and Chinese heritage from his mother's side.

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* AwardBaitSong: "Not Alone"
* BandOfRelatives: Darren Criss used to play for his brother Chuck's band Music/FreelanceWhales.
* ButNotTooForeign: He's also half-Filipino, partly with Spanish and Chinese heritage from his mother's side.
Music/FreelanceWhales.



* CampStraight: He doesn't ''act'' camp, but he is the first one to tell you he is obsessed with musical theater, and grew up in gay-friendly San Francisco. When asked about playing a gay character on ''Glee'', he often mentions that he had to "come out as straight" to his theater friends. Taken UpToEleven with his [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljv35omXrB1qegfeco1_500.png attire]] from the Coachella music festival, where he walked around shirtless covered in multicolored body paint and wearing clip-on earrings and rainbow nail polish.
* CompanionCube: Darren is ''never'' without his trademark pink sunglasses. He even got them into a scene on ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averts it in virtually every song he does, whether it's Disney, ''Series/{{Glee}}'' or his own work. He notably keeps the female POV in "Teenage Dream" and "Bills, Bills, Bills" on ''Glee'', and has sung "The Coolest Girl" at concerts without modifying the lyrics.
** "Teenage Dream" and "Bills, Bills, Bills" make the aversion work all the better given that he plays an openly gay character.
** He ''fabulously'' does a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ZwxUgh7pg cover]] of "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm", a song sung by a woman who dreams of being the ultimate housewife. Not only does he sing the song as a gay man to his husband, he also changes some of the lyrics to show his support for gay marriage.

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* CampStraight: He doesn't ''act'' camp, but he is the first one to tell you he is obsessed with musical theater, and grew up in gay-friendly San Francisco.Francisco and is a huge fan of musical theater. When asked about playing a gay character on ''Glee'', he often mentions that he had to "come out as straight" to his theater friends. Taken UpToEleven with his [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljv35omXrB1qegfeco1_500.png attire]] from the Coachella music festival, where he walked around shirtless covered in multicolored body paint and wearing clip-on earrings and rainbow nail polish.
* CompanionCube: Darren Criss is ''never'' without famous for his trademark pink sunglasses. He even got them into a scene on ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averts it Usually averted in virtually every song he does, his songs, whether it's Disney, ''Series/{{Glee}}'' or his own work. He notably keeps Arguably plays with it in the female POV in "Teenage Dream" and "Bills, Bills, Bills" on case of ''Glee'', and has sung "The Coolest Girl" at concerts without modifying the lyrics.
** "Teenage Dream" and "Bills, Bills, Bills" make the aversion work all the better given that
as he plays an openly a gay character.
** He ''fabulously'' does a
character. And in the case of this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ZwxUgh7pg cover]] of "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm", a song sung by a woman who dreams of being the ultimate housewife. Not only does housewife, he sing the song explicitly plays it as a gay man to his husband, he also changes and some of the lyrics are changed to show his Criss's support for gay marriage.



** He and Creator/ChrisColfer were snarking jointly on Twitter after "Original Song" aired, in which their characters kissed. Oh, ''boys.''

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** He and Creator/ChrisColfer were snarking jointly on Twitter after "Original Song" aired, in which their characters kissed. Oh, ''boys.''



* DuetBonding: "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
* MrFanservice: His photoshoot for [[http://www.out.com/slideshows/index.asp?slideshow_title=Darren-Criss-The-New-Kid-on-the-Block&theID=1 Out Magazine]] caused one hell of a mess on the Internet. Not to mention fans' reactions to his [[http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201106/darren-criss-summer-wedding-style-men?slide=1 GQ Magazine]] photoshoot.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Auditioned for the part of Finn when the show was originally being cast. Is there actually anyone out there who isn't glad he got Blaine instead?
* IAmSong: "The Coolest Girl". Written (as quoted by {{Word of God}}) by Darren to be another "Part Of Your World" or "On My Own", sung by Bonnie Gruesen (Hermione) in ''AVPS''.
* ImportantHairCut:
** He got one right before he started playing Blaine on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', making his hair look less [[WildHair wild.]] Decidedly unpopular with his {{Estrogen Brigade}}, though.
** Also unpopular: Whoever it is in hair and makeup that keeps attempting to [[BerserkButton MURDER HIS HAIR WITH GEL]] each episode.

