It’s common knowledge that Jonathan Larson’s musical RENT defied the traditional Broadway sound and sparked the interest of performers and audience members across the world. On this latest episode of The Ensemblist, Nikka and Mo interview two performers and a member of the creative team who were part of the RENT phenomenon. Guests Robin De Jesus, Tracy McDowell, and Tim Weil provide insight into the various stages of the show, from its initial run at New York Theatre Workshop to the final performance on Broadway. Having worked on the Broadway production of RENT at different times, each guest shares the highlights of their memories with the show, and how being part of the RENT family is something to treasure forever.
Robin De Jesus (La Cage aux Folles, In The Heights, RENT)
Tracy McDowell (Motown, RENT)
Tim Weil (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Shrek the Musical, Jumpers, RENT, Sally Marr...and Her Escorts)