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For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of artists and friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. It has become more than a musical – it’s a cultural touchstone, a rite of passage and a source of joy and strength for millions. RENT has become a part of us forever. Whether you’ve never seen RENT or have completely lost count, you can’t miss it this time around – the 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your FINAL CHANCE to experience this celebrated touring production.


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  • Zare Anguay

    Zare Anguay

    Ensemble, Paul, u/s Angel, u/s Benny

  • Coleman Cummings

    Coleman Cummings

    Roger Davis

  • Juan Espinal

    Juan Luis Espinal

    Benjamin Coffin III

  • Rayla Garske

    Rayla Garske

    Ensemble, Mrs. Jefferson, SOL, u/s Joanne

  • Lexi Greene

    Lexi Greene

    Ensemble, Mrs. Cohen, u/s Maureen

  • Shafiq Hicks

    Shafiq Hicks

    Tom Collins

  • Ysabel Jasa

    Ysabel Jasa

    Ensemble, Alexi Darling, Mrs. Davis, u/s Joanne

  • Cody Jenkins

    Cody Jenkins

    Mark Cohen

  • Caira Asante Lakota


    Swing, u/s Mimi, u/s Maureen

  • Stephen Rochet

    Stephen Rochet Lopez

    Ensemble, Gordon, u/s Roger, u/s Mark

  • Samantha Mbolekwa

    Samantha Mbolekwa

    Joanne Jefferson

  • Carlina Parker


    Swing, u/s Mimi, u/s Joanne

  • James Schoppe tank


    Ensemble, Steve, u/s Angel, Dance Captain

  • Aiyana Smash


    Mimi Marquez

  • JasonTyler Smith


    Swing, u/s Benny, u/s Collins, Assistant Dance Captain

  • Samantha Souza


    Swing, u/s Mark

  • Deri'Andra Tucker


    Maureen Johnson

  • Joshua Tavares


    Angel Schunard

  • La’Darreun J. Taylor


    Ensemble, Mr. Jefferson, Preacher, u/s Collins

  • Sam Van Vleet


    Swing, u/s Roger

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    Michael Greif

    Original Broadway Director

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    Evan Ensign


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    Marlies Yearby


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    Music Supervisor

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    Angela Wendt

    Costume Designer

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    Paul Clay

    Set Design

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    Matthew Maraffi

    Set Design Adaptation

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    Sound Design

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    Jonathan Spencer

    Lighting Design

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    Wojcik | Seay Casting



DevinRe Adams

(Ensemble, Paul, u/s Angel, u/s Benny) Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Zare Anguay makes his professional debut in this production of Rent! He sends his deepest aloha to all that have helped him get to this moment: Mom, Dad, my 3 brothers and 5 sisters, Mr. Bright, Marcelo, Allan, and family and friends. God bless!


Jasmine Lawrence

(Mrs. Jefferson, SOL) Thrilled to be joining the cast of Rent in her professional debute as Seasons of Love Soloist in her first national tour. BFA Graduate from AMDA College. Regional: (Dynamite) in PVPA’s Hairspray Film: (Diana) Playing With Beethoven. Sending love to, her team at KMR, friends and family. @raylagarske


Logan Marks

(Tom Collins) is from Philadelphia and studies voice at Temple University. This is his first tour. As a vocalist, he has sung background for Estelle, Andrea Bocelli and Aretha Franklin. Theatre credits include Songs for a New World (Man 2), Pippin (Charles), The Wiz (Lion), 25th Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney).


Lyndie Moe

(Ensemble, Gordon, u/s Roger, u/s Mark) National Tour: Rock of Ages 10th anniversary Regional Favorites: Nine, Into the Woods, Sister Act, Joseph…Technicolor Dreamcoat. BFA, UCF. All the love to Wojcik Seay and the RENT team! Instagram: @stephenrochet


Benjamin Moore

(Swing, u/s Mimi, u/s Maureen) is ecstatic to be part of Rent as her first National/International Tour. Most recently, she travelled the world singing onboard Celebrity Cruise Line ships. She wants to thank her family and friends, Sean Matthew Whiteford, Wojcik|Seay Casting, and the entire Rent Tour team. @cairaasantelakota



(Ensemble, Alexi Darling, Mrs. Davis, u/s Joanne) {she/them} is thankful to be joining the Rent family! Select credits: A Chorus Line (China Premier), Wig Out! (Nom. Helen Hayes Best Choreo), Henry VI (Asst. Fight Choreo, Nom. Drama Desk). Thanks to Wojcik|Seay Casting & Gregg. Love to Mom, Pop, Paolo & Angelo. BFA NSB, NYU/Tisch. @yzjasa


Jasmine Overbaugh

(Joanne Jefferson) is a proud Canadian making her International/ National Tour debut with Rent! Samantha trained at The Young Americans College of Performing Arts. After a year at sea with NCL, Samantha began performing at Disneyland. “Thank you to Wojcik/Seay Casting, Pantera/Murphy The Agency, family and friends, and my hubby, Jimmy!”


(Benny) Excited to be revisiting “Benny” after playing the role in Spanish in his home country, The Dominican Republic. Helen Hayes Awards nominee (Usnavi, In the Heights). “This goes to my family; my boyfriend; to my amazing agents at Avalon Artist Group and to you for sharing you love with us!”