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* DuetBonding: "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
* MrFanservice: His photoshoot for [[http://www.out.com/slideshows/index.asp?slideshow_title=Darren-Criss-The-New-Kid-on-the-Block&theID=1 Out Magazine]] caused one hell of a mess on the Internet. Not to mention fans' reactions to his [[http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201106/darren-criss-summer-wedding-style-men?slide=1 GQ Magazine]] photoshoot.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Auditioned for the part of Finn when the show was originally being cast. Is there actually anyone out there who isn't glad he got Blaine instead?
* IAmSong: "The Coolest Girl". Written (as quoted by {{Word of God}}) by Darren Criss to be another "Part Of Your World" or "On My Own", sung by Bonnie Gruesen (Hermione) in ''AVPS''.
* ImportantHairCut:
** He got one right before he started playing Blaine on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', making his hair look less [[WildHair wild.]] Decidedly unpopular with his {{Estrogen Brigade}}, though.
** Also unpopular: Whoever it is in hair and makeup that keeps attempting to [[BerserkButton MURDER HIS HAIR WITH GEL]] each episode.
''AVPS''.



* IntercourseWithYou: "When I Get You Alone", from Glee. Kurt is not amused, as it's not sung to him.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Harry Potter is, by his own admission, a total douchebag. Darren Criss, on the other hand, is running neck-and-neck with Creator/TomHiddleston for the title of "nicest human being on the planet".
* NerdsAreSexy: Likes Disney, ''Harry Potter'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', showtunes, and pink sunglasses. Has [[WhatBeautifulEyes hazel eyes]] to top off his pale skin/black hair, and an Adonis-like build.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Harry Potter is, by his own admission, a total douchebag. Darren Criss, on the other hand, is running neck-and-neck with Creator/TomHiddleston for the title of "nicest human being on the planet".
* NerdsAreSexy: Likes Disney, ''Harry Potter'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', showtunes,
a very friendly and pink sunglasses. Has [[WhatBeautifulEyes hazel eyes]] to top off his pale skin/black hair, and an Adonis-like build.personable guy.



* OneOfUs: Admitted fanboy of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Music/FlightOfTheConchords, musical theatre, comic books, Disney movies, and of course, ''Franchise/HarryPotter''. The vids of the [=StarKids=] nerding out at ''Infinitus'' and ''Wizarding World of Harry Potter'' are some of the cutest things ever. He even ''cosplayed'' to the ''Deathly Hallows'' premiere (well, he cosplayed to others too, but this one was ''after'' he got famous). Oh, and he's voted for "[=KurtCoBlaine=]" as the official PortmanteauCoupleName for Kurt×Blaine.
* PerformanceArtist: He plays something like six instruments, sings, acts, and writes his own material. And he's talented at all of it. Subverted in that he's straight.
* PromotedFanboy: ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' became so popular that he was invited to the ''Deathly Hallows, Part. 1'' movie premiere... which he attended in ''full Harry costume'', and then spazzed out about being there.

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* OneOfUs: Admitted fanboy of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Music/FlightOfTheConchords, musical theatre, comic books, Disney movies, and of course, ''Franchise/HarryPotter''. The vids of the [=StarKids=] nerding out at ''Infinitus'' and ''Wizarding World of Harry Potter'' are some of the cutest things ever. He even ''cosplayed'' to attended the ''Deathly Hallows'' premiere (well, he cosplayed to others too, but this one was ''after'' he got famous). Oh, in cosplay. He is also a shipper and he's voted for "[=KurtCoBlaine=]" as the official PortmanteauCoupleName for Kurt×Blaine.
* PerformanceArtist: He was a fan of musical theater growing up, and plays something like six instruments, sings, acts, and writes his own material. And he's talented at all of it. Subverted in that he's straight.
material.
* PromotedFanboy: ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' became so popular that he was invited to the ''Deathly Hallows, Part. 1'' movie premiere... which he attended excitably in ''full Harry costume'', and then spazzed out about being there.costume''.



