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Dana Solimando

 
Bio:
escribed by the Chicago Tribune as “Exceptional” and “Razor Sharp” Dana Solimando’s work as a choreographer, director, performer, and teacher has run the gamut from Broadway to TV and film. Her Broadway credits include Cats as “Rumpleteazer”, Swing! as the Country Swing girl and Peter ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
escribed by the Chicago Tribune as “Exceptional” and “Razor Sharp” Dana Solimando’s work as a choreographer, director, performer, and teacher has run the gamut from Broadway to TV and film. Her Broadway credits include Cats as “Rumpleteazer”, Swing! as the Country Swing girl and Peter ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Touring Revival - Return Engagement [Broadway], 1999
Liza
Tiger Lily
  [Broadway]
Touring Revival - Broadway Engagement, 1998
Liza/Tiger Lily
Liza
Tiger Lily
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Rumpleteazer [Replacement]

Photos

Danny Bernardo, Gabriella Carrillo, and Choreographer Dana Solimando Photo

Danny Bernardo, Gabriella Carrillo, and Choreographer Dana Solimando

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Date:
10/31/2021
Cast members Billy Kametz, Nina Schreckengost, Choreographer Dana Solimando and cast  Photo

Cast members Billy Kametz, Nina Schreckengost, Choreographer Dana Solimando and cast member Chris Marcos

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Date:
05/03/2016
Billy Kametz, Nina Schreckengost, Dana Solimando and Chris Marcos  Photo

Billy Kametz, Nina Schreckengost, Dana Solimando and Chris Marcos

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Date:
05/03/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Touring Revival - Return Engagement [Broadway], 1999
Liza

Tiger Lily

  [Broadway]
Touring Revival - Broadway Engagement, 1998
Liza/Tiger Lily

Liza

Tiger Lily

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Rumpleteazer [Replacement]

Dana Solimando Biography

escribed by the Chicago Tribune as “Exceptional” and “Razor Sharp” Dana Solimando’s work as a choreographer, director, performer, and teacher has run the gamut from Broadway to TV and film.
Her Broadway credits include Cats as “Rumpleteazer”, Swing! as the Country Swing girl and Peter Pan as “Tiger Lily”. She has also performed in numerous other national tours, regional, and international theatre productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, Grease, Sugar Babies, Gypsy, Oklahoma! and Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular NYC. Dana has also performed with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Daphne Rubin Vega and Sheryl Crow and has been seen on The Today show, VH-1, MTV, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. She can also be seen as “Tiger Lily” on the A&E film adaptation of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby and in 1999 was recognized as Dance Spirit Magazine’s Rising Star as well as Playbill’s Star Of The Month. As director/choreographer, Dana’s awards include three LA Stage Alliance Ovation awards for Swing! (2004 & 2006 Best Choreography/ 2002 Best Ensemble), NAACP Theatre Award nomination for Andrew Lloyd Weber’s revival of Jesus Christ Superstar starring the late Carl Anderson (Best Choreography) and a two time Stage Scene LA award winner (Best Choreographer 2010-11 and Choreographer of the Year 2009-10). She has also directed and choreographed numerous productions of Cats around the country. Other choreography credits include the premier of South Street at the Pasadena Playhouse, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, South Street, Buddy, Oliver, Too Old For The Chorus, Hairspray, Miss Saigon, Spring Awakening, Parade, and Wizard of Oz. Also a director/choreographer for Crystal Cruises she mounted two new shows: Route 66 and I Write The Songs. Before her professional career, Dana was a dance instructor for Phil Black/Dance Central Station prior to their move to the renowned Broadway Dance Center, as well as for American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC




Dana Solimando News

VIDEO: La Mirada Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA! Photo VIDEO: La Mirada Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2021

Mamma Mia is now playing at La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts. Performances will run through Sunday, November 21, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

Photos: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts Photo Photos: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

Mamma Mia is now playing at La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts. Performances will run through Sunday, November 21, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Check out all new photos here!

BWW Review: Vibrant, Fun-Filled MAMMA MIA! Dances Its Way to La Mirada Photo BWW Review: Vibrant, Fun-Filled MAMMA MIA! Dances Its Way to La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Nov 3, 2021

Some stage shows just refuse to retreat into the sunset, and one of those is MAMMA MIA!, that enduring, unapologetically giddy jukebox musical, now getting a fun, vibrant new staging at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, under the direction of T.J. Dawson. With performances continuing in the city of La Mirada, CA through Sunday, November 21, this infectiously peppy show---featuring a book by playwright Catherine Johnson that wraps around songs made famous by ABBA---is certainly an invigorating way to welcome theatergoers back for live, in-person performances, especially those looking for a silly, non-serious respite from our current realities. If you're looking for some cute laughs paired with some terrific singing and dancing, this show should fit the bill.

