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Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson

Class of 1978

Jonathan Larson
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Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American composer who lived in New York City and authored musicals, including Rent and Tick, Tick... BOOM!. These musicals tackle serious issues such as multiculturalism, addiction, homophobia, and the AIDS epidemic. His artistic vision and goal was to fuse Generation X and the MTV Generation with the world of musical theatre in his work. This mission was somewhat accomplished by his magnum opus, Rent, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won four Tony Awards.
1 Biography
2 Early works
3 Rent and Death
4 Legacy
5 External links

Jonathan Larson was born in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County to a Jewish family. He was exposed to the performing arts, especially music and theatre from an early age, as he played the trumpet and tuba in his high school band, was involved in his school's choir, and took formal piano lessons. His early musical influences were rock musicians such as Elton John, The Who, and Billy Joel, as well as the classic composers of musical theatre, especially Stephen Sondheim. Larson was also involved in acting in high school, performing in lead roles in various productions at White Plains High School.

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