NSO announces star-studded cast for ‘RENT in Concert’

National Symphony Orchestra world premiere to feature Tony winners and nominees.

The National Symphony Orchestra has announced casting of the symphonic world premiere performances of RENT in Concert. Tony Award–nominated actress Lorna Courtney (& Juliet) sings the part of Mimi Márquez. Courtney joins previously announced Dear Evan Hansen alums Andrew Barth Feldman (No Hard Feelings) and Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening), who will sing the parts of Mark Cohen and Roger Davis, respectively. Tony Award–winning actors Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!) will sing as Maureen Johnson and Myles Frost (MJ: The Musical) will sing as Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III. Jimmie Herrod (America’s Got Talent) will sing the part of Angel Dumott Schunard.

Top row Jimmie Herrod, Myles Frost, and Andrew Barth Feldman; bottom row: Ali Stroker, Lorna Courtney, and Alex Boniello appearing in National Symphony Orchestra’s ‘RENT in Concert.’

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) announced previously that the performances will be led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and directed by Sammi Cannold, July 26–28, 2023. This newly created concert version of the hit musical is orchestrated by Sean O’Loughlin. RENT in Concert is created and produced by AMP Worldwide and licensed by Music Theatre International.

Angel Dumott Schunard: Jimmie Herrod
Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III: Myles Frost
Mark Cohen: Andrew Barth Feldman
Maureen Johnson: Ali Stroker
Mimi Márquez: Lorna Courtney
Roger Davis: Alex Boniello

Tickets will be available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online at kennedy-center.org, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4600; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.



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