Saturday, October 4, 2014

2014 HOLA Awards Honorees: BIANCA MARROQUÍN

Bianca Marroquín (Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award) is a triple threat entertainer–singer, dancer and actress. She is the recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Chicago at Washington's Kennedy Center, as well as five Mexican Critics Association trophies, including Best Actress. In March 2014, she was named the first-ever National Ambassador for Viva Broadway, a partnership between the Hispanic community and the Great White Way. She became part of the Mexico City cast of Beauty and the Beast, so she decided to move there and start her professional theatre career. She performed in Mexican productions of several Broadway musicals: Rent (1999-2001), The Phantom of the Opera, and Chicago, which landed her an invitation to perform as Roxie Hart, with George Hamilton as Billy Flynn, at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. Afterward, she returned to Mexico City to close the Chicago season and join the Mexican cast of The Vagina Monologues. Her recent off-Broadway work has included And the World Goes 'Round in October 2007 and the North Shore Music Theatre production of Bye Bye Birdie in summer 2008. She starred as Maria in the Mexican production of The Sound of Music alongside Lisardo and Olivia Bucio and after 100 performances, she returned to work in the USA tour of the Chicago company. She later joined the Broadway cast of In The Heights in the role of Daniela. In 2010, she returned to television as a judge for "Mira Quién Baila" and then "Pequenos Gigantes" in 2011. From there, Televisa cast her as the main protagonist of the new telenovela, "Esperanza del Corazón". It premiered on July 18, 2011 in Mexico. She also sings the theme song to the telenovela, titled "Esperanza del Corazón". She then played Mary Poppins in the first production of the Disney musical of the same name in Spanish in 2012 in Mexico City. Her solo album, “El mundo era mío”, was recently released.

The 2014 HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Battery Gardens, in Battery Park, overlooking New York Harbor at the southernmost tip of Manhattan. For more information, click here.

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