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Daphne Rubin-Vega

 
Birth Place:
Panama City, PANAMA
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Daphne Rubin-Vega is best known for the roles she originated, including Mimi (RENT) and Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. Other originated roles include Dolores in Empanada Loca, Rahmi in Gum, Sofia in Nilo Cruz' Two Sisters and a Piano, Canary Mary in ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: November 18, 1969 (52)

Birth Place: Panama City, PANAMA

Bio:
Daphne Rubin-Vega is best known for the roles she originated, including Mimi (RENT) and Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. Other originated roles include Dolores in Empanada Loca, Rahmi in Gum, Sofia in Nilo Cruz' Two Sisters and a Piano, Canary Mary in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020
Daniela
  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2018
Beatriz
  [New York]
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw Production, 2017
Performer
  [New York]
Signature Theatre World Premiere Production, 2016
Inez
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Spanish-language Revival, 2014
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2013
Nurse
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Stella Kowalski
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Production, 2011
Yvette
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Lucy
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Fantine
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Brenda
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2006
Mimi Marquez
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Martirio
Martirio
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Grace
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Conchita
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Canary Mary
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Usherette
Magenta
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Sophia
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Mimi Marquez
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Mimi Marquez
Mimi Marquez
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

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Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne Rubin-Vega

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04/12/2022
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Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Anthony Rapp

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Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Anthony Rapp

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Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne Rubin-Vega

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Stage

Performances
  [Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020
Daniela

  [Off-Broadway]
The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2018
Beatriz

  [New York]
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw Production, 2017
Performer

  [New York]
Signature Theatre World Premiere Production, 2016
Inez

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Spanish-language Revival, 2014
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Production, 2013
Nurse

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Stella Kowalski

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Production, 2011
Yvette

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Lucy

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Fantine

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Brenda

  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2006
Mimi Marquez

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Martirio

Martirio

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Grace

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Conchita

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Canary Mary

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Usherette

Magenta

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Sophia

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Mimi Marquez

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Mimi Marquez

Mimi Marquez

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

Daphne Rubin-Vega Biography

Daphne Rubin-Vega is best known for the roles she originated, including Mimi (RENT) and Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. Other originated roles include Dolores in Empanada Loca, Rahmi in Gum, Sofia in Nilo Cruz' Two Sisters and a Piano, Canary Mary in Suzan-Lori Parks' F-ing A, and Lucy in Jack Goes Boating at The Public. She appeared in the Broadway revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magenta) and Les Miserables (Fantine).

Her film credits include detective Gloria Perez in Wild Things, Flawless, opposite Robert De Niro, and reprising the role of Lucy in the film version of Jack Goes Boatingrs.

Daphne Rubin-Vega Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Miss You Like Hell
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Daphne Rubin-VegaEmpanada Loca
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Daphne Rubin-VegaEmpanada Loca
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Daphne Rubin-Vega, A Streetcar Named Desire
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Anna in the Topics
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fucking A
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Rent
 
Theatre World Awards - 1996 - Performance Gold Star
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Rent
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Rent

Daphne Rubin-Vega News

A.R.T./New York Announces Risa Shoup as New Co-Director and National Search for Secon Photo A.R.T./New York Announces Risa Shoup as New Co-Director and National Search for Second Co-Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) announced today that Risa Shoup, who began serving as Interim Executive Director in August 2020, has been named to the permanent position of Co-Director in a unanimous vote by the A.R.T./New York Board of Directors.

Orlando REP Announces TheaterWorksUSA Partnership & DOG MAN THE MUSICAL Photo Orlando REP Announces TheaterWorksUSA Partnership & DOG MAN THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Orlando Repertory Theatre will join in partnership with TheaterWorksUSA bringing three productions to Orlando REP stages during 2022-2023.  After a successful presentation of TheaterWorksUSA's The Pout-Pout Fish earlier this year, a full season partnership brings Dog Man: The Musical, Click, Clack, Moo, and The Lightning Thief: Theater for Young Audiences Edition to Orlando family audiences. Orlando REP's full 2022-2023 Season will be announced soon.

Apple TV+ Announces HELPSTERS Season Three Premiere Photo Apple TV+ Announces HELPSTERS Season Three Premiere
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

The third season features appearances by Bradley Cooper, James Monroe Iglehart, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christian Borle, Adrienne Warren, André De Shields, Judy Gold, Jordan Carlos, Shakina Nayfack, Yasha Jackson, Krysta Rodriguez, Michael Cruz Kayne, Glo Tavarez, Jerah Milligan, Alex Song-Xia, and more.

Photos: Inside TheatreWorks USA's Spring Benefit Event Photo Photos: Inside TheatreWorks USA's Spring Benefit Event
by James Blinken - May 10, 2022

On Monday, April 25th, 2022, in New York City, TheaterWorks USA had their spring benefit at 'The Current' located at Chelsea Piers. The special honorees at the event included Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane, Tom Costanzo, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Schele Williams.

Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators? Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators?
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2022

As we focus on the Tony nominations announcement on Monday, you may be wondering ‚Äď who does the nominating? This year over 50% of the announced nominators will not in fact be nominating anyone. There are now only 29 essential players in the Tony nominator pool.

Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to be Honored at TheaterWorksUSA Benefit  Photo Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to be Honored at TheaterWorksUSA Benefit 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

The event will honor Bonnie Comley & Stewart F. Lane (Tony Award-Winning Founders of BroadwayHD), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Tony Award-Nominated Actor) & Tom Costanzo, and Schele Williams (Director, Author) for their commitment to expanding access to the arts and for ensuring that young people see their stories represented.

Photos: Inside the NYTW 2022 Gala Honoring James C. Nicola Photo Photos: Inside the NYTW 2022 Gala Honoring James C. Nicola
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 12, 2022

Just last night, New York Theatre Workshop celebrated its NYTW 2022 Gala, honoring Artistic Director James C. Nicola, who will depart NYTW after 34 years on June 30, 2022. 

The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala to Honor Mia Katigbak and Les Waters Photo The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala to