The new group of bohemian artists enlisted for Jonathan Larson’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent include Danny Kornfeld as Mark Cohen, Kaleb Wells as Roger Davis, Skyler Volpe as Mimi Marquez, Aaron Harrington as Tom Collins, David Merino as Angel Dumott Schunard, Katie LaMark as Maureen Johnson, Jasmine Easler as Joanne Jefferson and Christian Thompson as Benny Coffin III.
Before you’re able to catch them on tour beginning September 12 in Bloomington, IN, we offer up video performances of the eight leads below.
Danny Kornfeld, who will play Mark Cohen, sings “Make Me Happy” from the Ryan Scott Oliver song cycle 35mm:
Kaleb Wells, who studied at Pace University, will play Roger Davis. Here, he performs at the University’s 2011 Acoustic Café:
Skyler Volpe, the production’s Mimi Marquez, sings “Oh! Darling” by the Beatles at a live band karaoke:
David Merino, who will play Angel Dumott Schunard, performs a monologue from Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, about a Jewish drag queen living in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s:
Aaron Harrington, who will play Tom Collins, covers “Without You” from Rent on his Instagram:
Katie LaMark, the musical’s Maureen Johnson, sings “Lovesick” from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown:
Jasmine Easler, who will play Joanne Jefferson, sings “I’m Here” from The Color Purple:
Christian Thompson, who will play Benny Coffin III, covers Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning”: