Valentina to Play Angel in Fox’s ‘Rent: Live’ in January

Miss Fan Favorite is coming to network TV.

Fox announced Monday that RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 queen Valentina will star in their January 2019 production of Rent: Live. Valentina will take on the role of Angel, the free-spirited drummer who fellow main ensemble member Tom Collins falls for in the course of Jonathan Larson’s 1994 musical.

Valentina joins a cast that includes singer Tinashe as Mimi, Vanessa Hudgens as Maureen, and The Greatest Showman star Keala Settle as the “Seasons of Love” vocalist. The production follows Fox’s other live musicals, 2016’s Grease: Live and 2017’s A Christmas Story Live! It will broadcast from the Fox lot in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 27 of next year. 

Incidentally, Fox’s press release confirmed that Valentina will “return to RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” She has been heavily rumored on Reddit to be part of the cast of All Stars season 4.

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Kevin O'KeeffeKevin O'Keeffe

Kevin O'Keeffe is a writer and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' herstorian. He covers film and TV for INTO, and writes the movie review column "But How Gay Is It?" every Friday.

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