Here’s Your First Look at Valentina as Angel in “Rent: Live!”

Today for Ru, tomorrow for me!

Today for Ru, tomorrow for me!

Entertainment Tonight visited the set of a photo shoot for the upcoming television event Rent: Live, and fans were treated to their first look at RuPaul’s Drag Race star Valentina as Angel.


“I’m definitely taking on a lot, but I’m so excited, especially because it’s live,” Valentina tells ET in the new clip. “It’s such a blessing to be here and meet the cast for the first time.”

The All Stars queen says she is most excited to perform “Today 4 U,” but she reveals that her dream Rent role is actually Mimi, because she would love to perform “Out Tonight.”

Angel is a genderqueer street performer and drag queen who dies of complications from AIDS. Tony winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia originated the role in the 1996 Broadway cast of Rent and played the part in the 2005 movie version. Wilson Cruz and Pose’s Mj Rodriguez have also played the part.

Rent: Live will also star Tinashe as Mimi and Nashville’s Brennin Hunt as Roger. Jordan Fisher, who won Dancing With the Stars in 2017, will play Mark, Vanessa Hudgens is Maureen, and Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud) will play Joanne. Brandon Victor Dixon, Emmy-nominated for his role as Judas in this year’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, will play Tom Collins, Angel’s lover.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 premieres Friday, December 14, at 8/7c on VH1.

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