Born and raised in Brooklyn, Wilson J Heredia was always surrounded by music. His mother was a seamstress and his father was a super. But they were both very musical. He studied medicine, and thought about advertising, but he realized he had to express himself, so he got into acting. He worked at a railway station in NY before he auditioned for the musical, RENT. He said he needed the $300 a week. Unbeknownst to him, his stint with the hit-musical would bring him popularity as a singer, dancer and actor, fans from all over the world and both the 1996 Tony award and Drama Desk award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
He played Angel Dumott Schunard, a gay transvestite infected with AIDS for two years before quitting on November of 1997
Won Broadway's 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for "Rent
His favorite movies include The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Spider-Man (2002), The Last Dragon (1985), and Batman Returns (1992)