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Chita Rivera

Also Credited As: Conchita Del Rivero
 
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Bio:
A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. A versatile ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (89)

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA

Bio:
A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. A versatile ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Claire Zachanassian
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2014
Claire
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2012
Princess Puffer
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Claire Zachanassian
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Production, 2007
Claire Zachanassian
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Chita Rivera
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production [Cancelled], 2004
Claire Zachanassian
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Liliane La Fleur
  [Chicago (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2001
Claire Zachanassian
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2000
Reno Sweeney
Reno Sweeney
  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Countess Aurelia
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Roxie Hart [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 1997
Roxie Hart [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Spider Woman/Aurora
Spider Woman / Aurora
  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Spider Woman/Aurora
  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Anna
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
The Queen
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Rose
  [Broadway]
1979
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Velma Kelly
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1969
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Anyanka
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1963
Athena Constantine
  [West End]
London Production, 1961
Rose Grant
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Rose Grant
Rose Alvarez
  [West End]
London Production, 1958
Anita
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Anita
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
mehitabel (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Rita Romano
Rita Romano
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Fifi
Fifi
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Dancer [Replacement]

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Claire Zachanassian

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Production, 2014
Claire

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2012
Princess Puffer

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Claire Zachanassian

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Production, 2007
Claire Zachanassian

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Chita Rivera

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production [Cancelled], 2004
Claire Zachanassian

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Liliane La Fleur

  [Chicago (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2001
Claire Zachanassian

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2000
Reno Sweeney

Reno Sweeney

  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Countess Aurelia

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1997
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Revival, 1997
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Spider Woman/Aurora

Spider Woman / Aurora

  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Spider Woman/Aurora

  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Anna

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
The Queen

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Rose

  [Broadway]
1979
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Velma Kelly

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1969
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Anyanka

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1963
Athena Constantine

  [West End]
London Production, 1961
Rose Grant

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Rose Grant

Rose Alvarez

  [West End]
London Production, 1958
Anita

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Anita

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
mehitabel (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Rita Romano

Rita Romano

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Fifi

Fifi

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1953
Dancer [Replacement]

Chita Rivera Biography

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. A versatile actress/singer/dancer, her most recent starring roles include The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a dazzling musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas. She trained as a ballerina (from age nine) before receiving a scholarship to the School of American Ballet from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine. Chita’s first appearance (age 17) was as a principal dancer in Call Me Madam. Her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story brought her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry’s Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes. Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita performed her solo concert at London’s Cadogan Hall; in 2018 she was honored as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Great Performances aired their special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career nationally on PBS. Her current solo CD is entitled And Now I Swing. Her most treasured production is her daughter, singer/dancer/choreographer Lisa Mordente.


Chita Rivera Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Lifetime Achievement Award
Chita Rivera
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Chita Rivera, The Visit
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Chita Rivera, The Visit
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Chita Rivera, The Visit
 
Theatre World Awards - 2015 - John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement Gold Star
Chita Rivera
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera, The Visit
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Chita Rivera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical Gold Star
Chita RiveraThe Visit
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Chita Rivera, Nine
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Chita Rivera , Nine
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera, Nine
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Chita RiveraKiss of the Spider Woman, The Musical
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - The American Express Tribute Gold Star
Chita Rivera
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Best Actress - Musical Gold Star
Chita Rivera, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Chita Rivera, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Drama League Awards - 1993 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Chita Rivera
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Chita Rivera, Kiss of the Spider Woman
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera, Jerry's Girls
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Chita Rivera, The Rink
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Chita Rivera, The Rink
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera, Merlin
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Chita Rivera, Bring Back Birdie
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera, Bring Back Birdie
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera, Chicago
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Chita Rivera , Bye Bye Birdie

Chita Rivera News

The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners Photo The Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 39th Elliot Norton Award Winners
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2022

Awards were announced tonight for more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, ensembles and productions by the Boston Theater Critics Association at The 39th Elliot Norton Awards. 

Nicholas Barasch to Play Final Performance in HADESTOWN in June; Chibueze Ihuoma to T Photo Nicholas Barasch to Play Final Performance in HADESTOWN in June; Chibueze Ihuoma to Take Over as Orpheus
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Nicholas Barasch, who launched the North American Tour of Hadestown last fall in the role of Orpheus, will play his final performance at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, June 12. Chibueze Ihuoma, currently a member of the Workers Chorus and understudy for Orpheus in the tour, will take over the role starting Tuesday, June 14. 

FOR COLORED GIRLS to Host '100 Women of Hip Hop Sisterhood Sunday' With Camille A. Br Photo FOR COLORED GIRLS to Host '100 Women of Hip Hop Sisterhood Sunday' With Camille A. Brown & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

The¬†reimagined revival of¬†Ntozake Shange‚Äôs¬†groundbreaking¬†for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf¬†will host ‚Äú100 Women of Hip Hop Sisterhood Sunday,‚ÄĚ a spirited gathering of Black women on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Performances for Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration Ar Photo Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Performances for Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration Are Rescheduled to July
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced that due to Chita Rivera recently testing positive for COVID-19, Ms. Rivera's upcoming TRUST Cabaret Series performances Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration, on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, have been rescheduled.

Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS Photo Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson. 

Charlotte d'Amboise, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More to Take Part in Memorial Celebratio Photo Charlotte d'Amboise, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More to Take Part in Memorial Celebration of the Life of Jacques d'Amboise
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

National Dance Institute has announced the Memorial Celebration of the Life of Jacques d’Amboise will take place at New York City Center on June 1, 2022, at 7pm.  General admission tickets are free to the public and available on a first-come/first-served basis.

