Wilson Jermaine Heredia Edit Profile
Heredia also originated the role at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End theatre district and in the 2005 film adaptation. He has appeared in several films, including his portrayal of Cha-Cha, the drag queen, in 1999's Flawless, where he worked opposite former Rent cast mate Daphne Rubin-Vega. The film also stars Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Heredia also appeared in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Nocturne". Heredia stated that he enjoys the transformational process involved in assuming the persona of the cross-dressing Angel, but dislikes having makeup on his face and found the high heels he had to wear as part of his costume extremely painful. Heredia says he enjoyed the blackly comedic parody of Rent in the film Team America: World Police, which features a fictional Broadway musical called Lease.
He enjoys filming because the close up shots allow him to "cut loose" and go wild a lot more than the stage allows. On January 9, 2006, he presented an award at the Critics' Choice Awards with Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, and Tracie Thoms, his costars from the Rent motion picture. He appeared along with Dawson and Thoms on the 2007 film Descent, playing the character of Diego.
Heredia has also guest starred on Medium and Without a Trace, as of late 2009 he has filmed a pilot called Three Chris's and is currently working on several films. He made his return to Broadway in La Cage aux Folles on February 15, 2011 in the role of Jacob (replacing Robin de Jesus). Heredia recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and starred in The San Francisco Playhouse's production of Camelot, as Sir Lancelot, and Berkeley Playhouse's production of A Little Princess as Pasko.
Along with five other principal members of the original Broadway cast, Heredia appeared in the film release of Rent, directed by Chris Columbus.