Cooper Grodin was born and raised on the isle of Manhattan where he attended LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts. Cooper earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and received his Master's in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He is an avid singer of all genres and an accomplished pianist, composer, and music director. Cooper starred in new national tour of The Phantom of the Opera as The Phantom. He was also an original member of the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Misérables (Combeferre), the title track in the first Asian tour of Zorro, Into the Woods (Rapunzel's Prince) at NYC's Shakespeare in the Park with music direction by Paul Gemignani, the Drama Desk nominated best revival of Golden Land, 110 in the Shade (Bill Starbuck), Grease (Danny), Les Misérables (Javert), A Little Night Music (The Count), Joseph... (Pharaoh), Carousel (Billy) at Chicago's Light Opera Works and Olney Theatre Center, Parade (Governor Slaton), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), and The Fantasticks (El Gallo). Cooper has sung numerous concerts with the New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and The American Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in the New York premiere of Grendel at City Opera directed by Julie Taymor, and Zaide as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival directed by Peter Sellars. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in Paul McCartney's Ecce Cor Meum. He can be seen in such films as Music and Lyrics and Salt and the lead in Romano's Macaroni Grill national commercial. He was awarded a Lys Syonette Award for "Outstanding Performance of an Individual Number" in the Lotte Lenya/Kurt Weill competition. His new original album It's The Little Things is now available on iTunes. Cooper is a member of Actors' Equity and is signed with About Artists Agency.