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Photos Photos: Jonathan Groff Joins the Walls of Sardi's

Groff, currently Tony nominated for his performance in the Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along, was joined by "old friends" for his portrait unveiling.

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Jonathan Groff, currently starring—and Tony nominated for his performance—as Franklin Shepard in the Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along, was honored with a Sardi's caricature May 21. 

Special guests including the company of Merrily We Roll Along, Lea Michele, Phillipa Soo, Patina Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin, Brian d'Arcy James, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and more were on hand for the celebration, and Sutton Foster gave a speech in Groff's honor. 

Check out photos from the portrait unveiling below.

Photos: Jonathan Groff's Old Friends Celebrate Sardi's Caricature Unveiling

Groff made his Broadway debut in 2005 as an understudy, swing, and dance captain in Joseph BrooksIn My Life. The following year, he originated the role of Melchior in Spring Awakening on Broadway, which earned him his first Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. 

After departing Spring Awakening in 2008, Groff performed in a multitude of projects Off-Broadway, on TV, and in film, notably appearing as recurring guest star Jesse St. James in Glee, voicing Kristoff in Disney's 2013 film Frozen, playing Craig Donner in Ryan Murphy's 2014 film adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, and starring as the original Seymour in the long-running 2019 Off-Broadway Little Shop of Horrors revival. 

Groff stepped into the role of King George III in Hamilton at The Public Theater in 2015, succeeding Brian d'Arcy James. Groff reprised his role for the musical's Broadway transfer, remaining with the production through April 2016. He received his second Tony nomination for his performance, this time for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his performance in the stage recording released on Disney+. 

Groff starred as Franklin Shepard in the 2022 New York Theatre Workshop revival of Merrily We Roll Along before transferring with the production to Broadway. 

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