Before ‘The Fault In Our Stars,” Ansel Elgort was star at summer camp

Before he was starring in one of the breakout movies of the summer, actor Ansel Elgort was a star at summer camp, performing in musicals at Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills.

Elgort spent seven summers at the famous performing arts summer camp in the Catskills, which inspired the 2003 film Camp and has been a stop to stardom for actors like Natalie Portman, Zach Braff, Mandy Moore and Robert Downey Jr.

One performance that’s drawn some attention on YouTube is when Elgort played Collins in a production of Rent in 2011. You can see the video below.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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