(Ensemble, Christmas Caroler, Mr. Jefferson, Pastor, u/s Benny, u/s Collins) is a theatre, dance, and musical artist from the DC/Maryland area. Alma maters include Duke Ellington School of the Arts and The University of the Arts, BFA 17′. He is happy to start his first touring experience with the 20th Anniversary RENT Tour!
(Joanne Jefferson) Favorite credits include “Rose” in Fences (WSU), and “Velma” in Crowns (Human Race Theater). With a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Wright State University, she’s thrilled to travel with this incredible show. She thanks her family for love, friends for support, and Joy Dewing Casting for this opportunity. @JasmineEasler
(Mark Cohen) is thrilled to be back on the tour after playing Gordon last year. Previous credits include 25TH ANNUAL…SPELLING BEE (Leaf), ASSASSINS (Byck), and COMPANY (Robert, nominated for an Illinois High School Musical Theatre Award). BFA in progress at NYU Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing www.sammy-ferber.com.
(Swing, u/s Roger) Trevor grew up in Minnesota, where his family has a nonprofit, backyard theatre company. He fell in love with Rent and went to NYU-Tisch, where he got to play Roger opposite Sammy (who plays Mark!). This is his first tour. Love to family, teachers, and always, to bean.
(Swing, u/s Maureen, Mimi, SOL) Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Proud Circle in the Square Theater School Alumna. Recent: Rent 20th Anniversary (Swing), Twelfth Night (Viola), Rent (Joanne), Spring Awakening (Martha), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Hairspray (Dynamite), Godspell, Hair. “Gracias” to everyone who helped in the process. To those starting, keep fighting. Follow: @phtanon
(Benny Coffin III) BFA: University of the Arts. Nat’l Tour: Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour. Favorite Regional: iLLA (NYMF), Kill Move Paradise (Interact Theatre Co.), Jungle Book (Arden Theatre Co., Mowgli u/s). I love you today. “Pray Often, Worry Not!” MarcusJohn.weebly.com
(Swing, u/s Joanne) Elated to be rejoining the touring company of RENT! Regional: Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea (Danielle), Lisa Kron’s In The Wake (Tessa), The Trip to Bountiful (Thelma). Love and gratitude to KMR, and friends and family back home. Let positivity trail you! @mslexilouyou
(Ensemble, Steve, The Waiter, Squeegee Man, u/s Mark & Roger) Happily returning to RENT because this show is far too important to me to only do it once! Proud Belmont University graduate. Favorite roles: my current role in this show, WEST SIDE STORY (Big Deal), JOSEPH NAT’L TOUR (Swing, Joseph u/s), ALL SHOOK UP (Chad), OKLAHOMA (Will Parker). IG: jordantimothylong
(Swing, u/s Angel, Dance Captain) is thrilled to join the RENT family on the road. Select regional credits: Spanish Language Premiere of In The Heights (Piragua Guy), WSS (Pepe), Priscilla…Dessert (Farrah), and more! Proud graduate of the University of California, Irvine: BFA in Music Theatre and BA in Dance Performance. IG: @felix_the_fierce
(Maureen Johnson) is over the moon to be making her national tour debut with the 20th anniversary production of RENT! She just completed her freshman year at Rider University pursuing a BFA in musical theatre. Huge thanks to her parents, family, and friends for the endless amount of support they provide.
(Ensemble, Alexi Darling, Mrs. Davis) is very excited to be part of the Rent National Tour! Her most recent credits are being a Production Cast Principal at Norwegian Cruise Lines and an equity stage performer at Walt Disney World. She would like to thank God and her family for their love and support!
(Ensemble/Mrs. Cohen, u/s Maureen & Mimi) is honored to share this art! BFA: University of Florida. National Tours: Mamma Mia! ’15-’16 & Farewell. Regional: West Side Story (Anita), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Annie (Lily St. Regis). Endless gratitude to ATB, JD Casting, & the most incredible support system! Spread Love & Light. www.yaelreich.com
(Mimi Marquez) played the first African American Cinderella in Raleigh Little Theatre’s holiday production of Cinderella and Dionne in Hair at Theatre in the Park directed by Ira David Wood. Previous show credits include Rent, Chicago, Arabian Nights at NCSU.
(Roger Davis) is thrilled to be joining the cast of RENT! Logan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA where his dream of performing changed from a hobby to a passion by 10th grade. He attended Montclair State University for a short time before leaving to try to begin his career. ^..^meow?
(Tom Collins) is a recent graduate of WPU and this is his first National Tour! He has spent the last semester working at Mill Mountain Theatre as a teaching artist. He is thrilled to join this amazing cast and would like to thank his loved ones for all the support!
