Andrew Scott Rannells (born August 23, 1978) is an American actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his work as Elder Price in the 2011 Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, which earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. As a featured soloist on the musical's Original Broadway Cast Recording, he won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. His other Broadway credits include Jersey Boys and Hairspray. He most recently portrayed the title character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch replacing Neil Patrick Harris, who originated the role in the 2014 Broadway revival at the Belasco Theatre.
Rannells was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Charlotte Rannells and the late Ronald Rannells. Rannell's father had a heart attack very suddenly in 2001 when Rannells was 22. He is the fourth of five siblings, with three sisters and an older brother. His family has an Irish and Polish background.
Rannells attended Our Lady of Lourdes grade school and then Creighton Prep, an all-boys Catholic school in Omaha. His family lived in the Hanscom Park neighborhood of Omaha...
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