Monday Morning Man: Jonathan Groff!
Last night I attended an HBO party and screening of the first two episodes of the new series Looking and I think I may end up liking it more than Queer as Folk.
One of the biggest reasons is Jonathan Groff.
He is such a wonderful actor, such an appealing presence. It will be quite good to spend time with him and his friends each week as they navigate gay life in San Francisco.
It’s been a huge year for Jonathan who was the lead in C.O.G., his first time carrying a feature film. I hated that movie’s ending when it opened Outfest over the summer but loved every moment Jonathan was on screen.
This is the first time that I’ve ever been in every frame of a movie,’ Jonathan told me at Oufest. ‘It’s a huge learning experience and I feel really proud of this movie because there’s like a level of relaxation and level of sort of openness that happens when you’re on set every day. For me, this movie was a turning point as an artist. It really taught me so much.’
Audiences had probably previously known Jonathan best as the scheming Jesse St. James in the first two seasons of Glee or as the good looking guy in all those paparazzi shots with now ex-boyfriend Zachary Quinto of Star Trek fame.
By that time he had already been a hit on the stage and nominated for a Tony Award for his lead role in the musical Spring Awakening and star of the West End production of Deathtrap.
He had a co-starring role in the Kelsey Grammer series Boss.