Heredia replaces 2010 Tony-nominee Robin De Jesús in the role of Jacob. Heredia will begin performances on Tuesday, February 15, the same evening that four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and six-time Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor will join the company as Albin and Georges. Current stars five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer, 2010 Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge and 2010 Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesús will play their final performances on Sunday, February 13.
Heredia made his Broadway debut in Rent, for which he received the 1996 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and an Obie Award. Heredia recreated his role in the original London production of Rent where he garnered an Olivier nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and in the feature film, directed by Chris Columbus. Other credits include: Eli in Eli’s Coming (Vineyard Theatre), Elizabeth Swados’ The New Americans for which he composed the song “No Es Asi,” Popol Vuh at Lincoln Center, Intar and on tour and The Tower (Danny Kaye Theatre). Film: Three Chris’s, The Girl from the Naked Eye, Descent, Nailed, Johnny Was, Flawless and On a Mission from God. Television: “Without a Trace,” “Medium,” “Law and Order SVU,” and “Spin City”.