(Sound Design) has worked across the country and internationally, from musicals on Broadway, London’s West End and Australia to spectacles in Las Vegas. Recent credits include: (New York) Holiday Inn (in production), Himself and Nora, The Radio City Spring Spectacular, Cabaret, Disenchanted; (Tours) Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes; (Regional) American Idiot, Hedwig And The Angry Inch
(Director) currently serves as Resident Director forThe Phantom of the Opera in London. As Director: Richard Thomas’ Wrong Songs for Christmas (National Theatre – London), Avenue Q (two UK tours and Bogota, Columbia), Wrong Songs For Summer (London), Just A Housewife (UK tour), RENT (Montreal and Far East tour), Womyn In Three, Out of the Reach of Children and Simoneat Town Hall – A Tribute to Nina Simone in New York. As Associate Director: Avenue Q (Broadway, Las Vegas, West End and US tours), RENT(Broadway and US tours), Les Miserables (US tour), Elf – The Musical (London), You Won’t Succeed on Broadway…(London) and Shrek (Broadway and US tour). As Resident Director: White Christmas and Strangers on a Train both in London’s West End, The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Tour (UK). Other credits include work on Broadway with Chicago, Exit The King, Annie Get Your Gun and Barbara Cook – Mostly Sondheim; Julie Andrew’s Gift of Music at the O2 London; the US tour and Los Angeles company of The Phantom of the Opera, and the workshops for The Book of Mormon. He has also just staged the theatrical scenes for the movie Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters.
(Original Broadway Director) Broadway credits includethe upcoming Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson’s Dear Evan Hansen, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s If/Then and Next to Normal, as well as Never Gonna Dance, Grey Gardens, and Rent. Recent work includes Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie’s War Paint at the Goodman Theatre, Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America at New York’s Signature Theater, the premiere of Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…. at the Public Theater, and The Tempest, Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet at the Public’s Delacorte. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown (10 seasons), La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theatre Center, and Trinity Rep. Work Off-Broadway includes plays and musicals at the Public Theater, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC, Signature, and the New York Theater Workshop, where he is an artistic associate. Education: B.S. Northwestern; M.F.A. UCSD.
(Set Design Adaptation) is proud to return to RENT for the 20th anniversary. As a member of IATSE Local 829 and Local 74 he has worked on project large and small around the world. Some projects include; Ring of Fire, La Boheme, Buried Child, How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying, Side Man. In the film industry he is noted for his Production designer for π(Pi), (1998 Sundance Directors Award). He has been the Director of Operations at Global Scenic Services since in fall 2007, while continuing his passion for live entertainment as the Production Manager for the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra. Outside work he enjoys fishing with his three sons, Luke, Will and Mark, and serves on the board of both his town youth soccer program and the SWD Connecticut Junior Soccer Association.
(Lighting Design) Designed the lighting for the first national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Off Broadway productions include Middle of the Night by the Keen Theater Company, The Ohmies at DRT & Playwrights Horizons, Who Is Floyd Stearn?, and Squeeze Box. John Moran’s Book of the DeadSecond Avenue at NYSF Public Theater.Re-Lights for Legally Blonde at the Star Theater in Sydney, Wicked at Universal Studios Japan, and Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses at St. Louis Rep, Missouri Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, and Hartford Stage. Associate/Assistant Broadway credits include Cabaret, Pippin, Streetcar Named Desire, Sister Act, Finian’s Rainbow, Wicked, Legally Blonde, White Christmas, and Metamorphoses. Jonathan teaches a summer Master’s program in Lighting Design at Southern Oregon University, lives in New York City, and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Visit www.JSpencerDesign.com>
