What Was Jonathan Larson’s Height at the Time of His Death?

Jonathan Larson’s height while alive was 5 feet 8 inches (172cm or 1.7m), and he weighed 60 kg. The American lyricist, composer, and playwright had a slender body shape that sat well with his height, suffice to say that the composer has a perfect physique that suits his looks.

Jonathan is renowned for writing the musical Rent, Tick, Tick…boom!. His musicals address societal themes such as addiction, homophobia, multiculturalism, enslavement, etc. His musicals were a means through which he reached his world before his untimely demise on January 25, 1996.

Jonathan David Larson’s Bio

  • AGE: 54 Years Old
  • BIRTHDAY: February 4, 1960
  • BIRTHPLACE: White Plains, New York, United States
  • BIRTH SIGN: Scorpio 
  • ETHNICITY: Mixed
  • FATHER: Allan Larson (father)
  • MOTHER: Nanette Larson (nee Notarius)
  • SIBLINGS: Julie Larson (sister)
  • HEIGHT: 5 feet 8 inches 
  • WEIGHT: 60 kg (121 lbs)
  • HAIR COLOR: Black
  • EYE COLOR: Black

How Tall was Jonathan Larson During His Life Trajectory?

Jonathan David Larson was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed approximately 60 kg (121 lbs) while he was alive. He was endowed with just the perfect body to fit his body stature, however, there are no records of his body measurements, biceps, and shoe size.

Prior to his death, Jonathan appeared to be healthy aside from the fact that he was reportedly having chest pain and nausea, which didn’t take a toll on his physique or height.

Jonathan David Larson was born in White Plains, New York, USA, on February 4, 1960, to Nanette Larson and Allan Larson. He attended the White Plains High School and would later attend Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. In 1982, Jonathan graduated from college with a bachelor of fine art degree.

He was an American composer and playwright who rose to prominence with his work which was renowned for exploring societal themes. His works such as “Rents” still hold water to date as he has been given numerous posthumous awards.

Jonathan Larson’s Height Compared with Some Well-Known Composers and Actors

Jonathan Larson, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall, may not be considered so tall when compared to his colleagues who are composers.

Jonathan Larson’s Height vs Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda stands at an amazing height of 5 feet 9 inches, 170 in centimeters, and 1.70 in meters. He weighs approximately 75 kg. Thus, it is safe to say that Lin-Manuel Miranda is taller than Jonathan Larson by 1 inch. Although there are slight differences between the two composers, Miranda is more in height than Larson.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (born on January 16, 1980) is an American songwriter, singer, actor, playwright, and filmmaker. He is famous for making the Broadway musical Hamilton, he also created the soundtrack of Disney Encanto.

Jonathan Larson’s Height Appeared to Be the Same as Stephen Stondheim’s

During his life trajectory, Stephen Stondheim stood at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.79 meters). He weighs approximately 70 kg. Stephen, who died at the age of 91 at his home in Roxbury, was 2 inches taller than Jonathan Larson.

Stephen Stondheim (born on March 22, 1930) in the United States, is a famous musical theater composer and lyricist. He is best known for his works such as Gypsy, west side story, Sweeney Todd, and Into the woods.

Todd Robinson’s Height Compared to Jonathan Larson’s Height Would Have Been 3 Inches Taller

Todd Robinson stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80 meters) which made him 3 inches taller than Jonathan Larson. Todd Robinson (born on November 28, 1969) in Cody, Wyoming is an American actor. He is renowned for his role in movies like The Last Samurai, Perfect Storm, Want More About Him? Etc.

Jonathan Larson and Elton John Would Have Been the Same Height

Elton John, the British singer, composer, and piano maestro, stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches. If Jonathan Larson were to be alive now, the duo would have stood at exactly the same height. However, Elton would have been the heavier of the two as his “fittest” has been given as 74kg, and at other times he weighed as much as 87kg. Jonathan on the other hand had a body mass of 60kg while he lived.

Jonathan Larson’s Height vs Andrew Garfield’s Height

Andrew Garfield, who played the character of Jonathan Larson in the film Tick, Tick … Boom!, stands at a height 5 feet 10 inches or the equivalent of 1.55m or 155cm. At this height, it means that he would have stood at least 2 inches taller than Jonathan Larson if the late composer were to be alive today.

Regarding the film where he brought Larson’s character back to life, Andrew described playing the role as a strange yet magical cosmic experience for him. The film tells the story of Jonathan’s early days in New York City as an aspiring composer who kept wondering whether he had gone down the wrong path in his music career.

Jonathan Larson Died in His Home in 1996

Ten day days before his 36th birthday, in the early hours of January 25, 1996, Jonathan was found dead in his apartment. His body was found on the kitchen floor by 3:00 am by his roommate, Jonathan was reportedly boiling hot water for tea before his death. An autopsy report determined that he died of an aortic dissection. He had suffered from chest pain and shortness of breath a few days before his death.

However, the result of the chest x-ray conducted on him showed no signs of aortic dissection. This further proves that Jonathan was misdiagnosed and may still be alive if he got the proper diagnosis and treated with cardiac surgery. It was rumored that Jonathan had undiagnosed Marfan syndrome. Be that as it may, it has been many years since his demise, but the world has not forgotten him and perhaps won’t do so for a long time.

The Jonathan Larson Grant

Jonathan Larson attained a great height before his demise in 1996. Jonathan had, through his works, immortalized his name. The Jonathan Larson Grant was initiated to support young and upcoming artists to reach out to their artistic assiduous. This is awarded to lyricists, musical theater composers, etc, who are yet to commence their careers.

In 2019, “The Jonathan Larson Project” was initiated to fund upcoming youth with the necessary funds needed to reach their individual dreams.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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