Andrew Rannells Covers: Rollacoaster Magazine Spring/ Summer 2021
“Andrew, besides being wickedly funny (emphasis on wicked), also has a kind of elegance and wit-held-in-check, he watches and waits, then pounces. His great pleasure was in surprising James (Corden) and making him roar with laughter” - Meryl Streep stars of Netflix’s The Prom, a must watch this holiday.
Streep is not the first to give him a rave review, he’s been a beloved performer for many years for his brilliant Broadway performances in The Book of Mormon, Hairspray, Falsettos (his favourite), Hamilton, Neil Patrick Harris’ replacement in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (his most challenging role to date), and more recently Jersey Boys. Andrew’s talent also landed him a leading role alongside Don Cheadle and Regina King currently in Seth Rogen’s Black Monday and years before we all loved him on the smash hit GIRLS and in The New Normal as a lead character loosely based on Ryan Murphy. Murphy also cast him on GLEE and The Boys in the Band film and now The Prom musical film on Netflix alongside of Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Kerry Washington and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman.
At some point we will stop defining people by their sexuality; but till then we, fortunately, have creators like Murphy who help educate, inspire and entertain all walks of life. Thankfully Will & Grace (Andrew guest-starred on) paved the way for others to share LGBTQ+ stories, Ans now Netflix brings us The Prom, a big-hearted spectacular for the whole family, that will make you laugh and cry, and enforces girl taking her girlfriend to prom is as acceptable as any boy/ girl dates. I talked with Andrew (and his co-stars) about this very special project, how he’s been handling this pandemic and more. James Corden shares becoming Andrew’s biggest fan after watching him on YouTube singing “I Believe” from The Book of Mormon and check out Jimmy Fallon and Andrew recap 2020 with Broadway songs.
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