Photos: Curtain Call Of MAMMA MIA! At La Mirada Theatre Photo Photos: Curtain Call Of MAMMA MIA! At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Nov 2, 2021

MAMMA MIA! will preview on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8 pm & Saturday, October 30 at 2 pm (with a press opening on Saturday, October 30 at 8 pm) and run through Sunday, November 21, 2021 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

MAMMA MIA! Comes to La Mirada This Month Photo MAMMA MIA! Comes to La Mirada This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment will welcome fans back into their newly renovated theatre to find yourself singing along to the electric and exhilarating, MAMMA MIA! Find out how to get tickets and learn more about the show.

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Entertainment Announce 2021-2022 Se Photo La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Entertainment Announce 2021-2022 Season of Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

The long intermission is almost over and LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT have announced their 44th season of shows, and will welcome subscribers and audiences back for another exciting, joy-filled season of Broadway smash hits, concerts, comedy and much, much more!

3-D Theatricals Announces April 21 Line-up For 3D+U Workshops, Events, and More Photo 3-D Theatricals Announces April 21 Line-up For 3D+U Workshops, Events, and More
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2020

3D+U is back with its fun and free Tuesday Line-Up.  Check out the schedule! Events are on Zoom, as noted.  

BWW Interview: Bella Hicks of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at Tobin Center For The  Photo BWW Interview: Bella Hicks of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
by Kathy Strain - Dec 16, 2019

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER is a Christmas tradition for many around the world. The stop motion animated TV special first aired in 1964. It was a Rankin/Bass Production that had children looking forward to it every year. The show was a reminder to all that no matter who you are, no matter what your differences may seem to be on the outside, we are all the same on the inside. Now, the same story is being brought to life on stage and in theaters all around the country during this Christmas season. As it makes a stop in San Antonio, Texas and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, BroadwayWorld caught up with Bella Hicks who plays the part of Rudolph in this amazing production.

Jonathan Bennett Will Host The 8th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Photo Jonathan Bennett Will Host The 8th Annual Jerry Herman Awards
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2019

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced that Jonathan Bennett will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for THE 8TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. This celebrated annual awards show will take place at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7pm.

La Mirada Theatre Announces Upcoming Season - GRUMPY OLD MEN and More! Photo La Mirada Theatre Announces Upcoming Season - GRUMPY OLD MEN and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2019

Tony-nominated LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT announce its 42nd season of shows with something irresistible; something courageous; something grumpy; something killer; something good - in short, a "something for everyone" season! We start off with the West Coast premiere of Hal Linden, Cathy Rigby and Ken Page starring in GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL; followed by the Broadway and London smash-hit, Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL; then, a fresh spin on the hilarious, killer black comedy ARSENIC AND OLD LACE; next, we present one of the all-time great family musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece THE SOUND OF MUSIC and our season finale will find you "having the time of your life" and dancing in the aisles to ABBA and the irresistible MAMMA MIA! This phenomenal season also includes the bonus options of the legendary ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, country superstar TRAVIS TRITT, and the soulful sounds of THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS. LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT have everything for the young (and young at heart!) with this extraordinary season of first-class entertainment. Our Southern California subscribers and audiences are not going to want to miss a single spectacular event this coming year at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts!

Dana Solimando Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at brand new highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents HAIR, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' HAIR is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below!

STAGE TUBE: James Barbour Sings 'Bring Him Home' from La Mirada's LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

LES MISERABLES will star James Barbour as Jean Valjean and 'American Idol' Season Four Finalist Anthony Fedorov as Enjolras. LES MISERABLES will preview on Friday, May 30, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, May 31) and run through Sunday, June 22, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. In the video below, Barbour sings 'Bring Him Home' from the musical. Click below to listen to the full song!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of HAIRSPRAY at 3-D Theatricals
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2012

3-D Theatricals presents the final show of its 2012 season, the Tony Award-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, choreography by Dana Solimando, musical direction by Allen Everman, and directed by 3-D Theatricals Executive Producer and Artistic Director T.J. Dawson. HAIRSPRAY began performances on Friday, October 12, and performs through Sunday, October 28 at the historic Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave. in Fullerton. HAIRSPRAY will then travel across town to perform at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. for three performances only November 2-4. Get a look behind the scenes with HAIRSPRAY's cast and creative team in the video below!


Dana Solimando Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dana Solimando been in?
Dana Solimando has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Dana Solimando been in?
Dana Solimando has not appeared in the West End