Andy Mientus Dishes On 'Les Miz' Benefit Gig, Gay 'Flash' Villain And Upcoming Wedding

February 7, 2015 1:43 PM

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Andy Mientus Dishes On 'Les Miz' Benefit Gig, Gay 'Flash' Villain And Upcoming Wedding

In many respects, Andy Mientus became a Broadway star in spite of himself. Although he can be seen as Marius in the current revival of "Les Misérables," the 28-year-old actor-singer preferred the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash over show tunes as a teen. His early turns in modern musicals like "Big River" and "Spring Awakening" allowed him to show off pop, rock and folk stylings not usually associated with live theater.

"I'm not from a musical family, we didn't go to musicals and didn't have those movies or those types of albums playing in our house," Mientus, best known for his role on NBC's Broadway dramedy "Smash," told The Huffington Post in an interview. "For a while, I thought that musicals were just a concer...

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