Jonathan Groff (born March 26, 1985) is an American film, television, and stage actor and singer. His breakout performance was creating the role of Melchior Gabor in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In 2013, he became the first openly gay actor to be cast as the romantic lead in a Disney film when he was cast as voice actor for Kristoff in Frozen. He received another Tony nomination for his role as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton and has also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including a recurring role as Jesse St. James in Glee and the lead role of Patrick Murray, a gay video game developer, in HBO's Looking.
He came out publicly as gay in October 2009 during the National Equality March in Washington and has received several awards for his activism on behalf of the LGBT community.