But what about the dozens upon dozens of performers who replaced those actors? Turns out, Rent has been a Broadway breeding ground, supplying the New York stage will a steady stream of talented new faces (some of them now even more famous and accomplished than some members of the original cast).
Rent will commemorate its 10-year anniversary with a special original-cast concert performance on Monday April 24.
Below is a selective list of the notable actors—sorted by character—who have graduated from Larson's East Village since the show bowed at the Nederlander in 1996:
Jai Rodriguez (Off-Broadway's Zanna, Don't!, television's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy")
Mark Setlock (original star of Off-Broadway hit Fully Committed) Benjamin Coffin III:
Darius de Haas (Broadway star of Marie Christine)
Jessica Boevers (star of Oklahoma!, In My Life)
Sherie Rene Scott (Tony nominee for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , currently in Landscape of the Body )