Rent veteran Neil Patrick Harris directed Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. The production played a three night engagement, August 6–8, 2010. His Beastly co-star Vanessa Hudgens played Mimi.
On April 30, 2010, it was confirmed that Wayne Brady, Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin, Collins Pennie, Tracie Thoms, Telly Leung, and Gwen Stewart had also been cast as Collins, Roger, Mark, Benny, Joanne, Angel, and the Season of Love soloist (and additional roles) respectively.
On June 4, 2010, it was confirmed that Nicole Scherzinger would round out the cast of Rent playing Maureen. Additionally the show's ensemble included Yassmin Alers, Eric B. Anthony, King Aswad, Susan Beaubian, David Burtka, Kathy Deitch, Sam Given, Rachael Harris, Tricia Kelly, Ethan Le Phong, Kristolyn Lloyd, Zarah Mahler, Laura Mixon, Jason Paige, MiRi Park and Brandon Wardell.
|New York Theatre Workshop Production Cast|
|Mark Cohen||Skylar Astin|
|Roger Davis||Aaron Tveit|
|Mimi Márquez||Vanessa Hudgens|
|Tom Collins||Wayne Brady|
|Angel Dumott Schunard||Telly Leung|
|Maureen Johnson||Nicole Scherzinger|
|Joanne Jefferson||Tracie Thoms|
|Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III||Collins Pennie|