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CBS Minnesota wrote: WE Day Draws Big Names With Inspiring Stories For Young Minnesotans
The event had some familiar speakers, like WCCO’s own Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, along with Ciara, Chelsea Clinton and Glee actor Darren Criss, who told us he volunteered as a teen in San Francisco.
“Just simple things like working in a soup kitchen,” he said, “being able to expose yourself to other kinds of lives and other people’s stories.”
”All our teenage dreams came true when the talented Darren Criss took the stage for his ridiculously good cover of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. No complaints over here!” (x) UHQ Version DCN
kailahbharath: This is one of my favourite photos I took today at #WEDay in Minnesota. Being on tour is a lot of work and a lot time away from loved ones, but there are always sweet, rewarding moments in between. Chatting with @darrencriss was a real treat. Also, I’m endlessly inspired by the young people that are the rhyme & reason behind what we do. Age should never define you. Your feelings, your dreams, and your ideas are valid now. Thanks, MN. DCN
yonathanmoya: Here’s another one from #WeDayMN when the talented @darrencriss took the stage and made all of our teenage dreams came true with his ridiculously good cover of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream! DCN
[HQ] “Darren Criss was a big hit with the WE Day crowd.” | November 3, 2015 DCN
"From Broadway with Love" Orlando benefit concert July 25, 2016.
Michael J. Moritz Jr. is periscoping the different performances at the benefit concert tonight.
Michael J. Moritz Jr. is one of the producers of the 2016 benefit recording of "What the World Needs Now is Love" (music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David). The proceeds went to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. -Broadway Records
Mr. Moritz also is one of the producers of tonight's "From Broadway with Love" Orlando benefit concert. He also provided musical direction for tonight's benefit concert. -BroadwayWorld
Here is his periscope of Darren's serenading that lucky person on stage with "Sugar Daddy." Periscope of Darren performing "Sugar Daddy" at the "From Broadway with Love" benefit concert for Orlando (via dailydarrennews)
Darren, Justin Sargent and Liz Calloway providing back-up vocals (and dancing) for Norbert Leo Butz: Periscope VIDEO: Darren performing with Norbert Leo Butz,Justin Sargent and Liz Calloway at From Broadway With Love via Michael J Moritz’s Periscope (via DarrenCrissArmy)
Some pics from tonight.
@DrPhillipsCtr: From Broadway with Love. (via DarrenCrissArmy)
HQ Darren Criss attending From Broadway With Love benefit concert in Orlando, Florida on July 25th, 2016 | darren-criss.fr (via dailydarrennews)
dailydarrennews x (Junior Theatre Festival 2016. January 17, 2016.)
Guess who did this to Darren's face?
dailydarrennews ElsieFest That’s a wrap on #JTF16! Let’s do it again! Darren will be taking over our Snapchat again @bwaycon on Friday!
revelationavenue: @weday was amazing!!!! Such an awesome and uplifting atmosphere at #wembleyarena today A big shout out to @darrencriss for rocking the stage with us today #honoured with a banging rendition of #maninthemirror - hopefully we will get to do it again soon #glee#wedayuk#revstar
(WE Day-UK. March 9, 2016.)
From WE Day-California.
And now, a gif I hereby release into the world. Thanks, Kermit The Frog (via GIPHY)
(WE Day-California. April 7, 2016.)
dailydarrennews themuppets So fun seeing my pal @DarrenCriss at @weday. You can tell by our smiles that we were filled with glee! #weday
dailydarrennews Darrencriss: Statler, Waldorf- what an honor. You lads are welcome to any balcony of any of my shows, any time. (WE Day California.)
College Signing Day
dailydarrennews darrenkey [UHQ] Darren Criss and Kat Graham at the 3rd Annual College Signing Day. (April 26, 2016)
darrenkey: [HQ] Darren Criss speaks onstage during the 3rd Annual College Signing Day at the Harlem Armory on April 26, 2016 in New York City.
itza322: michelleobama “I want you all to listen to this: These Grammy Award winners, these NBA All-Stars, these Hollywood celebrities all wanted to be a part of#CollegeSigningDay. So while you all might be in awe of us, let me tell you, we are in awe of you. We know how much work it took for you to get to this point. We know that you have been studying. We know about all those applications and essays, all those FAFSA forms you had to complete to make it to this day. We wanted to shine a big, bright light on outstanding young people like YOU!” —The First Lady celebrating#CollegeSigningDay in New York City.
Darren speaks at point 1:30.
Musicians on Call.
dailydarrennews Buy a limited edition Darren Criss Tee on Represent.com A portion of the proceeds from the sale of "I'm in Love with a Teenage Mermaid" shirts went to Musicians on Call.
dailydarrennews darrencriss Who’s in with a teenage mermaid? THIS guy. New shirt on represent.com! (June 2016)
Darren definitely had a fun week. He saw The Color Purple and Sponge Bob the Musical (haha, couldn't have seen two more different shows), went to a friend's wedding, went to the album release of Leslie Odom Jr., and visited a piano bar (Marie's Crisis?).
