Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo passes away

The 56-year-old interpreter died yesterday Saturday, but the reasons are still unknown

Broadway stages mourn the death of 56-year-old actress Doreen Montalvo, who passed away on Saturday for reasons that are still unknown , with a career on stage, including the successful production of “In The Heights,” and on television. in series like “Madame Secretary”.

Montalvo also starred in the films “In The Heights,” an adaptation of the first Latin musical to hit the stage on Broadway, and in the adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s musical “West Side Story,” which will premiere next year.

On Broadway he was part of the original cast of “In The Heights ” and also participated in “Flash Dance”, ” The Musical”, ” Giant “, “On Your Feet !” , the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Most recently on “Mrs Doubtfire,” based on the movie starring Robin Williams, which only had three preview roles before Broadway turned off its lights due to the coronavirus.

Her television credits include “Law & Order”, “Madame Secretary” “One Life To Live”, “Smash”, AMC, “The Good Wife” and “Elementary”.

“We are devastated to hear that she has left us today. Our thoughts and prayers continue with her husband Mike Mann and his family during this time,” his representative Steve Maihack said on Instagram reporting his death.

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It’s been my honor and extreme pleasure to have worked with Doreen, as her manager. From the minute we met it was like we had been friends for years. Kindred spirits, for sure. My favorite memory will be watching you as Gloria Fajardo in the OYF tour at the open-air outside KC Starlight theater….belting out ‘Mi Tierra’ to an audience of 8000, with the sun literally setting as if God himself was directing the most PERFECT moment for us all. It was thrilling. This last year had been such an exciting one for Doreen with the filming of both the IN THE HEIGHTS and WEST SIDE STORY feature films, as well as her return to Broadway in MRS DOUBTFIRE. She was also making strides in the tv world- which she was a natural at. Doreen could do anything. She was like a winning lotto ticket. She was all of ours winning lotto ticket. We will continue to carry her, telling her story and remembering the talent and love she shared with us all. Most importantly the LOVE, as long as there is love. “And as I say these words My heart's about to break And ay Mama What do you do when your dreams come true? I've spent my life inheriting dreams from you What do I do with this winning ticket? What can I do but pray?” DOREEN, what an absolute blessing to have known you on your incredible human journey. I pray for you and will love and miss you, para siempre. Para Siempre. PARA SIEMPRE. Rest In Peace. ❤️ #rip

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He highlighted in his message that “Doreen could do anything. She was like a winning lottery ticket.”

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“We will continue to tell his story and remember the talent and love he shared with all of us,” said Maihack.

The actress and singer played various characters in the original play “In The Heights,” written and starring Lin Manuel Miranda, who has mourned the death of his colleague.

“Doreen Montalvo was the first actress to audition for ‘In The Heights’ in the basement of the Drama bookstore in 2002. The first. She sang ‘Qué Te Pedi’ by La Lupe and it was embedded in my heart in an instant. voice had that tear, that tear. Inimitable and hers, “Miranda said on her Twitter account.

He stressed that everyone who knew Doreen became her new friends. “He hugged his friends with great affection and ease,” recalled the award-winning actor.

“It’s monstrously unfair that we don’t spend more time with her. More shows with her. More music with her. More life with her. When someone brings so much joy and love to everyone they meet, so much commitment to the craft they love … It’s unfair. And heartbreaking, “lamented Miranda, who recalled several moments of his relationship with the actress.

According to the digital newspaper Deadline, the actress had suffered a stroke a month ago.