Jonathan Larson

Jonathan Larson

American composer and playwright
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Jonathan Larson

Jonathan David Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American composer and playwright noted for exploring the social issues of multiculturalism, addiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of his use of these themes are found in his works Rent and Tick, Tick... Boom! He received three posthumous Tony Awards and a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the rock musical Rent.

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Full name at birth
Jonathan David Larson
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Claim to fame
Tick, Tick... Boom! (2001)
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Date of birth
4 February 1960
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Place of birth
White Plains, New York, USA
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Date of death
25 January 1996
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Age
35 (age at death)
Place of death
New York City, NY, USA
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Cause of death
Aortic dissection as a result of later-to-be-known Marfan's syndrome
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Playwright, Composer, Actor
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White Plains High School
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University
Adelphi University in Garden City, NY
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