Actor, writer, and director who was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair, and starred as Inspector Javert in the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Misérables.
He was born in Utah and attended Brigham Young University before traveling to Ecuador as a Mormon missionary.
He appeared in several LDS Cinema films, including 2002's The Singles Ward and it's sequel, The Singles 2nd Ward. He co-wrote, directed, and acted in the LDS Cinema film Sons of Provo in 2004.
He had two sons-- Bridger and Sawyer-- with his first wife, Amy Westerby. The couple divorced, and Swenson married Broadway actress and singer Audra McDonald in 2012.
He performed with his future wife, the musical theater star Audra McDonald, in the Broadway production of the Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones musical, 110 in the Shade.