After Glee‘s end, Criss stuck with Murphy, portraying serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the second season of American Crime Story. The role won him a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. In 2020, he dropped his own show, called Royalties, on the now-defunct streamer Quibi (Roku has since bought the rights to Quibi’s programming). He led Murphy’s period drama Hollywood on Netflix the same year.
He also cofounded music festival Elsie Fest, which features Broadway and pop stars. He led Broadway productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and will return to the Great White Way in March 2022 for American Buffalo.
In 2017, he released his second solo EP, Homework. The following year, he went on a joint tour with Michele. He released his Christmas album, A Very Darren Christmas, in 2021. Criss and longtime love Mia Swier tied the knot in 2019 and announced the producer’s pregnancy in 2021. They welcomed daughter Bluesy Bell in March 2022.Back to top