Jonathan Groff explains in a new
interview with gay glossy Out that he was not “yanked out of
The 27-year-old Groff originated the
role of Melchior Gabor in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening.
He also plays Jesse St. James in the Fox musical-comedy Glee.
Groff portrays Ian Todd in the second
season of premium cabler Starz's Boss.
During the 2010 National Equality March
in Washington, D.C., Groff told a reporter for Broadway.com that he
is “gay and proud.”
“I just told her,” Groff said. “I
sort of always knew, in the back of my mind, that when the moment
arrived for me to come out, I would. I wasn't yanked out of the
“When I came out, people said it may
have a negative effect on my career, and that's definitely something
I thought about before I did it. But I don't hold that belief. I
just go on my auditions and plug away as I normally would. At the
end of my career, I can look back and ask, 'Well, did it, or didn't
it?' But at the moment, I just have to move forward and hope that
people will follow my actions.”
added that his Boss character would “sleep with anyone –
men or women – to advance in the political world.”