Can Andrew Rannells write a book as popular as The Book of Mormon?
Crown Archetype has announced that it will publish a memoir by the Girls star in the spring of 2019. As yet untitled, the book will follow the 39-year-old actor’s journey from Omaha to Hollywood.
EW exclusively reports that Rannells’ book will “feature his trademark wit, in an alternately candid and moving account of growing up gay in the Midwest and struggling through the hellish experiences of dinner theater and embarrassing auditions.”
“This is by far the most personal project I have ever worked on,” says Rannells in a statement. “Being an author has always been a dream of mine and I am incredibly honored to be given this opportunity. I am excited to share these stories and I will try my absolute best not to embarrass my family. Too badly.”
Crown Archetype senior editor Matt Inman calls Rannells “a true quadruple threat, possessing a writing talent that matches his well-established skill as an actor, singer, and performer. His story will resonate with anyone who has chased a dream against all odds, and at times, all reason.”
“But it is his insight into the ways we shape our lives and identities in our 20s—the pasts we leave behind, the new homes we make, the makeshift families we create, and the passions we won’t let anyone extinguish—that will linger with readers long after this book ends.”
Rannells, who is set to star in the upcoming Amazon series The Romanoffs, will appear with Jane Lynch in next week’s episode of Will & Grace as a counselor at a conversion therapy camp.
A Tony nominee for his work in The Book of Mormon and Falsettos, he also starred on Broadway in the musicals Hairspray, Hamilton, Jersey Boys, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.