THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp (Video)

By Playbill Staff
October 25, 2012

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, who originated the roles of Roger Davis and Mark Cohen, respectively, in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, celebrate their birthdays Oct. 25 (Pascal) and Oct. 26 (Rapp).



Pascal and Rapp, who are known for their work on Rent, reprised their roles in the 2005 film adaptation, returned to the Broadway musical throughout its 12-year run and appeared in various touring productions as a couple of bohemian artists living in New York City's East Village.

Separately, Pascal was Tony-nominated for his Rent performance and has also been seen on Broadway in Memphis, Aida and Cabaret. Rapp was awarded the Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in Precious Sons and has also been seen in Six Degrees of Separation and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Here, we look back at their careers with performances from Rent, concert appearances and highlights from their other roles on Broadway.

Happy birthday, boys!

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Pascal and Rapp performing "What You Own" at Joe's Pub:

"What You Own" from the Rent film adaptation:

Pascal and Rapp performing "Seasons of Love" at the Bay Street Theatre:

Pascal and Rapp's performance of "Rent" from the film:

"Goodbye Love," the deleted scene from the "Rent" film:

Pascal's performance of "One Song Glory" from Rent:

Rapp singing "Losing My Religion," the song he auditioned with for Rent:

Highlights from Pascal's turn in Memphis:

Rapp's music video, "Out Out Damn Spot":

Playbill Video's "Obsessed!" with Pascal:

Rapp singing "Feeling Electric," a cut song from the musical Next to Normal:

Pascal performing "Elaborate Lives" with Aida star Heather Headley:

Rapp records "Brave" from the musical The Water Dream:

A clip of "Written in the Stars" from Aida:

Rapp singing "Without You" from Rent:

Pascal singing "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret:

Rapp singing Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk's "Not a Love Story":

Pascal singing "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line:

Rapp and the cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown performing on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show":

Pascal singing "Light My Candle" alongside Miranda Sings:

Rapp sings "Creep" by Radiohead:

Pascal performing "What You Own" from Rent with Daphne Rubin-Vega and "Suddenly Seymour" with Mandy Moore:

Rapp performing The Eagles' "Hotel California" alongside Robi Hager:

Rapp and Pascal talking about their experience with Rent:

Rapp reads from his memoir "Without You," about the first time he met Pascal: