In celebration of Fox announcing that Rent would be the network’s next live TV musical, Tyler Mount dedicates this week’s vlog to dream casting the anticipated production. Watch the latest episode of Playbill’s The Tyler Mount Vlog above.
Jonathan Larson’s musical, inspired by Puccini's opera La Bohème, follows a group of struggling artists in New York City's East Village in the mid 1990s. Throughout the course of a year, the group experiences love and loss against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis.
See below for Tyler’s dream cast:
Mark Cohen: Ben Platt
Roger Davis: Adam Lambert
Angel Schunard: Todrick Hall
Mimi Marquez: Eva Noblezada
Maureen Johnson: Lady Gaga
Tom Collins: Wayne Brady
Benjamin Coffin III: Leslie Odom, Jr.
A broadcast date for Rent Live has not yet been announced. Read more about the broadcast here.
To see who Playbill’s social media followers would like to see in Rent, flip through the gallery below:
Watch footage from the historic 20th anniversary Rent reunion at the inaugural BroadwayCon in 2016 below.