Jai Rodriguez

Birth Place: Brentwood, New York, USA

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Jai Rodriguez is an American actor and musician best known as the culture guide on the Bravo network's Emmy-winning American reality television program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He has also co-authored a book with the other Queer Eye hosts.

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Jai Rodriguez STAGE CREDITS

[New York]
Reading, 2006
Thalia [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles

Performer

[Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2003
Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2003
Zanna

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Zanna

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Carmen Ghia [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Angel Schunard [Replacement]

Angel Schunard [Replacement]

Angel Schunard [Replacement]

Angel Schunard [Replacement]

Angel Schunard [Replacement]

Angel Schunard [Replacement]

Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Angel Schunard (Understudy) [Replacement]


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Ginger Minj Brings THE BIG GAY CABARET to Venus Cabaret Theater

Ginger Minj, star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Hocus Pocus 2,” together with the team that brought Golden Gals Live!  to Chicago, present The Big Gay Cabaret at Venus Cabaret Theater at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport. 

Mexican-American Drag Queen Crowned Season Two Winner of DRAG LATINA

The winner was announced by co-host Carmen Carrera and crowned by Season One winner Vicky Chavarria in the sixth and final episode of the season which kicked off with a toe-to-toe showdown between the final four competitors of Season Two: Adriana Fuentes. Alexandra Vittz, Chary Lady Fox, and Queen Andrew Scott.

Photos: Jai Rodriguez Presents A THOUSAND SWEET KISSES at 54 Below

See photos of Jai Rodriguez performing at 54 Below!

Review: Jai Rodriguez Has a Triumphant Homecoming With A THOUSAND SWEET KISSES at 54 Below

A THOUSAND SWEET KISSES is a very emotional homecoming. It has been 17 years since Jai Rodriguez has trod the NY boards and his excitement about being home was palpable last night at 54 Below. His show frankly and hysterically recounts the many adventures he’s had along the way, particularly focusing on the sex, love, and relationships that spiced it all up.

See Marilyn Maye, Norbert Leo Butz & More Next Week at 54 Below

Next week, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Listen: Estelle Parsons, François Clemmons & More Star in Broadway Podcast Network's AROUND THE SUN Podcast

Discover the star-studded cast of Broadway Podcast Network's 'Around the Sun' podcast, featuring Estelle Parsons, François Clemmons, and more. Listen to the highly anticipated Season 3 premiere now.

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- A Thousand Sweet Kisses with Jai Rodriguez

In this episode, I am joined by Jai Rodriguez to talk about his amazing career in the theater and on the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Jai holds the distinction of being the youngest person to ever play the role of Angel in RENT on Broadway, as well as performing in shows like The Producers and Spinning Into Butter.

Interview: Jai Rodriguez of JAI RODRIGUEZ: A THOUSAND SWEET KISSES at 54 Below

The OG Queer Eye culture vulture returns to NY for an evening of song and romance.

Norbert Leo Butz, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month

Check out the lineup of incredible performances at 54 Below this month!

54 Below Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with JChris, Mauricio Martínez, Jai Rodriguez, and More!

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, is thrilled to honor the Latine and Hispanic performers, producers, and artists who are vital members of our artistic community this Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn more about the lineup here!

Jai Rodriguez Comes to 54 Below

 Prepared to be swept off your feet as the multitalented Jai Rodríguez makes his 54 Below debut from October 26th- October 28th with an unforgettable cabaret performance.  Best known as Angel in RENT and his Emmy Award-winning role as the Culture Guy on the original QUEER EYE, Rodriguez returns home with his hilarious musical journey through love sex and relationships.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, May 1, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, May 1, 2023! Lauren Gaw (Charmed), KATIE Leclerc (Switched at Birth), Phillip Rhys Chaudhary (24) and April Allyn Brinson (Sharp Objects) Make Guest Appearances. Watch a video clip now!

Jai Rodriguez, Tara Lynn Wagner, and Mayor Konstantine Anthony Will Moderate THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Latinx Talkbacks

The producers of the Special Limited Engagement of the LatinX The Diary of Anne Frank have announced three moderators for Talk Backs following all five performances.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, April 17, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, April 17, 2023! Alley Mills (The Wonder Years), Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years), Brandon Scott (Grey’s Anatomy) and Devika Bhise (The Man Who Knew Infinity) Make Guest Appearances. Watch a video preview now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, April 10, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, April 10, 2023! Katie Stevens (American Idol) and Reilly Walters (Step Back) Make Guest Appearances. Gwen’s fantasy is to go back in time and be the Princess she longs to be—pampered, rich and cared-for. Watch a video clip now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, March 13, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, March 13, 2023! Katie Stevens (American Idol) and Reilly Walters (Step Back) Make Guest Appearances. Watch a video clip from a recent episode now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, February 20, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, February 20, 2023! Melinda Clarke (The O.C.), Reggie Austin (Desperate Housewives), Stephen Friedrich (Vice), Selah Austria (Cobra Kai) and Cree Kawa (Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot) Make Guest Appearances. Watch a video clip now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, February 6, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, February 6, 2023! Joely Fisher (Til’ Death) Makes a Guest Appearance. After an urn comes off the plane, three siblings must work through their past resentments in order to spread their mom’s ashes and fulfill her last fantasy. Watch a video clip now!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, January 23, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, January 23, 2023! Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire), Lynn Whitefield (The Josephine Baker Story) and Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch) Make Guest Appearances. Watch a video clip from a recent episode!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of FANTASY ISLAND on FOX - Monday, January 9, 2023

Get all the scoop on FANTASY ISLAND, airing on FOX on Monday, January 9, 2023! Alexa Mansour (The Walking Dead), Frankie J Alvarez (Looking), Jai Rodruiguez (Queer Eye) and Izzy Diaz (Broke) Make Guest Appearances. Watch a video preview of the new season now!

Jai Rodriguez FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jai Rodriguez has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Jai Rodriguez has not appeared in the West End.

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