Robin De Jesús

Actor Robin de Jesús is using his musical talents to connect with young viewers

Fans know him from award-winning Broadway musicals such as “In the Heights” and “La Cage aux Folles” and recent movies such as the award-winning “Tick, Tick… Boom!” and “The Boys in the Band.” On Friday, Puerto Rican actor Robin de Jesús will use his musical talent to connect with younger viewers as a faun who steals sounds from neighbors and nature to make music.
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Nielsen’s Stacie De Armas And Actor Robin De Jesús On Latino TV Representation

Robin de Jesús is a hot actor coming off rave reviews for his performance in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s production of tick, tick…BOOM! Stacie de Armas, Nielsen’s Senior Vice President, Diverse Intelligence & Initiatives, has been named one of the most powerful and influential Latinos in entertainment. These...
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‘Tick, Tick … Boom’ Star Robin De Jesús Joins Hulu Chippendales Series ‘Immigrant’

Click here to read the full article. Robin De Jesús has joined the Hulu series “Immigrant,” which tells the story of the founding of Chippendales. He joins previously announced series lead Kumail Nanjiani as well as series regulars Annaleigh Ashford, Murray Bartlett, and Dan Stevens. “Immigrant” is the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (Nanjiani), the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. The series will detail the darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon. De Jesús will appear in the recurring role of Ray Colon. Described as a proud Nuyorican from the Bronx, Colon comes on the...
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‘Immigrant’: ‘Tick, Tick, BOOM!’ Star Robin De Jesús Boards Hulu Series

Click here to read the full article. Three-time Tony-nominated actor Robin De Jesús has joined the cast of Hulu’s Immigrant in a recurring role. De Jesús will portray Ray Colon, a proud Nuyorican from the Bronx who comes on the Chippendales scene as the resident handyman and self-proclaimed jack of all trades. Affable and eager-to-please, Ray reveres founder Somen “Steve” Banerjee (Kumail Nanjiani) and their growing friendship finds Ray in more than one compromising situation as the season progresses. Immigrant tells the true story of Banerjee, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. The series will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story...

How ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Star Robin de Jesús Played the Long Game, Even Through the Setbacks

Robin de Jesús is a three-time Tony Award nominee who’s currently co-starring in “Tick, Tick… Boom!,” one of this year’s film awards season contenders. But de Jesús will be the first to admit that it hasn’t always been easy for him. Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: “It was rough and it was humbling,” he said of the years when he wasn’t working. “I had thought I was going to pop off.” On the new episode of Stagecraft, Variety‘s theater podcast, de Jesús shared what it was like during those rough times — and revealed how he pushed through them. “I’ve always been someone...
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Robin de Jesús Takes Flight

Nobody can caress a butcher-block table like Robin de Jesús does in Tick, Tick…Boom! “I made love to that table,” the three-time Tony nominee says with a laugh. “I loved that table so hard, there’s gonna be three tables by the end of the night.”

Interview: Robin de Jesús gets real about fear, worth and working with Andrew Garfield on ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’

I’ve been a fan of Robin de Jesús since Camp, nearly 20 years ago. But de Jesús is more than Camp, he’s built a stellar career with work in television, film and of course, theater where he’s a three-time Tony nominee, earning nods as Featured Actor in a Musical twice (2008’s In the Heights and 2010’s La Cage aux Folles) and Featured Actor in a Play for the 2019 revival of The Boys in the Band.

Robin De Jesus on His Personal Connection to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’

Robin De Jesús remembers when he first discovered the Rent cast album while sitting around with his theater-nerd friends as a high school freshman. “I saw a bunch of Black and brown faces integrated with white folks on the cover and thought, ‘Oh, wow, I didn’t know there was space for me here,’ ” the actor tells THR. Some 10 years later, De Jesús went on to appear in the long-running Broadway production of Jonathan Larson’s indelible rock opera, about the power of love and youth in revolt. Now, the three-time Tony nominee is starring opposite Andrew Garfield in director Lin-Manuel...

‘tick, tick…Boom!’s Alexandra Shipp and Robin de Jesús on How Making the Film Changed Their Lives

If you want to see a phenomenal performance, look no further than Andrew Garfield in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fantastic directorial debut, tick, tick…Boom!. While Garfield has already proven himself to be a gifted performer with his previous roles on the stage in Angels in America and in films like Never Let Me Go and Hacksaw Ridge, he’s taken himself to another level in the way he brought Jonathan Larson back to life in tick, tick…Boom!. Not only did he capture Larson’s energy and zeal for life, but he also made it look effortless, including when he had to sing full force while delivering an emotional performance. Again, if you want to see a true "tour-de-force" performance that will assuredly be nominated for an Academy Award, you want to check out tick, tick…Boom!.

In 'Tick, Tick... Boom,' Robin De Jesús Finds The Role He's Been Waiting For

Robin de Jesús made his Broadway debut 16 years ago as Angel in “Rent,” and returned two years later to originate the role of Sonny in “In the Heights.” Fittingly, his new film is an artistic union of those musicals’ respective creators, Jonathan Larson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The actor and...

Tick, Tick... BOOM! Star Robin De Jesús Knows What Makes A Good Movie Musical [Interview]

Robin de Jesús began his theatrical career in one of Broadway's longest running and most beloved shows: Jonathan Larson's "Rent." Just three years later, he was back on Broadway in Lin Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights." So you can imagine the joyous serendipity he would feel about a decade later, when Miranda decided to adapt the work of Jonathan Larson into a musical biopic. Who better to join the project than de Jesús, in what would become a wondrous full circle moment?

Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús talk tick, tick…BOOM!

Alexandra Shipp and Robin de Jesús spoke with Solzy at the Movies earlier this week about the new Netflix film, tick, tick…BOOM!. Netflix starts streaming the Lin-Manuel Miranda-directed film on November 19, 2021. How familiar were you with tick, tick…BOOM! when you got the script?. Robin de Jesús: I had...