Tori Palin

(Swing, u/s Mimi, u/s Joanne) is proud and filled with gratitude to part of this show. A Belmont University Alum, credits include Mamma Mia! (Lisa) at Broadway Sacramento, and the National Tours of Mamma Mia! and Rock of Ages. “I’m nothing without those who’ve supported and loved me. Thank you!” Instagram: @carlina_parker


Sean Ryan

(Mimi Marquez) makes her national tour debut in Rent. Aiyana is a graduate of The Institute for American Musical Theatre and is a singer/songwriter and musician who has performed throughout New York City. She’s delighted to be playing the role of Mimi Marquez.


James Schoppe tank

(Ensemble, Steve, u/s Angel, Dance Captain) is stoked to be back on the road for another 525,600 minutes. Regional: Signature Theatre (Diner), Palace Theatre (A Chorus Line), Virginia Repertory (In the Heights), Short North Stages (Kiss…Spider Woman). B.F.A. Musical Theater, Shenandoah Conservatory, “Thanks to family, Gregg Baker Management, Work Light Productions, and the Creative Team for their support and encouragement.” ScorpioPower;-) @JASchoppe



(Swing, u/s Mark) National Tour Debut! Buffalo, NY native! Off-Broadway: Big Bang Theory Parody (Leonard). Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), West Side Story (Action), This Is Our Youth (Dennis). Lead Vocalist aboard AIDAcara. BFA from Fredonia State University. Oodles of thanks to Wojcik/Seay, Avalon and Mom & Dad. KevinStevens.Actor @KevinDavidStevens


Deri'Andra Tucker

(Maureen Johnson) Over the moon for this dream come true! National Tour: Kinky Boots (Pat). Regional: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Shrek (Dragon); How to Succeed, Gypsy (Flat Rock Playhouse). Workshops: Agent 355 (Anna Strong); Ragtime (Ellis Island). BFA Shenandoah Conservatory. Gratitude to Wojcik|Seay, Rent creatives, and Mom! KelseeSweigard.com, @KelseeSweigard

Destiny Diamond


(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.


Cody Jenkins

(Mark Cohen) is a Texas native living out his dreams as Mark in his second year with the 20th Anniversary Tour! B.F.A. in Acting from Texas State University. Huge Thanks to his friends and family, Up and On Productions, Wojcik/Seay Casting, and to YOU for joining us. @chefboycodyyy



(Angel Schunard) is a native Hawaiian actor/singer who is over the moon to make his national tour debut in this dream role. University of Hawaii at Hilo, AMDA NY. Huge thanks to Wojcik/Seay Casting, the entire production team and his beautiful family and friends. Aloha! @babatavares


Alex Lugo

(Mrs. Cohen, u/s Maureen) is so ecstatic to be making her National Tour debut! She was most recently seen in the world premiere of Click at Simpatico Theatre. BFA in musical theater from UARTS (’19). Huge thanks to Wojcik-Seay Casting! Love to my family for their continuous support! Please check out LexiGreene.com! 3:33

Keith Caggiano


(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

Evan Ensign


(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.

Michael Grief


(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.

Matthew Maraffi


(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.

Jonathan Spencer


(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>

Marlies Yearby


(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.

Tim Weil


(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.


Kyle Segar

(Swing, u/s Benny, u/s Collins, Assistant Dance Captain) is thrilled to be making his National tour debut with Rent! A Montclair NJ native, his past credits include: Hair (Hud), The Odyssey (The Public Theater), Anxiety Stew (Cherry Lane Theater). Much love to Mom, Lee, and Mitch. Special thanks to BCJCC, BP, WS Casting, and About Artists!



(Roger Davis) National tour debut! Regional credits include Next to Normal (Gabe), Heathers: The Musical (Goth), and Mamma Mia! (Ensemble). He would love to thank his amazing family and friends for all their love and support. Insta @colemansteele6


La’Darreun J. Taylor

(Ensemble, Mr. Jefferson, Preacher, u/s Collins) A Native of Montgomery, Alabama Ladarreun J. Taylor began his career at Alabama State University performing several productions including The Color Purple and Rent. Taylor was named best actor by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and performed in several productions at the Tony Award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival.


Sam Van Vleet

(Swing, u/s Roger) Virginia native making his Tour Debut! Regional and other credits: Footloose (Chuck), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), The Boy Friend (Bobby), and Little Women (Laurie). BA Musical Theatre JMU 2019. He needs to thank W&S, his loving family, and all the folks who helped along the way.  samvanvleet.com

Paul Clay


(Set Design)

Joy Dewing Casting


(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.

Wojcik | Seay Casting


(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.

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(L to R) Aiyana Smash, Coleman Cummings RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.
Coleman Cummings RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.
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(L to R) Samantha Mbolekwa, Kelsee Sweigard RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.
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(L to R) Cody Jenkins, Samantha Mbolekwa RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.
Joshua Tavares RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.
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(L to R) Cody Jenkins, Juan Luis Espinal, Coleman Cummings RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.
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(L to R) Shafiq Hicks, Joshua Tavares RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.
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Cody Jenkins RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Amy Boyle 2019.