Frenchie Davis Returns to Bway's Rent, With Jai Rodriguez and Drew Lachey in the Wings

Frenchie Davis, the refugee from TV's "American Idol," rejoins Broadway's Rent June 1.

Frenchie Davis
Frenchie Davis

Davis, who will again be the featured soloist in the second act opener "Seasons of Love," made her Rent and Broadway debut in May 2003. Pop star Melanie Brown (a.k.a Scary Spice) currently plays Mimi in the smash hit by Jonathan Larson, at the Nederlander Theatre.

Pop singer Drew Lachey will make his Broadway bow in the La Bohème-inspired musical (playing Mark) in September. "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" star (and a veteran of Rent) joins the cast as Angel July 5 for two weeks.

Vocalist and actress Davis will take a few weeks off from Rent this summer to play Effie in the Pittsburgh CLO staging of Dreamgirls Aug. 10-22.

The Nederlander Theatre is at 208 West 41st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100.