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General Information

Name:  Anthony Deane Rapp  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1971 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Anthony Rapp is an actor and singer, he appeared in the Broadway production of the musical Rent and in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, John Guare's Six Degrees of Seperation and Precious Sons. He is in films such as Danny Roane: First Time Director, Adventures in Babysitting, School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Seperation, Man of the Century, David Searching, Road Trip, A Beautiful Mind, and Rent. He has been on several television programs such as The Lazarus Man, The X-Files, The Beach Boys: An American Family, Law and Order: SVU, and Kidnapped. He is the singer in the band Albinokid, and on the solo album Look Around.

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Titles At Your Library

Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent
ISBN: 0743269764

Simon & Schuster. 2006

Anthony Rapp had a special feeling about Jonathan Larson's rock musical Rent as early as his first audition, which won him a starring role as the video artist Mark Cohen. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent opened to thunderous acclaim off-Broadway -- but even as friends and family were celebrating the show's first success, they were also mourning Jonathan Larson's sudden death from an aortic aneurysm. And when Anthony's mom began to lose her battle with cancer, Anthony found himself struggling to balance his life in the theater with his responsibility to his family.

In Without You, Anthony tells of his exhilarating journey with the cast and crew of Rent as well as the intimacies of his personal life behind the curtain. Marked by fledgling love and devastating loss, Without You is an exceptional memoir of the world of theater, the love of a son for his mother, and maturity won far too early.