Angel Dumott Schunard
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General Information
First appearance You Okay Honey?
Last appearance Contact
Portrayed by See Actors
Gender Male (biologically)
Female (identified)
Occupation Drummer
Status HIV+, Deceased
Significant other(s) Tom Collins

Angel Dumott Schunard is one of the main characters in RENT. She is based on the character Schaunard in La Bohéme.

Angel is a young street performer and drag queen, who becomes Tom Collins' love interest. The two meet after Collins is mugged, and Angel takes him home. The two grow close over the course of the musical, and Angel buys Collins a new coat. Like Collins, Angel has AIDS, and attends the local Life Support group. Angel eventually dies from AIDS around the same time as Halloween, her favourite time of year.

Angel is close friends with several characters, including Mark, Roger, Joanne, and Maureen. In the 2005 film, Angel appears to be good friends with Mimi, implying that the two knew each other before Angel met Collins.


Act 1Edit


Act 2Edit



Act I

You Okay Honey?,

Today 4 U,

You'll See,

Life Support (movie),

Another Day (movie),

Will I? (movie),

Santa Fe,

I'll Cover You,

La Vie Boheme,

La Vie Boheme B,

Act II

Seasons Of Love,

Happy New Year,

Happy New Year B,

Seasons Of Love B,



Notable actors who have played the role of Angel include:

  • Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Original Broadway cast and 2005 film)
  • Justin Johnston (Final Broadway performance)
  • Telly Leung (RENT Tour and Hollywood Bowl)
  • MJ Rodriguez (Off-Broadway revival)
  • David Merino (20th Anniversary Tour)
  • Layton Williams (UK Tour)
  • Aaron Alcaraz (20th Anniversary Tour)
  • Valentina (James Andrew Leyva) (Rent: Live On Fox)


  • Angel was confirmed to be a drag queen by Mark during her funeral in the movie version of "Rent".