* SelfBackingVocalist

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* %%* SelfBackingVocalist



* WildHair: The curls just CANNOT BE CONTAINED. He sheared down to a more debonair look for ''Series/{{Glee}}'', but they're making something of a comeback anyway as of "Blame It On the Alcohol." Some witty person even listened his trademark as "his outrageously curly hair" on his [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2023050/bio IMDb profile]].

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* WildHair: The curls just CANNOT BE CONTAINED. He sheared down to a more debonair look for ''Series/{{Glee}}'', but they're making something of a comeback anyway as of "Blame It On the Alcohol." Some witty person even listened his trademark as "his outrageously he has naturally curly hair" on his [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2023050/bio IMDb profile]].hair which can become this when he lets it grow out.
7th Jul '15 10:33:34 AM Alden2
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Fangirl screams reached glass-shattering levels when it was discovered that Ryan Murphy had cast him to play [[Creator/ChrisColfer Kurt Hummel's]] love interest on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. He plays the character of Blaine Anderson, a openly gay student at the all-boys' school Dalton. Blaine hands out encouragement to Kurt, along with a giant side of UnresolvedSexualTension and a massive helping of HoYay.

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Fangirl screams reached glass-shattering levels when it was discovered that Ryan Murphy had cast him to play [[Creator/ChrisColfer Kurt Hummel's]] love interest on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. He plays played the character of Blaine Anderson, a an openly gay student at the all-boys' school Dalton. Blaine hands handed out encouragement to Kurt, along with a giant side of UnresolvedSexualTension and a massive helping of HoYay.
10th May '15 6:49:11 AM kelly232
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*AscendedFanboy: With "Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch" He discovered the movie as a teenager and if you want proof of his fan-love for the show, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9SjGcOXIw just pick a recent interview, any recent interview.]] He describes it as his dream role, and has apparently been lobbying to play the part for a long, long time, until the stars finally aligned and he was cast to play Hedwig in the Broadway revival.
4th Mar '15 6:46:47 AM kelly232
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** He got one right before he started playing Blaine on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', making his hair look less [[WildHair wild.]] Decidedly unpopular with his Estrogen Brigade, though.

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** He got one right before he started playing Blaine on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', making his hair look less [[WildHair wild.]] Decidedly unpopular with his Estrogen Brigade, {{Estrogen Brigade}}, though.
17th Feb '15 9:40:30 PM Sharysa
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Darren made his Broadway debut in the revival of ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in January 2012. He replaces the original [[Film/HarryPotter Harry Freakin' Potter]], Creator/DanielRadcliffe. Whether CastingGag or just unintentional, it's still awesome.

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Darren made his Broadway debut in the revival of ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in January 2012. He replaces the original [[Film/HarryPotter Harry Freakin' Potter]], Creator/DanielRadcliffe. Whether CastingGag or just unintentional, it's still awesome.
awesome. He is now set to perform as Hedwig in HedwigAndTheAngryInch, setting off yet another tsunami of fangirls {{Squee}}ing.
22nd Dec '14 10:27:29 PM dmeagher13
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* SimilarlyNamedWorks: His EP shares its title with one of Death's albums.
2nd Dec '14 5:35:03 PM nombretomado
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Fangirl screams reached glass-shattering levels when it was discovered that Ryan Murphy had cast him to play [[ChrisColfer Kurt Hummel's]] love interest on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. He plays the character of Blaine Anderson, a openly gay student at the all-boys' school Dalton. Blaine hands out encouragement to Kurt, along with a giant side of UnresolvedSexualTension and a massive helping of HoYay.

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Fangirl screams reached glass-shattering levels when it was discovered that Ryan Murphy had cast him to play [[ChrisColfer [[Creator/ChrisColfer Kurt Hummel's]] love interest on ''Series/{{Glee}}''. He plays the character of Blaine Anderson, a openly gay student at the all-boys' school Dalton. Blaine hands out encouragement to Kurt, along with a giant side of UnresolvedSexualTension and a massive helping of HoYay.



** He and ChrisColfer were snarking jointly on Twitter after "Original Song" aired, in which their characters kissed. Oh, ''boys.''

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** He and ChrisColfer Creator/ChrisColfer were snarking jointly on Twitter after "Original Song" aired, in which their characters kissed. Oh, ''boys.''
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