STAGE TUBE: Pascal and Rapp Reunite at Town Hall
After 15 years of friendship and co-starring roles in Jonathan Larsen's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal came together to bring fans what they've been waiting for: an up-close-and-personal concert featuring their individual work as well as fan-favorite numbers from the production that rocketed them to international stardom. Click below for Eyewitness News reporter Phil Lipof's coverage of the concert.
Adam Pascal was born on October 25, 1970, in the Bronx and raised in Syosset, New York. He started singing in various rock bands when he was 12, playing the local New York club scene for many years, and has been singing in bands, as a solo artist, in movies, or on the Broadway stage ever since.
In 1998, Pascal's career expanded to the big screen in the independent film SLC Punk! In 2000, Pascal was cast as "Radames" in Elton John and Tim Rice's new Broadway musical Aida, for which he received a Drama League award. He would stay with the production for over 3 years. In May of 2000, his debut solo album, Model Prisoner, was released on Sh-K-Boom Records. Also in 2000, Pascal co-produced the hit off-Broadway play Fully Committed with fellow former Rent cast member, Jesse L. Martin. The show went on to garner many awards and played to sold-out houses in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and London.
In October 2003, Pascal once again visited the Broadway stage, this time as the final "Emcee" in the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall production of Cabaret at Studio 54 in the closing cast. Also during that time Pascal was cast along side Jack Black, as "Theo," the lead singer of No Vacancy in 2003's School of Rock. Finally in 2004, Pascal's second CD, Civilian, was released in November, again on Sh-k-boom Records.
Anthony Rapp has been acting and singing professionally since he was nine years old.
With an extensive list of achievements, Rapp is best known for originating the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning rock opera, Rent, for which he shared an Obie Award with the rest of the cast. He reprised his role in Chris Columbus' film version opposite other members of the original cast. Rapp recently visited the role once more with original cast member Adam Pascal in the Rent tour. Rapp will next be seen in Don Roos' Love and Other Impossible Pursuits opposite Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, and Scott Cohen.
Rapp has an extensive theatre background; his most recent Broadway show was Second Stage Theatre's Some Americans Abroad. Other Broadway credits include the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. He made his Broadway debut in Precious Sons with Judith Ivey and Ed Harris, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle award and a Drama Desk nomination.