All the Roles That Could’ve Gone to Darren Criss… But Didn’t in the Long Run

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ICYMI, Darren Criss won his first Emmy Award earlier this week! Yes, the 31-year-old Glee alum snagged the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. “Oh my god, you guys are witnessing the most extraordinary moment of my life thus far,” he said as he accepted the gold statue.

With his newfound success, we don’t anticipate him losing out on many roles in the near future… but that doesn’t mean he has a 100% track record. In fact, there are more than a handful of parts on TV, in movies and even on Broadway that could’ve gone to Darren Criss… but didn’t in the long run. Here are some of the best examples: