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Baltimore born R&B singer Mario to co-star in live musical production of 'Rent' on FOX

Baltimore born R&B singer Mario to co-star in live musical production of 'Rent' on FOX

After years of relative quiet, Baltimore-bred R&B singer Mario will co-star in the live musical production of “Rent” Sunday on FOX.

The 32-year-old Mario, whose full name is Mario Dewar Barrett, will appear as landlord Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III and will perform alongside Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease: Live,” “High School Musical”), Kiersey Clemons (“Hearts Beat Loud”), Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”), Jordan Fisher (“Hamilton”), Brennin Hunt (“Nashville”), Tinashe (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Valentina (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”).

The “Let Me Love You” singer has previously appeared on the big screen in films like “Step Up,” “Freedom...