June 07, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
It seems that Pussycat Dolls’ singer, Nicole Scherzinger, isn’t taking any time to celebrate her victory onÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars. Just two weeks after being crowned the season 10 champ, Scherzinger has announced plans to star in the Hollywood Bowl production of the Broadway musical, Rent this summer. Keep reading for more details about the all-star cast and what role Scherzinger will play in the musical directed byÂ Neil Patrick Harris…
High off of her win onÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars, Nicole Scherzinger has plans to take the stage in an upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of Rent. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will be directed by Neil Patrick Harris, star of How I Met Your Mother, and include an impressive all-star cast.
In the production, Scherzinger will play the role of Maureen, a bisexual performance artist. She will be starring alongside High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Mimi, Emmy winner Wayne Brady in the role of Tom,Â Spring Awakening‘s Skylar Astin as Mark, andÂ Next to Normal‘s Aaron Tveit as Roger. The August production will be directed by Neil Patrick Harris, making his musical directorial debut. Harris previously starred in both the Los Angeles and national touring productions of Rent.
Neil Patrick Harris was wowed by Nicole Scherzinger’s audition for the production.Â â€œNicole had a wonderful audition â€” she was well prepared, sang beautifully, and had us all laughing.â€ Harris said about theÂ Dancing With the Stars‘ winner. He later joked,Â â€œIf only she was somewhat attractive and didnâ€™t have two left feet.â€
Scherzinger can be seen in the production at the Hollywood Bowl from August 6-8, 2010.
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