Anthony Rapp has been acting professionally since he was nine years old. He's best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning landmark rock opera Rent, taking the show from off Broadway to Broadway, Chicago, and London. He shared an OBIE Award with the rest of the original cast for his performance. He has appeared in numerous films, including Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind, and, most recently, the film adaptation of Rent. In 2000, he released his debut album, Look Around. He lives in New York City with his partner, Rodney To, and their three cats, Emma, Sebastian, and Spike. This is his first book.
"A memoir roiling with personal revelation and uncensored emotion." -- Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald "Pitch-perfect...a book for anyone who has experienced great loss, [and] for anyone who has survived and grown because of that loss." -- David Weigand, San Francisco Chronicle "The tragic, compelling back story to Rent extends the book's appeal far beyond the show's fans." -- Web Behrens, Chicago Tribune "No roar-of-the-crowd, smell-of-the-greasepaint scrapbook; it's a sprawling, tear-streaked life story and unabashedly sentimental ode to his mother...[Rapp's] voice is unpretentious and unfailingly honest." -- Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly "Beautifully written...[Without You] shows that a life story truthfully told can be stranger (as well as more touching) than fiction." -- William Georgiades, New York Post