Pics with Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo at Leslie's album release party.
larra-belle: Leslie Odom Jr., Darren Criss and Cynthia Erivo at Leslie Odom Jr.’s album release party at The McKittrick Hotel on July 11, 2016 in New York City. via gleekto
darrenkey: [UHQ] Leslie Odom Jr., Darren Criss and Cynthia Erivo at Leslie Odom Jr.’s album release party at The McKittrick Hotel on July 11, 2016 in New York City.
A nice little twitter exchange, with Darren leading the way with his funny fanboy tweet.
Darren tweeting about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:
And it's nice to see this little twitter exchange between Harry and Darren.
Lin wrote:No, I don't know when exactly he returned. The wedding was on Friday in Massachusetts and he was spotted in LA on Tuesday, so it wasn't necessarily that quick. I just thought if he was only working on his own projects like planning Elsie and writing music right now, he might have stuck around in NYC a little and watched some shows. Maybe he has simply seen every single show currently on Broadway already. And I usually don't pay too much attention to his whereabouts, but I saw that Mia was celebrating Pride with Andy Mientus in NYC on Sunday and Darren didn't seem to be with them, so I wondered if he had somewhere else to be. Soooo really just random wishful thinking on my part!
Thanks for the clarification, Lin. I didn't really know when the wedding was, or where, so thanks for letting me know that. And I thought the same thing you did, after seeing Mia celebrating Pride with Andy Mientus in NYC, I wondered why Darren was not there with them. So of course, I started wondering if he was back in L.A., working on a project (and like you said, wondering if it was one of his non-personal projects, because working on Elsie Fest or his album could be done in NYC).
Yea, my computer lives on! Thanks guys for well wishes for my computer.
Lin wrote:I've been meaning to figure out how to embed tumblr videos, so I'll just try that now... (Ok, this works for me, but you might need to allow html in your preferences first to see the videos, so I'm putting them under a spoiler tag. Please let me know if it's working for you!)
Wow, Lin, so cool that you figured out how to embed non-youtube videos here. If it's not too much trouble, do you mind posting a lesson on how you did it in this Topic/thread? Some General Instructions of How to Use this Site Thank you in advance, Lin!
I love seeing Darren perform at his friend's wedding. He sounds good. Thanks again, Lin, for posting those videos and also the lovely pics!
One more wedding-related pic, with a nice message. Darren looks cute in the pic. She looks lovely.
[b]The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl, June 6, 2016[/b]
Videos (June 6 performance)
"If Only" with Jodi Benson, Darren Criss, Norm Lewis Lewis, Tituss Burgess (June 6, 2016)
"Her Voice," June 6, 2016
From @DarrenArmy, this PopSugar article has a video of every song performed in The Little Mermaid Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: Every Single Magical Performance From the Little Mermaid's Live Concert (PopSugar.com)
Videos From dailydarrennews (June 6 performance):
Nice video clip (1 minute long) of "Her Voice" dailydarrennews (Video. Her Voice. 6/6/16) "[b]brentisbored: @darrencriss’ final performance as Prince Eric 6/6/2016 #littlemermaidlive"
A very cool compilation of snapchats, includes Darren singing "Her Voice," "If Only," and backstage video of Darren and John Stamos listening to Susan Egan and Brad Kane singing (A Whole New World), and a funny backstage moment between Rebel and and Darren. dailydarrennews (Video Compilation) [b]Snapchat compilation of Darren at the Little Mermaid Live - June 6, 2016 [From Perez Hilton, John Stamos, Rebel Wilson, Disney Examiner, Disney Music, Ashley Sutherland-Winch] [/b]
Cute video of Darren dancing with Jodi Benson at curtain call, singing Under the Sea. dailydarrennews (Video, Jodi Benson and Darren dancing. by ahhelga) [b]ahhelga: "Last night, at The Little Mermaid show, which was A-MAZ-ING (esp. from where I was sitting), Darren started doing a little jig at the end with Jodi Benson. It was too, too cute." [/b]
Another video of Darren dancing at curtain call to Under the Sea dailydarrennews (Video-Darren dancing at curtain call. lucy8675309: "Hollywood Bowl final bows"
[size=13]Video of Darren with fans at The Little Mermaid after party. It gives you a look at how beautiful the setting was. dailydarrennews (Video- Darren at the after party) [/size][size=13]"allenwaiserman: WHEN DARREN CRISS ASKS TO TAKE A SELFIE WITH YOUR FRIEND @iolaninani. @mayrel_lani & I DIED" [/size]
Videos From @DarrenArmy:
Ok, another adorable video of Darren dancing briefly with Jodi at curtain call, singing "Under the Sea." Source (Video)
Someone tweeted that Max Adler was at The Little Mermaid tonight (June 6). Max has been such a wonderfully supportive friend. Source (with Photo): "I did meet Max Adler #littlemermaidlive#gleefans supporting @DarrenCriss tonight"
Tweet from Georgia King, who was on Ryan Murphy's The New Normal TV show. She's been very supportive of Darren. She went to see him in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway DCN: (photo)
Note: Susan Egan played Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast (for which she was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award). She also was the voice of Megara in the animated film, Hercules.
