Robin de Jesús

Robin de Jesús (born August 21, 1984) is an American film and theater actor of Puerto Rican descent. He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut.[1]

Robin de Jesús
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Born (1984-08-21) August 21, 1984 (age 36)
OccupationStage, film actor
Years active2003–present

Robin de Jesús’s first major role was as Michael in the independent film Camp (2003), where he plays a gay teen who gets beat up for wearing a dress to his prom. While the film (which also starred a young Anna Kendrick) went relatively unnoticed in the mainstream, it gained a cult following among musical theater fans and teens who connected to the outcast theme.[2]

He is perhaps best known for playing the role of Sonny in the 2008 Broadway musical In the Heights,[3] for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. In 2010, he joined the revival cast of La Cage aux Folles as Jacob, the sassy housekeeper, which earned him his second Tony Award nomination in the featured category.[4][5] The production opened at the Longacre Theatre on April 18, 2010. De Jesús left the production on February 13, 2011, replaced by Wilson Jermaine Heredia.[6] De Jesús played the role of Boq in the Broadway production of Wicked[7] at the Gershwin Theatre. In 2019, he received a third Tony Award nomination, for Best Featured Actor in a Play, for his role of Emory in The Boys in the Band.[8]



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The MunyEdit

Personal lifeEdit

He is gay[14] and speaks to young audiences about fully accepting oneself.

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  1. ^ "Q&A: Robin De Jesús". The Ensemblist. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ "The Movie That Taught A Generation Of Misfits To Let Their Freak Flags Fly". Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Isherwood, Charles. "From the Corner Bodega, the Music of Everyday Life", The New York Times, February 9, 2007.
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Shively, Cox, Andreas, Hoch, De Jesús, Shaddow and Cunningham Join La Cage aux Folles" Archived 2010-03-10 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill. February 3, 2010.
  5. ^ Propst, Andy. "PS Classics to Release New Broadway Cast Recording of La Cage Aux Folles", July 27, 2010.
  6. ^ "Tony Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia Set for La Cage aux Folles"., January 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "Seven Questions with Wicked's Robin de Jesus About #TheStruggleIsReal & Bringing Sexy Boq". Broadway Box. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
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  9. ^ "Interview with Robin de Jesús about In The Heights". February 2007. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Interview with Robin de Jesús about his Tony nomination for In The Heights". June 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "Interview with Robin de Jesús about La Cage Aux Folles". June 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "New York Musical Festival :: 2014 Events". Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  13. ^ Wong, Curtis M. (21 July 2014). "Robin de Jesús On 'Mother Jones And The Children's Crusade' At The New York Musical Theatre Festival". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  14. ^ Wong, Curtis M. (4 October 2013). "Robin De Jesús On Taking Over For Ben Rimalower In 'Patti' Issues' And Choosing Gay Roles Responsibly". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2 March 2017.

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