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Andrew Scott Rannells (born August 23, 1978) is an American actor born in Omaha, Nebraska. He has worked on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment and DiC, appearing e.g. as Archie Andrews in Archie's Weird Mysteries, Len Tao in Shaman King and Connor in Cubix: Robots for Everyone. As of 2006, he left 4Kids Entertainment to play the role of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway. He has a multi-voice talent, such as doing accents. He has also done voice acting for Harley in the Pokémon anime and portrayed James in the stage show Pokémon Live!.

Rannells recently performed in the musical Jersey Boys in the First National Tour, the "Sherry Cast." Rannells plays songwriter Bob Gaudio, the youngest member of the Four Seasons. His last performance as Bob Gaudio with the Sherry tour was on December 6, 2008 in Toronto. He most recently reprised the role of Bob Gaudio in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys. He began his run January 13, 2009 replacing Sebastian Arcelus and left the show on July 12, 2009. He continues to record voice-overs for commercials and audio books.


He gained massive fame when he starred in The Book of Mormon, a 2011 musical written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame, and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. He earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in the show. As of September 2014, he is currently playing the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Come 2015, he also briefly took over the role of King George in Hamilton. In his 2017, he was nominated for a Tony as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for playing Whizzer in Falsettos, losing to his Vitriolic Best Bud Gavin Creel from Hello, Dolly!.

He is openly gay and came out when he was eighteen. Since 2019, he's been in a relationship with the actor Tuc Watkins.


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