Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Every Broadway Cameo in TICK, TICK...BOOM!

List of all the tick, tick...BOOM! Cameos - now streaming on Netflix.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaption of tick, tick...BOOM! burst onto our screens. The film features an all-star cast including Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry, Robin de Jesus, and more. However, throughout the film, fans were treated to an endless amount of cameos that would keep any musical theatre fan starstruck.

Check out our full guide to every musical theatre cameo in tick, tick...BOOM! below!

"tick, tick...BOOM!" is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of "Rent."

Andrew Garfield plays Jon, a young theater composer who's waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he's due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan (Alexandra Shipp), who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael (Robin de Jesús), who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?


Moondance Diner

During one of the first scenes in the film, Roger Bart (The Producers) and James C. Nicola, who is the artistic director of the New York Theater Workshop, were seen dining the background. (Time Stamp: 00:05:26)

"No More"

During "No More", Robin de Jesús and Andrew Garfield are catapulted into a dream-like sequence in the new apartment building that de Jesús' character, Michael, is moving into. (Time Stamp: 00:22:20)

Luis Miranda, Jr. (Lin-Manuel Miranda's father)

JellyDonut (Freestyle Love Supreme)

Shockwave (Freestyle Love Supreme)

Writers Workshop

As Jonathan Larson premiered his work in a writing workshop for the first time, he was star struck to have Stephen Sondheim, played here by Bradley Whitford, in the audience. However, the rest of the crowd was filled with an impressive lineup of musical theatre theatre writers. (Time Stamp: 0:27:05)

Marc Shaiman (Hairspray)
Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home)
Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton)
Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County)
Stephen Schwartz (Wicked)
Georgia Stitt (13)
Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812)
Chad Beguelin (The Prom)
Joe Iconis (Be More Chill)
Tom Kitt (Next to Normal)
Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen)
Matthew Sklar (The Prom)
Helen Park (KPOP)
Shaina Taub (Old Hats)
Amanda Green (High Fidelity)
Jaime Lozano (The Yellow Brick Road)
Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812)
Eli Bolin (John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch)
Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights)
Matthew McCollum (The Ballad of Bridgewater)
Eisa Davis (Passing Strange)
Nick Blaemire (tick, tick...BOOM! Off-Broadway Revival)

"Sunday"

One of the highlights of the film come during the Sunday sequence, in which Larson is serving Sunday brunch at the dinner he works at. The number features a stacked presentation of musical theatre icons. (Time Stamp: 00:40:25)

Howard McGillan (The Phantom of the Opera)
Chuck Cooper (The Life)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
Joel Grey (Cabaret)
André de Shields (Hadestown)
Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime)
Phillipa Soo (Hamilton)
Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton)
Phylicia Rashad (Into the Woods)
Beth Malone (Fun Home)
Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago)
Chita Rivera (Chicago)
Bernadette Peters (Sunday in the Park with George)
Adam Pascal (Rent)
Daphne Rubin Vega (Rent)
Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent)

Workshop Cast

Once Larson is finally granted with a workshop for his musical, Superbia, the workshop cast includes a number of musical theatre alums. (Time Stamp: 00:46:42)

Joel Perez (Fun Home)
Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls)
Kenita Miller (Once on this Island)
Janet Dacal (In the Heights)
Gizel Jiménez (Wicked)
Aneesa Folds (Freestyle Love Supreme)

Focus Group

As Larson scrambles to make money to fund his workshop, he agrees to participate in a focus group. (Time Stamp: 01:01:53)

Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady)
Micaela Diamond (The Cher Show)
Utkarsh Ambudkar (Freestyle Love Supreme)
Danielle Ferland (Into the Woods)

"Superbia" Audience

While audiences roll in for Larson's first presentation of Superbia, his parents are played by two Broadway favorites. (Time Stamp: 01:16:50)

Danny Burstein (Moulin Rouge!)
Judy Kuhn (Fun Home)

Voicemail

Although Bradley Whitford plays the legendary Stephen Sondheim throughout the film, Sondheim's actual voice can be heard at the end of the film. In the scene, Larson receives a voicemail from Sondheim telling him that he enjoyed the "Superbia" workshop.

Miranda revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Whitford had initially recorded the voicemail message for the scene, but Sondheim didn't feel like the language was correct and offered to re-write the dialogue. Since Whitford had already wrapped on production for the film, Sondheim himself recorded the final voicemail message to Larson. (Time Stamp: 01:40:27)

"Louder Than Words"

During the final number, the camera pans to the audience as Garfield, Hudgens, and Henry sing "Louder Than Words". While the audience is filled with members who previously made cameos throughout the film, new faces can also be spotted. (Time Stamp: 01:45:17)

Scott Schwartz (tick, tick...BOOM! Original Off-Broadway Director)
Christopher Jackson (Hamilton)
Jelani Aladdin (Frozen)

End Credits

Throughout the end credits of the film, real footage of Jonathan Larson performing is played. (01:50:26)



Related Stories
VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Direct Original RENT Stars in TICK, TICK... BOOM! Movie Photo
Lin Manuel-Miranda has released video footage of himself working a 'La Vie Boheme' gesture into the 'Sunday' choreography in the TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie with Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Wilson Jermaine Heredia.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals TICK, TICK...BOOM! Easter Egg That Fans Missed Photo
In a new Instagram post, Lin-Manuel Miranda has revealed the only Easter Egg in tick, tick...BOOM! that fans missed. On the rooftop of Jonathan Larson's apartment, a brick wall with 'RENT' graffiti'd on it can be seen in the distance. Check out Miranda's Instagram post and watch Alexandra Shipp perform 'Come to Your Senses' to catch it yourself!

VIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Channels Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM! Photo
Ryan SeacrestIn a new promo for LIVE with Kelly & Ryan's After Oscar Show, Ryan Seacrest channels Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson in tick, tick...BOOM! At the Oscars, LIVE will have the first interviews with winners the moment they walk off stage.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Green Green Dress TICK, TICK...BOOM! Deleted Scene Photo
Netflix has shared the 'Green Green Dress' deleted scene from tick, tick BOOM! The new scene features Andrew Garfield and Alexandra Shipp. The track, which is included in Jonathan Larson's stage musical, was cut from the recent Netflix film adaption directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.


From This Author - Michael Major


Poppymoon Releases New EP 'I'Poppymoon Releases New EP 'I'
November 25, 2022

I is the story of the German pop duo's origins, their beginnings as Poppymoon, and how their paths intertwined. The duo wanted to create a record that represented their authentic selves. The characters may differ, the moods may vary, but ultimately, it's all one coin. As for Poppymoon's songs, the same applies. 

West Coast Supergroup Mount Westmore Release 'Free Game'West Coast Supergroup Mount Westmore Release 'Free Game'
November 25, 2022

The West Coast's very own supergroup, Mount Westmore, drops a second single and visual for “Free Game” via the label Mount Westmore with MNRK Music Group. The uber rap group, made up of Hip Hop's West Coast royalty, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too $hort, will release their new 16-track album titled Snoop Cube 40 $hort soon.

Nicki Nicole Releases New Single 'Frío'Nicki Nicole Releases New Single 'Frío'
November 25, 2022

The Latin GRAMMYs® nominee attended the awards in which her Christina Aguilera collaboration 'Pa Mi Muchachas' was 4x nominated. Nicki is currently in the midst of her first Mexico headline tour. It follows her recent North America festival performances at Coachella, This Ain't No Picnic and Baja Beach.

Tamera Shares New Single 'Insensitive'Tamera Shares New Single 'Insensitive'
November 25, 2022

Tamera returns to the limelight with her latest single “Insensitive”. Following the release of her recent sizzling summertime remix of her debut EP single “Wickedest” featuring new vocals from Haile, on “Insensitive” Tamera continues to lean into her West African heritage, harnessing the seductive sounds of her inner goddess.

War Hippies Release Christmas Cover of 'O Holy Night'War Hippies Release Christmas Cover of 'O Holy Night'
November 25, 2022

War Hippies release long awaited and fan favorite holiday cover of 'O Holy Night.' This was the first song band members Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis ever recorded together when they first formed their act in late 2021. This single quickly became the crowd's favorite song in concert, with frequent requests to release the song since the beginning.