FOX will be broadcasting “Rent” as its next live musical on Sunday, January 27.
In a Monday afternoon press release, the network confirmed a handful of key cast members for the adaptation.
The cast includes Jordan Fisher, Tinashe, Brennin Hunt, Mario, Vanessa Hudgens, Kiersey Clemons, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Valentina. “Greatest Showman” breakout Keala Settle will also appear to deliver a special performance of “Seasons Of Love.”
Each cast member’s role is specified below.
“Rent” will air from 7-10PM ET/PT on January 27.
Kiersey Clemons as JOANNE JEFFERSON, Maureen’s girlfriend and an Ivy League-educated lawyer.
Brandon Victor Dixon as TOM COLLINS, the computer scientist who returns to New York after being expelled from MIT.
Jordan Fisher as MARK COHEN, an aspiring filmmaker, who serves as the show’s narrator, while filming the lives of his friends.
Vanessa Hudgens as MAUREEN JOHNSON, the outgoing performance artist who’s not afraid to take on the establishment.
Brennin Hunt as ROGER DAVIS, a struggling musician and Mark’s roommate and best friend.
Mario as BENJAMIN COFFIN III, Mark and Roger’s former roommate-turned-landlord, who is after their rent.
Tinashe as MIMI MARQUEZ, the dancer who struggles with addiction.
Valentina as ANGEL DUMONT SCHUNARD, a young drag queen and street percussionist who embraces life and lives it to its fullest.