For the June 6 performance, Susan Egan will open the night, along with Brad Kane (who was the singing voice of Aladdin in the film). ohmydisney
dailydarrennews fallenjunkie: Darren and John Stamos backstage at The Little Mermaid via Ashley Sutherland-Winch’s Snapchat
dailydarrennews brentonchase: Darren Criss June 6, 2016 Little Mermaid final performance
Cute pic of Darren dancing with Jodi Benson
The Little Mermaid Live - June 6, 2016, 2016 Source
dailydarrennews "@ericspiderbrady: @DarrenCriss and @thejodibenson knocked it out of the park last night!!! #LittleMermaidLIVE"
Note: This pic (above) is from Christopher D. Barnes, who played the voice of Prince Eric in the animated film, The Little Mermaid. How very cool!
Photos with Fans (June 6, 2016)
I don't post all of the photos of Darren with fans. I usually pick photos that I find interesting or striking, or with nice or interesting message.
This is an exceptionally cute photo of Darren with a fan. He looks so euphoric (of course he is, he's about to sing with the original Ariel, Jodi Benson!).
dailydarrennews "Kelsey Rose @DarrenCriss love u boo favorite human being"
Another photo with Christopher D. Barnes, who played the voice of Prince Eric in the animated film, The Little Mermaid.
X "It happened again! Thanks, @DarrenCriss for being so amazing. Perfect end to my trip to L.A."
X "This picture is actually my favorite. We were trying to figure out if my friend took the picture. @DarrenCriss"
dailydarrennews tessantoniuk "This. Is Darren Criss. I am so incredibly happy I finally got to meet him. He is so talented, funny and just a generally amazing human. Thank you for tonight. #purebliss#tesrahtakesla"
[b]rcwood123:[/b] "This incredibly talented guy made this weekend a blast @darrencriss and his whole team is amazing"
I posted this pic, to show how good-natured Darren is, humoring his fans.
@tess_antoniuk: "Dog selfies with @DarrenCriss last night cuz he makes an adorable puppy "
taylor.bragg: if only you guys knew what happened right before this photo was taken @darrencriss @tay_bragg: @DarrenCriss aka pretty much the nicest person I’ve ever met. thanks for being so cool this weekend
More pics of Darren with fans at the Da Man Anniversary Celebration in Indonesia. There are many more pics at dailydarrennews. I just wanted to post some of the pics that I liked, many of which had some nice messages.
With the super nice @DarrenCriss#DAMAN9th#DarrenCriss Source
WHAWHAWHA LAST NIGHT WAS UNBELIEVABLE I MET BLAINE IN PERSON
Thank you @darrencriss, you're so humble and super kind. Am a big fan of ya!
iaszzWhoa! Met the gorgeous @darrencriss last night! As one of the #gleeks , this opportunity is one in a lifetime moment! I thank @daman_magazine for this precious time and of course @tantodjuhartono for the invit
[size=13]Some nice pics of Darren:
[/size] [UHQ] Darren Criss at DaMan Magazine’s 9th Anniversary Party | source
HQ | Darren Criss at DaMan’s Anniversary Party on May 11th, 2016 | source
[b]putriarstr: Thanks Lord, It was unbelievable to met my teenage dream @darrencriss after doing my flight. Im a big fan of you! so warm and humble plus very kind to taking this selfie for me. Best of luck for you Blaine! #Gleeks#blessedbeyondword
ronaldliem: At @daman_magazine anniversary party with our special guest @darrencriss and our event partner @irwanmussry . Thank you Darren for joining us all the way from LA and to Irwan who had been a friend and supporter to #damanmagazine from day one
Some pics with others attending who met Darren and their nice comments:
[b]ciscabecker:[/b] Tonight I got to lock eyes and chat with Darren Criss, aka Blaine Anderson! I was trying so hard to keep my inner Gleek from bursting out and going all fan-girl batshit crazy on him. Of course I failed miserably. #blaineanderson#gleek#DaMan9th
Ron: “Hey Darren, oh my God sorry I’m shaking right now. I’m a fan. But let me begin the interview first before I ask you to sign for me,” Darren: “Ow, thank you! It’s fine!” For a split second I can’t believe this is actually happening. I’m interviewing Darren Criss! Glee star, Broadway actor, singer, composer, Emmy Awards winner! | Source
And I remember photographer Mitchell McCormack for the Da Man Photoshoot long ago.
dramaprincess: Today’s lunch buddies! @ronaldliem @mitchellmccormack @darrencriss - what a treat to spend time with you guys today! See you soon at the @daman_magazine #anniversary#party ! #daman9th co-hosted by @intimestore and @tudorwatch