Jonathan Larson

American composer and playwright (1960-1996)

Jonathan David Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American composer, lyricist, and playwright. Most of his works talked about homosexuality and homophobia. His best known works were Rent and Tick, Tick... Boom! He won three posthumous Tony Awards and a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Rent.

Jonathan Larson
BornJonathan David Larson
(1960-02-04)February 4, 1960
White Plains, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 25, 1996(1996-01-25) (aged 35)
New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Composer
  • lyricist
  • playwright
Alma materAdelphi University
Notable works
Notable awards

Larson died on January 25, 1996 in New York City from an aortic dissection at the age of 35.[1]

References change

  1. Van Gelder, Lawrence (December 13, 1996). "On the Eve of a New Life, an Untimely Death". The New York Times. Retrieved July 17, 2008.