Andrew Rannells (Andrew Scott Rannells) is best recognized for “The Tony Award” nomination for Best Leading Actor for his role as Elder Price in the 2011 Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. As a featured soloist on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the show, he was awarded the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. His more Broadway credits consist of Jersey Boys and Hairspray.
From 2001 to 2004, he worked for 4Kids Entertainment, an animation production business in New York City, where his voice-over work in Omaha suited him well. In addition, he directed the video games Kirby and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Andrew Rannells has provided his voice for some animated shows and video games for kids on 4Kids and DiC, including the Yu-Gi-Oh! Andrew Rannells participated in various regional theatrical shows, including The Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Miss Saigon, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, before landing his first Broadway role.
For his performance as The Hedwig at “Zachary Scott Theater Center” in Texas in 2002, Andrew Rannells was nominated for and won the B. Iden Payne Awards for best actor and actress in a musical in September 2002. These awards recognize exceptional achievements in Austin theater. In 2006, he landed the part of Link Larkin in the Hairspray Broadway musical. It was his first Broadway performance, which he views as his big break. Rannells subsequently performed at regional venues.
“The Book of Mormon” was written by South Park founders Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and Andrew Rannells originated the part of Elder Price. He was awarded the Grammy for Best Show Theater Album for his performance on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the musical. His final appearance was on June 10, 2012.
In the 2012 film Bachelorette, Rannells portrayed a stripper, and in the 2012–13 television series The New Normal, he played the main character named Bryan Collins.
Andrew Rannells Hasn’t Said Anything
Andrew Rannells has gained weight, which is the most recent rumor surrounding him. We do not know why and how he gained weight because he has not discussed it in detail, but some of his admirers and followers cannot stop talking about it.
According to what fans and followers have observed, Andrew Rannells rapidly increased weight. Still, they anticipated it since it was only a matter of time before he displayed his larger physique in 2020. People discussed him then, and they continue to do so now.
Regarding the events of 2020, the actor appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s program when everyone noted that he had gained weight. It wasn’t much, yet it elicited powerful responses from individuals. They believe he must have gained at least 40 pounds based on his ‘big stomach in a slim suit’ Some speculated that his relationship must have ended, and hence he must have been “nursing his anguish at the buffet.”
Nonetheless, several defended him and criticized those who made an excessive fuss about Andrew Rannells’ weight increase. They stated that it was absurd that people were treating him as if he had grown to James Corden’s size, although he appeared normal. (Not that Corden deserves such treatment.) They reasoned that because he finally found someone to settle down with, he must be happy and at ease with himself, so he let go.
Some of them commented that he appeared to have gained weight because his outfit was tighter than before. They felt sorry for him since his weight varied so frequently.
Now, two years later, nothing appears to have changed; if anything, Andrew Rannells appears even larger than he did. He did not go on a diet since he was extremely overweight, which once again elicited strong emotions from the public. This time, more individuals criticized him for allowing himself to behave in such a manner.
Some commenters questioned whether Andrew Rannells was auditioning for The Whale because it appeared that there was enough of him for two roles. Others believed that the weight gain was not accidental and that he had done it on purpose for a part he may be playing. As he was too shallow and vain, he was deemed incapable of suddenly gaining such a substantial amount of weight unless it was for a part.