HOW JONATHAN GROFF FELL FOR THEATER

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Broadway star and Glee guest star Jonathan Groff fell in love with musicals at the age of ten and immediately abandoned his trumpet hobby to pursue a career on the stage.The singer/actor was a keen horn player as a boy,... 000_001_788_jonathangroff

Broadway star and Glee guest star Jonathan Groff fell in love with musicals at the age of ten and immediately abandoned his trumpet hobby to pursue a career on the stage.

The singer/actor was a keen horn player as a boy, and teachers hoped he would work towards a permanent place in an orchestra.

It just took a school trip to see classic musical Annie Get Your Gun in 1995 had a profound effect on Groff and he vowed to become an actor instead.

He tells Vogue, "I was sitting in the audience and the intermission came and I couldn't believe there was a second act. I mean, it was too good to be true. From that point on, I was a total theater geek. I played the trumpet, and I remember my teacher coming over to me and saying, ';Some day you're going to be in that pit playing the trumpet.' And I thought to myself, ';Oh no, no, no – I'll be on the stage.' I just had this instinct that that's how it was going to go down."

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