Emmy-nominated Darren Criss will perform at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, December 15.
Earlier this year, Criss debuted his indie-pop band Computer Games along with his brother Chuck Criss. Their first album, Lost Boys Life EP, which features 4 songs written by the duo, quickly became a fan favorite and debuted to rave reviews. The lead single “Every Single Night” debuted at #2 on Billboard’s “Hot Singles” chart and landed on their various lists including “50 Best Songs of 2017 So Far,” “20 Awesome Pop Songs From 2017's First Half You Might Have Missed,” “10 Great Pop Songs From March You Might've Missed” and deemed one of the best moments at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Teen Vogue labeled the album as “an indie-filled gem filled with plenty of 80s pop inspiration and a dash of true DIY sensibility,” while Entertainment Weekly described their sound as “a funky blast to the past in the spirit of some of the grooviest ’80s superstar.”
In addition to his music endeavors, Criss is currently in production for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He will be portraying the role of Andrew Cunanan in Ryan Murphy’s award-winning franchise American Crime Story set to premiere in January 2018. He alongside his co-stars Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez and Ricky Martin were recently featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Last fall Criss returned to Broadway in his critically-acclaimed performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which kicked off the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival’s national tour. The New York Times touted Criss as “mesmerizing” when he first stepped into the title role on Broadway in 2015. Criss made his Broadway debut in January of 2012 as J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. With Criss at the helm, the revival made just under $4 million, which proved to be the most lucrative three weeks of its 11-month run. Criss is also the founder of New York City’s first showtunes music festival, Elsie Fest.
Criss is best known for playing Blaine Anderson on FOX’s global phenomenon Glee. He received an Emmy Award nomination in 2015 for best original music and lyrics for the song “This Time,” which appeared in the episode titled “Dreams Come True.” As a member of the cast, he was also nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Criss’ previous credits include Girl Most Likely, American Horror Story, Web Therapy and Eastwick.
- Friday, Dec 15 Globe Theatre