ACTING OUT Anthony Rapp hits ATL in ‘If/Then,’ reflects on ‘Rent’
Out actor Anthony Rapp became a household name as part of the original Broadway cast of the musical “Rent,” in which he played Mark Cohen. After starring in the musical “If/ Then” (in which a divorced woman gets to embark on separate personal paths) in 2014 with Idina Menzel, he has joined the national tour, which hits the ATL next week. We had a chance to catch up with the performer recently to talk about the production and his days with “Rent.”
Georgia Voice: Why did you want to be part of this show?
I have been friends with Brian Yorkey (who handles the libretto) and Tom Kitt (who does the theatrical score) a long time. I did early versions of “Next to Normal” with them. They are great guys and they wrote this part for me. That was a huge gift and honor and bonus, so I jumped at the chance.
Tell us about your character.