STAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega Strips Down for WHAT'S UNDERNEATH PROJECT
In the latest installment of the What's Underneath Project, presented by StyleLikeU, Broadway veteran Daphne Rubin-Vega speaks out about showbiz's sexism, its ageism against women, and its racism against Latinas. Daphne declares, "I appreciate being called a success. But the truth is, I'm more than success: I'm a fucking miracle."? Check out the full episode below!
Rubin-Vega is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk nominee (1996/2004) and the recipient of the Theater World, Obie (1996) and Blockbuster (1998) awards. She has been a member of the Labyrinth Theater Company since 1992. Rubin-Vega is perhaps best known for originating the roles of Mimi in RENT and Conchita in Anna in the Tropics; both were Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway shows for which she was nominated for Tony Awards.
She originated the role of Rahmi in Karen Hartman's Gum, Sofia in Nilo Cruz's Two Sisters and a Piano, Canary Mary in Suzan-Lori Parks' F*cking A (Lucille Lortel nomination) and Lucy in Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating at the Public Theater. She also starred in the Broadway revivals of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magenta) and Les Miserables (Fantine). Rubin-Vega's credits include detective Gloria Perez in Wild Things, starring Kevin Bacon and Matt Dillon(Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actress); Tia in Flawless, opposite Robert De Niro; and, most recently, reprising the role of Lucy in the film version of Jack Goes Boating, which was Phillip Seymour Hoffman's film directorial debut.