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Danny Burstein, Ana Ortiz, Bianca Marroquin and More Among 2014 HOLA Award Winners; Ceremony Set for This October

Danny Burstein, Ana Ortiz, Bianca Marroquin and More Among 2014 HOLA Award Winners; Ceremony Set for This October

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, have announced that it will honor Obie and Emmy winner Héctor Elizondo ("Last Man Standing", "Chicago Hope", Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries films), five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein (currently in Cabaret on Broadway), actress Ana Ortiz ("Devious Maids", "Ugly Betty"), triple threat Bianca Marroquín (currently in Chicago on Broadway), Pedro Pascal ("Game of Thrones"), Cierra Ramírez ("The Fosters") and WNBC-TV anchor Sibila Vargas at the Fifteenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. The HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm at The Battery Gardens, overlooking and located on the waterfront overlooking New York Harbor in Battery Park (opposite 17 State Street in lower Manhattan). Sponsorship opportunities are still available. A limited number of individual tickets are available at $150.

Héctor Elizondo will receive the 2014 HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award. The star of stage and screen can currently be seen in the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing". He won an Obie for the off-Broadway play Steambath and an Emmy for his role on the CBS series "Chicago Hope". He has acted in over 80 films, including every film ever directed by Garry Marshall (17 in all, including Runaway Bride, Young Doctors in Love, The Princess Diaries movies and Pretty Woman- the last of which earned him a Golden Globe nomination).

Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, currently treading the boards on Broadway in Cabaret; and Ana Ortiz, star of the television series "Ugly Betty" and "Devious Maids", will receive the 2014 HOLA José Ferrer Tespis Award. Bianca Marroquín (currently on Broadway in Chicago, and a judge on Univision's celebrity dance competition series "¡Mira Quién Baila!") will receive the 2014 Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award.

Pedro Pascal (of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and the upcoming Netflix series "Narcos") will receive the HOLA Excellence in Television Award. Cierra Ramírez (of the ABC Family series "The Fosters") will receive the HOLA Emerging Artist Award. HOLA will present its Excellence in Media Award to WNBC-TV anchor Sibila Vargas.

In addition to the above awards HOLA will also continue its annual tradition of honoring the best of Latino theater in New York with noncompetitive awards encompassing multiple winners in each category. HOLA is at the forefront in recognizing the high caliber work being offered across New York's growing and thriving Latino theatrical stages. A list of the 2013-2014 theater awardees is on the reverse side of this sheet.

Individual tickets are $150 and can be purchased in advance by calling (212) 253-1015 or by going to www.hellohola.org. Sponsorships are also available and can be purchased by calling A.B. Lugo at (212) 253-1015 or via e-mail at ablugo@hellohola.org.

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) is an arts service/advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the presence of Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education and recognition of emerging artists. HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of the full spectrum of Latino culture and heritage in the entertainment and media industries.


2014 HOLA Awards for Excellence in Theater
(producer[s] shown in parentheses)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR
Pablo Andrade, Noche tan linda (Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater)

Armando Riesco, The Happiest Song Plays Last (Second Stage Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR
Zulema Clares, Noche tan linda (Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater)

Beatriz Cordoba, Cita a ciegas (Repertorio Español)

Caridad del Valle, Las cenizas de Troya (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/Group of the Arts)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED MALE ACTOR
Iván Camilo, Barceló con hielo (Repertorio Español)

Javier Fano, Barceló con hielo (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED FEMALE ACTOR
Xiomara Cintrón, Las cenizas de Troya (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/Group of the Arts)

Jeannie Sol, Rafael Hernández... Romance (Society of the Educational Arts)

Kathy Tejada, Elektra XXXI (Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos/Compañía Hispana de Actores Sobresalientes)

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Emely Grisanty, Edipo (Guacamolink Performing Arts)

George Riverón, Últimos días de una casa (Festival Monologando Ando)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
Ricardo Birnbaum, María Cuartero, Pep Muñoz, María Peyramaure, Xabi Soret, Días estupendos (AENY - Spanish Artists in New York/IATI Theater)

Pablo Andrade, Annia Bu, Zulema Clares, Dalia Davi, Javier Fano, Erick González, Elena Mohedano, Antonio Rubio, Fermín Suárez, El loco por fuerza (Repertorio Español)

George Bass, Fermín Suárez, Teresa Yenque, Los borrachos (El Grupo/Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL PRODUCTION/DESIGN
José López Alemán (puppet, set, and animation design), My Superhero, Roberto Clemente (Society of the Educational Arts)

Daniel Soto (choreography), My Superhero, Roberto Clemente (Society of the Educational Arts)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PLAYWRITING
Pablo García Gámez, Noche tan linda (Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater)

José Rivera, Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR)

Marco Antonio Rodríguez, Barceló con hielo (Repertorio Español)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Leyma López, El loco por fuerza (Repertorio Español)

Walter Ventosilla, Edipo (Guacamolink Performing Arts)

Andrés Zambrano, La zapatera prodigiosa (Repertorio Español)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Germán Jaramillo, for his performance in Cita a ciegas (Repertorio Español)
Edna Lee Figueroa, for her performance in Carmen Loísaida (Teatro Círculo)

GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR HOLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Barceló con hielo (Repertorio Español)

La zapatera prodigiosa (Repertorio Español)

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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