American actor and singer
Rannells is perhaps best known for his role as ‘Elijah’ on the hit HBO series GIRLS and for his work on the NBC series THE NEW NORMAL. Prior to working in television, Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in the Broadway smash THE BOOK OF MORMON, for which he won a Grammy Award and was nominated for both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. He also appeared on Broadway in HAIRSPRAY, JERSEY BOYS and most recently as Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Rannells will also be seen in the upcoming season of Steven Soderbergh’s THE KNICK on Cinemax and in Nancy Meyer’s upcoming film, THE INTERN. Rannells is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.