Beginning Sept. 8 Ryan Link — who is currently touring in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida — will assume the role currently played by Cary Shields. Link's agent confirmed the news to Playbill On-Line. The young actor is scheduled to stay with the Tony-winning musical through Feb. 1, 2004.
Ryan Link joined the tour of Aida in September 2002. Previously Link was a singer and musician, most recently fronting the Boston power-pop band Miss Fortune. A graduate of the University of Washington, Link has appeared in the independent films "Nocturne" and "Departure." Rent will mark his Broadway debut.
Jonathan Larson's Rent plays the Nederlander Theatre, located in Manhattan at 208 West 41st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100.