18 Facts About Anthony Rapp


Anthony Rapp currently plays Lieutenant Commander Paul Stamets on the television series Star Trek: Discovery.

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Anthony Rapp participated in community theater as a child and won awards for his singing in junior high school.

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Anthony Rapp attended high school at Joliet West High School and theatre camp at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.

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Anthony Rapp moved to New York in 1989 to attend New York University as a film student, but dropped out after a semester.

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Anthony Rapp has reportedly been friends with John Barrowman since the time he was in high school.

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Anthony Rapp first performed on Broadway in 1981 in The Little Prince and the Aviator, a musical based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novel The Little Prince.

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Anthony Rapp went on to play the character of Mark Cohen in the off-Broadway and original Broadway casts of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent.

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Anthony Rapp developed a one-man stage show with music based on the memoir beginning in 2007, later performing it at such locations as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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In 2005, Anthony Rapp played the doctor in the world premiere of Feeling Electric at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

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Anthony Rapp had a close relationship with his mother, who was battling cancer during the beginning of the off-Broadway and Broadway transfer of Rent.

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Anthony Rapp first came out to his mother at the age of 18, and by her death in 1997 she had grown comfortable with it.

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Anthony Rapp has identified as "bisexual" and "four-and-a-half" on the Kinsey scale.

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Anthony Rapp has cited working with Larry Kramer as a young man for his commitment to activism and "liv[ing] an open life".

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Anthony Rapp is a "die hard" Chicago Cubs fan and co-hosts the podcast The Clubhouse about baseball.

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In November 2019, Anthony Rapp announced his engagement to his partner, Ken Ithiphol.

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Anthony Rapp stated that at the end of the evening, an apparently drunk Spacey "picked [him] up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold", placed him on the bed, and held him down while tightening his grip on him.

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Anthony Rapp had previously discussed the incident in a 2001 interview with The Advocate, but Spacey's name was redacted from publication to avoid legal disputes and public outing.

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Anthony Rapp had previously claimed that reading this particular New York Times article inspired him to make his accusation against Spacey.

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