Rent made its way to the small screen as Fox presented its broadcast of the Jonathan Larson musical January 27. The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is the third musical from the network, following Grease and A Christmas Story.
Leading the cast as the core group of bohemians were Jordan Fisher as Mark, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen, Brennin Hunt (whose injury January 26 resulted in pre-recorded footage being used for much of the broadcast) as Roger, Tinashe as Mimi, Valentina as Angel, Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, Kiersey Clemons as Joanne, and Mario as Benny.
Michael Greif, Rent's original director, returns to helm the TV version with live television director Alex Rudzinski. The producing team includes Marc Platt and Julia and Al Larson, sister and father to the late Jonathan. Bernard Telsey, who cast the original production, also returned to assemble the company for the new small-screen adaptation.
Flip through photos of the broadcast below:
Production Photos: Rent on Fox
Members of the original cast—Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Taye Diggs, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fredi Walker, and Jesse L. Martin—also made a special appearance during the broadcast.
Rounding out the ensemble are Keala Settle, who will sing the solo in "Seasons of Love," as well as Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos, Alton Fitzgerald White, Bryce Ryness, Emerson Collins, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Debra Cardona, Darius Crenshaw, Khori Petinaud, Mia DeWeese, Benjamin Rivera, Robert Roldan, Morgan Marcell, Fred Odgaard, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Hannahlei Cabanilla, Jessica Lee Keller, Lenin Fernandez Jr., Nick Lanzisera, Sasha Dominique Mallory, and Ty Wells.