See the Cast of Fox's Live 'Rent' Musical In Costume!
The new year will bring TV's next live musical event when Rent comes to Fox on Sunday, January 27, at 8pm ET. The cast for the live musical is an impressive one: High School Musical and Grease Live alum Vanessa Hudgens will play Maureen Johnson, singer Tinashe will play Mimi Marquez, Valentina from RuPaul’s Drag Race will play Angel Dumont Schunard, and Dancing With the Stars winner Jordan Fisher will play Mark Cohen. This week, with just a little over a month to go until the main event, Fox gave us our first glimpse of the actors in character. Click through to check out the cast in costume. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Jordan Fisher as Mark Cohen: You've probably already seen Fisher on Grease: Live and Dancing With the Stars/Dancing With the Stars: Juniors, and now you'll see him as the show's narrator Mark, a budding filmmaker. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Brennin Hunt as playing Roger Davis: Hunt, who previously appeared on Nashville and The X Factor, plays Roger, Mark's roommate. He's a musician looking for the inspiration to write one great song. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Tinashe as Mimi Marquez: The singer, who most recently competed on Dancing With the Stars, will play Mimi, a young dancer who struggles with addiction and lives in the same building as Mark and his roommate Roger. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Valentina as Angel Dumont Schunard: The RuPaul's Drag Race star plays Angel, a lively drag queen and street percussionist who sweeps Collins off his feet. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins: After nabbing an Emmy nomination for his sensational performance in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Dixon will now take on the role of Collins, an ex-MIT computer scientist who falls for Angel. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson: Hudgens, who previously stole the show in Fox's Grease Live (and also played Mimi in a production of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl), will take on the role of Maureen, a vivacious performance artist and Mark's ex. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Kiersey Clemons as Joanne Jefferson: The Hearts Beat Loud alum will play Joanne, an Ivy League lawyer who's dating Maureen. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
Mario as Benjamin Coffin III: The singer and Empire actor plays Mark and Roger's former friend. Benny married up and is now the guys' landlord, much to their chagrin. (Photo via Pamela Littky/Fox)
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