David Hernandez has been reported on TMZ, MTV and other acronymic sites as traveling to New York to audition for Rent. Season four contestant, Constantine Maroulis has all ready 'hit that' - he toured in the Broadway international touring company of the show as the lead role Roger Davis. Adding to other Idols that have been a part of the Rent production, both Frenchie Davis and Tamyra Gray (she's brilliant) have had spots in the musical.
In the MTV piece it is revealed that Hernandez auditioned for but was turned down to play Roger Davis. Currently he is apparently being considered for a more minor role. The producers were impressed with his big voice, but hesitant to portray him as a lead due to his lack of experience. Still if he is selected for any role in this production it lends to his resume' and certainly can benefit his career. Personally, I think Hernandez a good fit for Broadway. His performances on Idol were certainly on the theatric side, and then too his history as a stripper can lend something... to acting skills.
David Hernandez' best performance on the show, video c/o akersora
This is a cheeky Connie performance, the guy can be funny. Video c/o LoveMyCon