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Jonathan Groff Wins First Tony Award, on Third Nomination

He won for his role in Merrily We Roll Along.

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Jonathan Groff
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Jonathan Groff is now a Tony Award winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

He won for his performance as Franklin Shepard in the revival of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along directed by Maria Friedman. He also won the 2023 Outer Critics Circle for Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Musical for NYTW run of the same production.

This was Groff’s third Tony nomination. He was previously nominated in 2007 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in Spring Awakening and in 2016 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical in Hamilton.

TheaterMania’s David Gordon wrote that Jonathan Groff, along with his co-stars and fellow Tony nominees Lindsay Mendez and Daniel Radcliffe, are “giving career-best performances.”

Merrily We Roll Along is running at the Hudson Theatre through July 7.

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