PHOTO CALL: Jonathan Groff Sings Sondheim, Britney Spears, "Amish Paradise" and More at Get Back Benefit Concert

By Matthew Blank
02 Dec 2013

Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff performed a one-night-only benefit concert for the 52nd Street Project Nov. 24 in New York City.

Titled Get Back, the Spring Awakening and "Glee" star took the stage at 7 PM for the concert at the Five Angels Theater that drew inspiration from his childhood. Musical direction is by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.

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Groff mashed up Britney Spears and Stephen Sondheim
Photo by Stephanie Berger

According to the 52nd Street Project, "Revisit that time of wild imagination, dress-up, sibling rivalry and humiliating home videos – you know, childhood… It's an evening of songs and reminiscences about the Broadway/TV/film star's 'let's put on a show in the barn' past."

Groff, who received a Tony nomination for his performance as radical teenager Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening, was also seen on Broadway in In My Life. He most recently appeared on the New York stage in The Submission and played the character of Jesse St. James on "Glee." His upcoming screen appearances include the HBO series "Looking" and the film of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. He will also be part of the 2014 American Songbook Series at the Allen Room.