Emmy Award-winning television host and Broadway singer/performer Jai Rodriguez.
Emmy Award-winning television host and Broadway singer/performer Jai Rodriguez began his career at age 18 when he was cast in the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical RENT. Jai continued his Broadway career, appearing in shows like The Producers and Spinning Into Butter. He created and performed the title role of Zanna in the Off-Broadway sensation Zanna, Don’t!. In tandem with his Broadway career, Jai became a star in the firmament of New York City nightlife when he created his long-running Twisted Cabaret. A concert series that ran for three consecutive years at one of New York City’s most notable hotpots – Club XL. He recently introduced the show to Los Angeles at West Hollywoods newest sensation REVOLVER.
A dynamic vocalist, Jai has had the honor of sharing the stage with musical legends. The likes of Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Brian McKnight, Taylor Dayne and Michelle Williams. Jai was featured in Lady Gaga’s video “Telephone” featuring Beyoncé. Most recognized for his role in Bravo’s culturally groundbreaking series Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. Jai created a niche role on the Emmy Award-winning series as the ‘Culture Vulture.’ A youthfully savvy addition to the show’s already dynamic cast. Working regularly as an authority in culture and style, Jai has hosted for a veritable grab-bag of lifestyle entertainment programming. It includes Styleyes Miami (SiTv), America’s Prom Queen (ABC Family). Also, Ultimate Style (Style Network), two consecutive season’s of Groomer Has It (Animal Planet), and Model Latina (SiTv). He was also an ABC official pre-show host for the 2009 American Music Awards.
Jai continues to develop his professional musical endeavors both in and out of the recording studio. Furthermore he performed his one-man shows XPOSED, My Truth, and Dirty Little Secrets in Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego and New York. In addition Jai currently serves as the Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer for LOGO’s much anticipated new series Bad Sex. Bad Sex will offer a frank and shocking behind-the-scenes look at the process of healing severe sexual disorders from both inside and outside the therapy room. Also The 10-episode series Bad Sex will air it’s second season this winter on LOGO TV.
The past few years Jai returned to TV in dramatic roles on NBCs Harrys Law, ABCs Detroit 187, and Days Of Our Lives. He also plays Wayne Bradys husband Tom on CBS hit How I Met Your Mother. Other roles include guest star appearances on NBCs Are You There Chelsea?, FOXs Bones, and as a transgender woman Amanda Knott on NBCs HARRYS LAW.
Jai continues to be an advocate for issues he is passionate about. Also, working with organizations like the NOH8 Campaign, AIDS WALK, Project Angel Food, the Trevor Project and Love is Louder campaign which fights bullying.