Jonathan Groff Sings, Charms At Westport Playhouse Event

“Hamilton” Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Jonathan Groff headlined Westport Country Playhouse’s 2017 Gala on Sept 9. Groff known for his role as King George III in “Hamilton.” as well as from his Tony nominated role in "Spring Awakening," TV's "Looking," "Glee": and film “Frozen."Groff last appeared at Westport Country Playhouse in a Script in Hand playreading of “Butterflies Are Free” with Blythe Danner in 2010.Gala proceeds will benefit the non-profit, professional producing theater, now in its 87th season - its work on stage, with schools, and throughout the community.  Westport Country Playhouse is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

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 From left, Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director; Jonathan Groff; Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist; and Michael Barker, Playhouse managing director.

From left, Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director; Jonathan Groff; Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist; and Michael Barker, Playhouse managing director.

 Ann Sheffer (right) of Westport receives the 2017 Westport Country Playhouse Leadership Award from Barbara K. Streicker, chair of the Playhouse board of trustees, at the historic theater’s 2017 Gala.

Ann Sheffer (right) of Westport receives the 2017 Westport Country Playhouse Leadership Award from Barbara K. Streicker, chair of the Playhouse board of trustees, at the historic theater’s 2017 Gala.

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Jonathan Groff serenades a young patron from the audience. All photos by Steve Walter Photo