Robin de Jesús
|Robin de Jesús|
August 21, 1984 |
Norwalk, Connecticut U.S.
|Occupation||Stage, film actor|
Robin de Jesús (born August 21, 1984) is an American film and theater actor of Puerto Rican descent. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of Sonny in the 2008 Broadway musical In the Heights, 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. The production opened at the Longacre Theatre on April 18, and he was subsequently nominated for another Tony. Jesús left the production on February 13, 2011, being replaced by Wilson Jermaine Heredia. He is also in the Broadway show Wicked which plays in New York at the Gershwin Theatre. He plays Boq who is a munchkin and the love affair of Nessarose.
- Camp (2003) - Michael Flores
- Pet the Goat (2004) - Hector
- Fat Girls (2006) - Rudy
- How to Make It in America (2010) - Street Teenager
- Gun Hill Road (2011) - Robin
- Elliot Loves (2012) - Hector
- HairBrained (2013)
- Rent (2005 Broadway) - Steve/Waiter and understudy for Angel
- In the Heights (2007 Off-Broadway) - Sonny
- Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (winner)
- In the Heights (2008 Broadway) - Sonny
- La Cage aux Folles (2010 Broadway revival) - Jacob
- Domesticated (2013 Lincoln Center Theatre)
- Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade (2014 NYMF) 
- Aladdin (2012) - Aladdin
He is openly gay and speaks to young audiences about fully accepting oneself.
- Isherwood, Charles. "From the Corner Bodega, the Music of Everyday Life", The New York Times, February 9, 2007.
- Jones, Kenneth. "Shively, Cox, Andreas, Hoch, De Jesús, Shaddow and Cunningham Join La Cage aux Folles". Playbill. Feb 03 2010.
- Propst, Andy. "PS Classics to Release New Broadway Cast Recording of La Cage Aux Folles" theatremania.com, July 27, 2010.
- "Tony Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia Set for La Cage aux Folles". Broadway.com, January 4, 2011.
- Robin de Jesús at the Internet Broadway Database
- Robin de Jesús at the Internet Movie Database
- Robin de Jesús at the BroadwayWorld International Database
- Robin de Jesús on Myspace
- Interview with Robin de Jesús about La Cage Aux Folles
- Interview with Robin de Jesús about In The Heights
- Interview with Robin de Jesús about his Tony nomination for In The Heights