Michael Oberholtzer and Harvey Fierstein Will Be Honored at the 76th Annual Theatre W Photo Michael Oberholtzer and Harvey Fierstein Will Be Honored at the 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, that Michael Oberholtzer (Take Me Out) will receive the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will receive the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

Chita Rivera, Donna Kane, and DeLaney Westfall Join Irish Rep's 2022 Gala Photo Chita Rivera, Donna Kane, and DeLaney Westfall Join Irish Rep's 2022 Gala
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

The evening will take place at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm and will honor Loretta Brennan Glucksman with Irish Repertory Theatre's Visionary Leadership Award in recognition of her philanthropic support of Irish communities and her tireless work in promoting Irish culture and heritage in the US and around the world.

Wake Up With BWW 5/18: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners, Chita Rivera Award Nominat Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/18: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners, Chita Rivera Award Nominations, and More!
by - May 18, 2022

Today's top stories include the 2022 Outer Critics Circle awards, which were presented to The Lehman Trilogy and Kimberly Akimbo, among many others. Check out the full winners list below! The Chita Rivera Award nominations have also been announced, which include Sutton Foster, Hugh Jackman, and more!

Ahrens & Flaherty Celebration A JOURNEY TO THE PAST Announces Date Change Photo Ahrens & Flaherty Celebration A JOURNEY TO THE PAST Announces Date Change
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The Ahrens & Flaherty celebration A Journey to the Past has been rescheduled and will now play at the West End’s Lyric Theatre on 12th September. The event was previously scheduled to take place on 6 June.   

Chita Rivera Videos

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

Josh Young and Emily Padgett Will Bring VALJEAN, COSETTE AND A STRING QUARTET to the  VideoJosh Young and Emily Padgett Will Bring VALJEAN, COSETTE AND A STRING QUARTET to the Green Room 42
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022

On April 9 (7pm), join Tony Award Nominee Josh Young and his wife, Broadway Star Emily Padgett at the Green Room 42, as they celebrate the decade that gave us Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera and Cats - the decade where Stephen Sondheim and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber reached the pinnacle of their creative mastery: the 1980’s.

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary VideoVIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary
by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Opera Stars Honor Justino Díaz On The 44th Kennedy Center Hono VideoVIDEO: Chita Rivera & Opera Stars Honor Justino Díaz On The 44th Kennedy Center Honors
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 44th Honorees for lifetime artistic achievements: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz, Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

VIDEO: Watch Star-Studded 'Sunday' Clip from TICK, TICK...BOOM! VideoVIDEO: Watch Star-Studded 'Sunday' Clip from TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

Netflix has released the complete 'Sunday' sequence from tick, tick...BOOM!, complete with numerous Broadway cameos. Sung by Andrew Garfield, the clip features appearances by Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andrew Dé Shields, Reneé Elise Goldsberry, Daphne Rubin Vega, Phillipa Soo, Chuck Cooper, and more.

VIDEO: Go Behind the 'Sunday Brunch' Scene in New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Featurette VideoVIDEO: Go Behind the 'Sunday Brunch' Scene in New TICK, TICK...BOOM! Featurette
by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

The video explores one of the film's biggest scenes, the 'Sunday Brunch' sequence, which features a number of big Broadway cameos. Check out the new video, which includes a look at Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Lin Manuel Miranda, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin Vega, Beth Malone, Chita Rivera, and more!

VIDEO: All New Clips of the South Korean Production of HADESTOWN VideoVIDEO: All New Clips of the South Korean Production of HADESTOWN
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021

All new clips have been released of the South Korean cast of Hadestown! The cast notably features Xiumin of K-Pop group EXO, alternating in the role of Orpheus. The production opened on September 7.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At HADESTOWN In South Korea VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At HADESTOWN In South Korea
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the South Korean cast of Hadestown! The cast notably features Xiumin of K-Pop group EXO, alternating in the role of Orpheus. The production opened on September 7.

VIDEO: Dick Van Dyke & Chita Rivera Discuss Their Lives in the Theater VideoVIDEO: Dick Van Dyke & Chita Rivera Discuss Their Lives in the Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 1, 2021

Watch as the longtime friends chat about Dick Van Dyke's career. Earlier this year, stage and screen legend Dick Van Dyke received a Kennedy Center Honor- which almost 20 years ago was also bestowed upon the equally legendary Chita Rivera. In the video, the friends chat about the significance of the honor, their shared experiences and the career and achievements of Van Dyke.  


Chita Rivera Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chita Rivera been in?
Chita Rivera has appeared on Broadway in 22 shows.

How many West End shows has Chita Rivera been in?
Chita Rivera has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Chita Rivera's first West End show?
Chita Rivera's first West End show was West Side Story which opened in 1958

What awards has Chita Rivera been nominated for?
Lifetime Achievement Award (Tony Awards) , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Visit , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Visit , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit , John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement (Theatre World Awards) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Visit , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood , Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Visit , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nine , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nine , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nine , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Musical , The American Express Tribute (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Jerry's Girls , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rink , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Rink , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Merlin , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bring Back Birdie , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Bring Back Birdie Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chicago and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Bye Bye Birdie .

What awards has Chita Rivera won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Visit, John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement (Theatre World Awards), Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Visit , Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nine, The American Express Tribute (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss of the Spider Woman Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rinkand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Rink.