VIDEO: ON YOUR FEET's Ana Villafane Performs on 'Broadway At the White House'
Last night, TLC aired BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, an all day symposium on careers in the theater created especially for deserving high school students. The day was hosted by Matthew Morrison, currently starring in Broadway's Finding Neverland and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth and included such Broadway stars as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Estefan, Christian Borle, Cicely Tyson, Laura Michelle Kelly and performances by the casts of Finding Neverland, Fun Home, An American in Paris, On Your Feet!, School of Rockand Something Rotten.
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), On Your Feet! tells the story of two people who - through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream - showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "1-2-3," "Get On Your Feet," "Don't Want To Lose You Now," and "Coming Out Of The Dark," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the musical will be choreographed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with a book by Academy Award nominee Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman film, The Bodyguard Musical).
Ana Villafañe makes her Broadway debut as Gloria Estefan opposite Josh Segarra as Emilio Estefan. On Your Feet! opened on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.