Queer Eye’s Jai Rodriguez on Playing Angel in RENT, NYC Nightlife Culture & more


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Jess welcomes an actor/singer/performer she has admired and loved for nearly twenty years — Jai Rodriguez — well-known as the Culture Guru on the OG Queer Eye on Bravo. Jess fell in love with Jai years prior, when he was starring on Broadway as Angel in RENT and doing cabaret "after shows" singing early JT & Kelly Clarkson. We chat about his experience playing Angel, the HIV+ beloved drag queen before he was even out in his own life, making a name for himself in the NYC nightlife scene to his eventual big break on Queer Eye/Bravo. We also discuss his role in the Gaga/Beyonce video for "Telephone," starring in "Sex Tips" in Vegas and the kooky connection to Scheana Shay & Camille Grammer.

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