Darren Criss Makes Big Bucks For Broadway’s ‘How To Succeed In Business’

Becky Bain | January 23, 2012 2:00 pm

As if you weren’t already aware that Darren Criss’ star power has eclipsed most if not all of his Glee castmates: on Sunday, Darren made his final performance playing J. Pierrepont Finch in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and he proved quite a box-office hit during his three weeks on Broadway. The show earned approximately $1.3 million per week Criss took the stage, giving the musical three of its most lucrative weeks during its 11-month run.

During his final curtain call, Criss thanked the cast and crew for welcoming him to the show and how much it’s meant to him, and even teared up while saying goodbye to his time on Broadway.

Nick Jonas, who has an extensive background in musical theater in addition to pop stardom, will take Criss’ place next in the revival’s lead role originated by Lana Del Rey-supporter Daniel Radcliffe.

[Via EW Music Mix]