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ANTHONY RAPP (Mark Cohen) has been acting and singing professionally since he was nine years old. Rapp is best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen, the love struck filmmaker and narrator, in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-wining rock opera "Rent.” He shared an Obie Award with the rest of the cast for his performance.

Rapp recently completed production on two independent films. He will be seen playing himself in Danny Roane: First Time Director in a comedy-mockumentary about an out-of-work, scandal-plagued actor (played by Andy Dick who's also directing) making his first film in an effort to resuscitate his career. Rapp will also be seen in Scaring the Fish, directed by Todd Miller, a tense, three-character drama about three coworkers on a fishing trip at a remote lakeside.

Rapp has also written a book on his "Rent” experiences called Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Musical "Rent,” which will published by Simon and Schuster in January 2006.

Rapp will also be seen in Winter Passing, which was written and directed by his brother Adam Rapp. Additional film credits include Adventures in Babysitting (also directed by Chris Columbus), School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Six Degrees of Separation, Man of the Century, David Searching, Road Trip and A Beautiful Mind (SAG Award nomination for Ensemble).

Rapp's Broadway credits include the recent revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation.” He made his Broadway debut in "Precious Sons” with Judith Ivey and Ed Harris, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. On television, Rapp has appeared in "The Lazarus Man,” "The X-Files,” "The Beach Boys: An American Family” and "Law & Order: SVU.”

In 2000, Rapp embarked on his music career with the release of his debut "alternative pop” album, "Look Around.” He has played gigs in clubs and colleges around the country.

Rapp has traveled extensively around the country, speaking with college and high school students about gay issues and conducting master classes with acting students.

Rapp is proud to support and continue to help raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Friends in Deed. Rapp resides in New York City.


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