"Rent" Stars Pascal and Thoms to Perform at Centerstage Gala | Playbill

News "Rent" Stars Pascal and Thoms to Perform at Centerstage Gala
The Annual Benefit Gala for Baltimore's Centerstage will feature performances by Adam Pascal and Tracie Thoms, who co-starred in the film version of Jonathan Larson's "Rent."

Adam Pascal
Adam Pascal

In addition to the entertainment, the May 12 fundraiser will also feature dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Previous galas have boasted the talents of Tony winners Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jennifer Holliday and Hinton Battle.

Adam Pascal was part of the final cast of Aida, playing the role he created several years earlier, the ill-fated Radames. He also portrayed the Emcee in the now-closed revival of Cabaret. Pascal made his theatrical debut as Roger in the original cast of Jonathan Larson's Rent; for that performance, he received Theatre World and Obie awards as well as Tony and Drama Desk nominations. Pascal was a co-producer of the hit Off-Broadway play Fully Committed and appeared in the Actors' Fund benefit concerts of Chess and Hair. Pascal's two solo recordings, "Civilian" and "Model Prisoner," are available on the Sh-K-Boom label.

Tracie Thoms made her Broadway debut in Drowning Crow. Off-Broadway she was seen in The Exonerated and Up Against the Wind, and her regional credits include Joe Turner's Come and Gone, A Raisin in the Sun, The Oedipus Plays and Hair, earning a Helen Hayes nomination for her work in the latter. Thoms' screen credits include "Brother to Brother," "As If," "Porn 'N Chicken," "The Shield" and the Fox series "Wonderfalls." She played Joanne in the film of "Rent."

For tickets to the Annual Benefit Gala contact Karina Ferry at (410) 986-4023 or kferry@centerstage.org.

Centerstage is a non-profit professional theatre company located at 700 N. Calvert Street in Baltimore, MD. Visit www.centerstage.org for more information.

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