Adam Pascal received Obie and Theatre World awards and a Tony nomination for best actor for his performance as Roger in the original cast of Rent. On Broadway he also originated the role of Radames in the hit musical Aida and starred as the Emcee in the long-running revival of Cabaret. Off-Broadway he co-produced the hit play Fully Committed. His film credits include Rent, School of Rock, SLC Punk!, Temptation, and Goyband. Pascal recently guest-starred on the hit television series "Cold Case." His recordings include "Model Prisoner" (2000) and "Civilian" (2004).
Along with original Broadway Rent cast member Anthony Rapp (Mark Cohen), Pascal returned to Broadway to star as Roger in Rent from July 30 to October 7, 2007. In January 2009, he and Rapp reprised their originating (and film) roles as Roger and Mark in another Rent tour titled: 'Rent: The Broadway Tour', which played in many cities in the North America, as well as stops in Japan and South Korea.
Pascal reprised the role of Frederick Trumper, aka 'Freddie, The American' in the London concert version of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall on May 12–13, 2008. This performance was recorded; it has been televised, first on American and British television on June 17, 2009, and repeatedly in America on PBS stations as part of that network's "Great Performances" series; and has been released on DVD.
Pascal joined the Broadway cast of Memphis on October 25, 2011 as Huey Calhoun. He replaced original cast member Chad Kimball in the role. He remained in the 'Memphis' cast until the show's closure on August 5th, 2012.
Beginning April 8, 2013, Pascal starred as Billy Flynn in the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago. His last performance as Billy was June 16, 2013.