Jonathan Larson

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Birthday
4, 1960
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1960
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 25, 1996 (35)

About

Won three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score posthumously for his work on Rent. The highly acclaimed musical also garnered him a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Before Fame

Some of his earliest works include the musical Sacrimmoralinority and Superbia, the latter of which was initially intended to be an adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, but Orwell denied him the rights.

Trivia

Probably his most well known other piece was the rock monologue tick, tick... BOOM!, which was originally titled 30/90 and then Boho Days before finishing as it is known.

Family Life

Born in White Plains, New York, he died the morning of Rent's preview performance off-Broadway unexpectedly.

Associated With

He had several musical influences including the bands The Beatles and The Doors as well as legendary performer Billy Joel.