(Choreographer) is the Tony Award Nominated Choreographer of RENT, Drama League Award! recipient for the Los Angeles production of RENT, and a Dora Award Nomination for the Canadian production of RENT. Her work was licensed for RENT the movie, and she is the choreographer of the CINECAST of RENT. Brown Butterfly a multimedia celebration of the life and times of Muhammad Ali “The Greatest” as Director and Choreographer. Yearby co-created the concept with Composer Craig Harris with great critical acclaim. Ms. Yearby received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for her choreography for Oedipus Plays at Washington Shakespeare Theatre in DC. A Bessie Award Recipient for her choreography on Stained written by Lisa Jones and Alva Rogers. She choreographed Shay Young Blood’s Talking Bones; Penumbra Theater MN, Rita Dove’s Darker Face of The Earth; Guthrie Theater in MN, Writer Sekou Sundiata’s Mystery of Love; American Musical Theater Festival in PA. Carl Hancock Rux’s Geneva Cottrell Waiting For The Dog To Die/Mabou Mines Director and Singing In the Womb of Angels as Director Ms. Yearby Is the founder and director of Movin’Spirits Dance Theater with commissions from Harlem Stages, Kansas Lied Center For The Performing Arts, MASS MoCa, The Exit Festival France, PS 122,The American Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out Of Doors, Kansas Lied Center, and Jacob’s Pillow. She was awarded two National College Choreography Initiatives the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Van Lier fellow, and 651 Arts Tradition and Transformation Award funded in part by the Doris Duke Foundation, BAX TEN Artists In Progress Awards, DEF Dance JAM Mentor Award. DanceHackIt- Director/Founder Lab Virtual Performance space of dancers simultaneous live streamed in The Gambia West Africa, St Lucia, Vermont, NY, BRIC Community TV Producer, She sat on the advisory board of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Currently she is developing a web platform for the creative exchange of dance, music, theater and art simultaneous global interactions streamed live. Writers Carl Hancock Rux, Laurie Carlos and composer Cooper Moore further develop Ms. Yearby’s The Beautiful/Unplugged a Performance Reality Libretto on the impact of media on the identity of an American family. She currently is in development with Aku Kadoga on her project Salt, an AfroFunk futuristic multi-media theater piece inspired by the salt mines of Detroit. She will direct a collaboration with Jazz artists Nnenna Freelon, Visual Artist Maya Freelon, and choreographer Kariamu Welsh. As an Artist Activist she champions the voices of women, helping to empower their authentic lives everywhere.
(Music Supervisor): Broadway, as Musical Director: Jonathan Larson’s “Rent,” Tom Stoppard’s “Jumpers,”, Jeanine Tesori’s ” Shrek The Musical.” Off Broadway; Patti Griffin’s “Ten Million Miles,” Stephen Schwartz’s “The Baker’s Wife.” Regional; “South Pacific” (Guthrie Theater-dir. Joe Haj) Broadway, as Composer; “Sally Marr And Her Escorts,” staring Joan Rivers. Off Broadway, Susan Lori Parks’, F***ing A.” As Arranger/Orchestrator: Broadway: “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill,” starring Audra MacDonald (also for HBO), “Rent,” “Shrek The Musical.” Film; Todd Graff’s “Camp,” Chris Columbus’ “Rent,” The Mark Pease Experience,” starring Ben Stiller and Anna Kendrick. Also, Tim has served on the board of the Jonathan Larson Foundation, which provides grants for upcoming composers and lyricists.
(Swing, u/s Collins) is pumped to be back in America and joining the cast of RENT. Jarred just finished touring Asia as ‘TJ’ in the International Cast of Sister Act. OC: Nat’l Tour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Gator in Memphis (John W. Engeman). Thank you Work Light, Mom, and God.
(Ensemble / Mr. Jefferson, Preacher, u/s Collins & Benny)
(Angel) is so thankful to be spreading love with this show! Favoritecredits include Aladdin in Disney Dreams (Disney Cruise Line) and Paul in A Chorus Line (Ithaca College). BFA in Musical Theatre, Ithaca College. Thank you to my family, friends, Hudson Artists Agency, Joy Dewing Casting, and the Rent team.
(Ensemble/Seasons of Love Soloist, Mrs. Jefferson, u/s Joanne) is thrilled to be joining the 20th Anniversary tour of RENT! Recent credits include BJ, “Smokey Joes Cafe”, “BEEHIVE” Theatre by The Sea, and Alice “Big River” The Old Castle Theatre. Alana would like to thank her brilliant cast, family and friends for their continued support! Jude 1:2
(Ensemble, Gordon, Mr. Grey, The Man, u/s Mark) National Tour debut! Recent credits include SPRING AWAKENING and I CARRY YOUR HEART (Hangar Theatre). Love to all the people. Ithaca College BFA 2017.
(Casting Director) is thrilled to join the Rent family! Casting Credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, dance companies, and about 525,600 tours! Recent tours: 42nd Street, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young), Mamma Mia!, The Wizard of Oz, and the upcoming CHEERS Live on Stage! Past tours: In the Heights, Cats, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar (starring Ted Neeley), Movin’ Out, West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can, Bring It On.
(Additional Casting) Tours: Kinky Boots, Motown, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Dreamgirls, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph… Dreamcoat and A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Othello: The Remix, Church & State, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play, Handle with Care, Triassic Parq and more! Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre, Fla.; The Engeman Theatre, N.Y.; Theatre Raleigh, N.C.; Stages St Louis, Mo.; Theatre Aspen, Colo.; Gretna Theatre, Pa.; The Arvada Center, Colo.; and Tuacahn PAC, Utah. wscasting.com.