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Charlton Alicea in RENT AT Theatre Charlotte

Charlotte, NC
Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Best Theater Debut
Year Won: 2012
Pick: Editor's Pick

The professional dancer (and hairstylist) had never acted professionally until he was cast as Angel, a transvestite with AIDS, in Charlotte’s first local production of RENT. But Alicea wowed sold-out crowds at Theatre Charlotte night after night in a role that could’ve looked silly and maudlin in less capable hands. As the emcee in CPCC’s Cabaret this February, he was the main reason to see the show.