Andy Mientus, known primarily for his work touring for Spring Awakening and his roles Off-Broadway, is set to play the openly gay supervillain Pied Piper on CW’s The Flash. The openly gay actor, who is set to marry his partner Michael Arden, tells Variety. that he is proud to play the gay character. “I feel like I’m representing a whole community. People are excited to see this character, so it is a lot of pressure. But I’m glad they are introducing the character to the show. It’s a huge step forward, and I’m thrilled to help make that happen. It’s awesome.” But he is also nervous that he will let down die-hard fans. “The universe of The Flash has such an intense, passionate fanbase, which has existed since the ’60s… so I hope I pulled it off.”
Catch Mientus begining in January.