Spring Awakening's Groff to Appear on "One Life to Live"

News   Spring Awakening's Groff to Appear on "One Life to Live" Jonathan Groff, who plays the lead role of Melchior in Spring Awakening, will star on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live" in the recurring role of Henry beginning April 18.

"One Life to Live" airs in the metropolitan area on WABC-TV, Channel 7 from 2-3 PM; check local listings.

Groff previously appeared on Broadway in In My Life. His touring and regional credits include The Sound of Music (Rolf), Fame (Nick Piazza), Bat Boy (Bat Boy) and Honk! (Ugly).

Spring Awakening has music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics and book by Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by Bill T. Jones. The musical is based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play, which was scandalous in its day for addressing sex, violence and suicide.

Two actors play all the adult roles, and the others in the ensemble cast plays teenagers. Groff and Lea Michele play the lead roles of two teens drawn to each other in a world where parents, ministers and teachers create an atmosphere of shame, silence and ignorance.

Spring Awakening began previews at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Nov. 16, 2006, and opened Dec. 10, 2006. Its world premiere was Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, where it opened June 15, 2006. The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is at 230 West 49th Street. For more information on the show visit springawakening.com.