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TV Rent Announces Additional Casting

Broadway's Morgan Marcell, Matthew Saldivar, J. Elaine Marcos, and more have been announced for Fox's upcoming live production.

Morgan Marcell, Matthew Saldivar, and J. Elaine Marcos will appear in Fox's live production of Rent.
(© David Gordon)

Additional casting has been announced for Fox's live staging of Jonathan Larson's Rent, airing January 27.

The Rent ensemble will include Darius Crenshaw, Jessica Lee Keller, Khori Petinaud, Lenin Fernandez Jr., Mia DeWeese, Nicholas Lanzisera, Sasha Dominique Mallory, William (Ty) Wells, Benjamin Douglas Rivera, Robert Roldan, Morgan Marcell, Fredric "Fred" Odgaard, Alexis "Tilly" Evans-Krueger, Hannahlei Cabanilla, Bryce Ryness, Alton Fitzgerald White, Emerson Collins, Matthew Saldivar, Jennifer Leigh Warren, J. Elaine Marcos, and Debra Cardona.

Rent will star Jordan Fisher as Mark Cohen, Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis, Tinashe as Mimi Marquez, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen Johnson, Brandon Victor Dixon as Tom Collins, Valentina as Angel Dumott Schunard, Kiersey Clemons as Joanna Jefferson, and Mario as Benjamin Coffin III. Keala Settle will serve as the "Seasons of Love" soloist.

The television adaptation of Rent will be written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Michael Greif, who staged the musical in 1996 at New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway, as well as its 2011 revival at New World Stages. Alex Rudzinski will serve as live television director. The creative team also includes Stephen Oremus (musical director), Sonya Tayeh (choreographer), Angela Wendt (costume designer), Al Gurdon (lighting designer), and Jason Sherwood (scenic design).

Producers include 20th Century Fox Television, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Allan Larson and Revolution Studios' Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, and Marla Levine.

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