Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi in RENT -- DEBUT!

Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi in RENT -- DEBUT!

Check out Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi in RENT!

The 21-year-old actress made her debut tonight at The Hollywood Bowl as the 19-year-old HIV positive club dancer, Mimi Marquez.

Also starring in the play are Wayne Brady, Collins Pennie, Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin, Tracie Thoms, Telly Leung and Nicole Scherzinger.

Check out a video below of Vanessa singing “Out Tonight!”

DID YOU GO SEE Vanessa at The Hollywood Bowl tonight? 10+ pics inside…

Vanessa Hudgens — “Light My Candle”

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Credit: Nathanael Jones; Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline
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  • mykamicks


    She is totally AWESOME. Love her to the max!

  • mara


  • http://babyv_nickj Hana

    OMG!!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!! SHE IS SO COOL!!!!!!

  • Oh My efron

    She Was Amazing! I Caouldn’t See Much Though :/
    Hmm,Wondering If Zac Was There ;)

  • kami

    that’s not a very good video. looks and sound things i record on my cell phone. but vanessa’s moves and singing was great!!! hope a better video comes out with better sound.

  • BabyBooZanessa

    She Do Great And She Deserves A Standing OVATION!

  • kami

    a few ppl tweeted that zac, brittany and ryan were there. and dylan was spotted too.

  • sunny

    OK I luv V, she looks great and Light my Candle sounded awesome bu this had to be hard to perform, dancing and singing. I actually don’t even like this song in th Broadway soundtrack. I’m sure her ballads are great tho.

  • rme

    you’re an idiot. this is a horrible post. she was much better in the other song and if this gets posted all over, it’s your fault.

  • joan


  • loveya

    i saw it and she did great! a lot different than rosario dawson but still really good and nicole was a major beast!

  • Bradley Bobst

    Vanessa looked Hot and sexy I;m Happy for her way to Go Vanessa.

  • nathalia

    I’m cringing while I’m listening! lol She looks hot but she sounds pretty awful. Sounds like a little kid putting on a play for her family just very average if that makes much sense. Just not digging it too much. Maybe some other parts are better?
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    vanessa this fantastic
    loved the video
    I’m proud to be your fan

  • Katty

    I am one of V’s biggest fans, but I don’t think Out Tonight was the best song she did. It was good, but she has more of a lower voice, and just didn’t hit some of those high notes too well.

    Light My Candle was AMAZING though. Just go to youtube and write in Vanessa Hudgens light my candle and it is right there. They were so great in that song.

    I think V was good at acting it, but just some of the notes in Out Tonight weren’t so hot. It could be because it was the first night and she was nervous, I understand that, and it is a hard song to sing. She did well, though, I admit!

    Zac was there, he said he wouldn’t miss it for the world!

  • a8nnie

    OMFG!! Dead gorgeous! <3 Absolutely amazing.. She did a wonderful thing out there and was obviously rocking it all out on stage. Her energy, spirit, performance, singing was EXCELLENT! What a voice. :’)
    She deserves all the best in this world and we’re all going to support you, Vanessa.
    @jared Where are the pictures? LOL

  • abby

    @kami: Zac’s family as well as Vanessa’s family where there.

  • Kro

    She was great!

  • nathalia

    vanessa was fantastic
    I’m proud of you

  • Katty
  • Christy

    I love it…BTW, where’s the pics? i am dying to see them….

  • Kro

    she made us proud, and to zac too, light my candle was the best!

  • Kro

    she made us proud, and to zac too, light my candle was the best!

  • joceelyynn

    i can’t be more proud :’)

  • kate1

    Vanessa was fantastic

    here is the video to Light my candle

    She defintely deserved the standing ovatin.
    and yes Zac, his whole family, V’s family and ryan and brittney were all there

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  • VAnessafan

    Ok i love Vanessa but Out Tonight was not the best song she sang. In my opion it was Light My Candle. And were are the pics they are up on the Just Jared site and V looks hot!!

  • Mimi

    OMG this was soo amazing! Love V!

  • thatGirl

    She sounds terrible.

  • abc

    wow, it was hard just listening to this thing. my ears. my poor ears. i honestly thought she would actually TRY. she sounded like a 10 year old. ngl

  • kgg

    Wow! V is smokin’ in that outfit. All those workouts are paying off.

    By the way, I heard from people that were actually there that she killed it up on stage tonight. You can’t judge by cell phones with distorted screens and even more distorted images and sound.

  • zanessa/scashley

    Wow.. she looks good. And the show looks good too. ..Still wishing to go and see it.. but I guess I’m stuck with videos. That’s good enough. I’m sure she did great. =)

  • dollface50

    ummmm….this was not very good…hope it sounded better live

  • zanessa/scashley

    Ooooh. I also see (sorta) that she’s wearing her belly button ring. Hawt.

  • duuumm


    i heard she only got a lukewarm response. and tbh, judging by the twitter comments, she didn’t really impress many people. at least not tonight. hope she has better luck tomorrow night.

  • marz

    I wish I could’ve gone!

  • kgg

    @duuumm: The whole cast got a standing ovation and did an encore. And most of those hateful twitters were from idiots who didn’t even go to the performance.

  • dcstarinthemaking

    hm, okay i love vanessa as much as the next person but i’ve never thought she was a very good singer out side of her role as gabriella. Some of her songs on her albums and things were okay but come on honestly, she’s not the best singer in the world. Especially not live…RENT is number 3 in my top ten favorite movies and i absolutely without a doubt love Rosario Dawson and she played the hell out of MIMI in the movie RENT so I was really expecting Vanessa to live up to that image but sadly she did not. She looks amazing of course I mean she goes to the gym like everyday but as for the voice regardless of the quality of the video she sounded really bad…i wanted to see the show desperately but unfortunately i live on the East coast with no way of getting there. I hope she does good the rest of the week…I’d like to see more than just her though..i want to see the TANGO MAUREEN =]

  • stella

    @duuumm: what comments are you looking at sunshine? all the ones i twitter i have read say she freaking killed it and was absoutly amazing.

  • honey

    AMAZING !!!!

  • babyVlove1

    WOW as in WOW
    even though that was low quality
    that was totally AWESOME
    I LOVE YOU V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mike

    super cool like it

  • Roise

    erm yeah. she didn’t kill it really did she. you fans are just too hard core to admit maybe she can’t sing that well.

    she should stick to films where they can edit her voice

  • W.S

    Wow, i like it!

  • ehryle

    SHE IS SO AWESOME!!! great talent… love Vanessa :)

  • Mimi

    Performing without you link:

  • Roise

    not bad. she needs vocal work

  • Oh My efron

    Ehh No She Doesn’t. -.-

  • Oh My efron

    @thatGirl :Eh,No She doesn’t.

  • Laura

    I can’t believe people hated her in her performance today..Have anyone else heard “Without You” by Vanessa Hudgens and Aaron Tveit? It was AWESOME! Here’s the link =>

  • lover

    love her