Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will assume the role of Tom Collins in the off-Broadway revival of Rent on December 1 while current star Nicholas Christopher is on medical leave. Dixon will remain with the show, which is currently running at New World Stages, until February 12, 2012.
Dixon is a Tony nominee for his role in The Color Purple. Off-Broadway, he has been seen in Encores! House of Flowers and created the role of Haywood Paterson in The Scottsboro Boys. He played Simba on the national tour of The Lion King; his regional credits include Ray Charles Live!, Henry V and Romeo and Juliet.
Dixon joins a cast that includes Adam Chanler-Berat, Annaleigh Ashford, Margot Bingham, Arianda Fernandez, Marcus Paul James, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Corbin Reid, Michael Rodriguez, Matt Shingledecker, Ephraim Sykes, Ben Thompson , Michael Wartella and Morgan Weed.