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.
- Pokémon Live! (2000) as James
- Hairspray (2005) as Link Larkin and Fender
- Lysistrata Jones (2010) as Michelangelo "Mick" Jackson (original)
- The Book of Mormon (2011) as Elder Kevin Price (original)
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Broadway revival) as Hedwig
- Hamilton (2015) as King George III
- Falsettos (2016 Broadway revival) as Whizzer Brown
- The Boys in the Band (2018 Broadway revival) as Larry
- Street Sharks (1995) as Streex and Shrimp Louie
- Pokémon (1997) as Morty, Harley and various roles (English Dub)
- Archie's Weird Mysteries (1999) as Archie Andrews
- Yu-Gi-Oh!! Duel Monsters (2000) as Mako Tsumani, Noah Kaiba, and Leon von Schroeder (English dub)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004) as Wheeler the Monkey and Belowski (English dub)
- Cubix: Robots for Everyone (2001) as Connor (English dub)
- Shaman King (2001) as Len Tao (English dub)
- Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (2001) as eNeMeE (English dub), also served as voice director.
- Ultimate Muscle (2002) in various roles (English dub)
- Tokyo Mew Mew (2002) as Dren & Wesley J. Coolridge III (English dub)
- Liberty's Kids (2002) as Alexander Hamilton
- Fighting Foodons as Fried Ricer & Albert (English Dub)
- Sonic X (2003) as The Narrator & other roles (English dub), also served as voice director.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) in various roles
- Bully (2006) as Bif Taylor
- Sofia the First (2016-2018) as Morris, Skye
- Welcome to the Wayne (2017) as Andrei
- Big Mouth (2017-present) as Matthew MacDell
- Vampirina (2017) as King Pepi
- Bob's Burgers (2018) as Hayden
- Central Park (2020) as Griffin
- Invincible (2021) (2021) as William Clockwell
- Sex and the City (2010) as Wedding Chorus
- Bachelorette (2012) as Manny
- Girls (2012 — 2017) as Elijah Krantz
- The New Normal (2012 — 2013) as Bryan Collins
- How I Met Your Mother (2013 — 2014) as Darren
- The Intern (2015) as Cameron
- The Knick (2015) as Frazier H. Wingo
- Another Period (2016) as Bertram Harrison Fusselforth VII
- Why Him? (2016) as Blaine Pederman
- A Simple Favor (2018) as Darren
- Black Monday (2019) as Blair Pfaff
- The film adaptation of The Prom (2020) as Trent Oliver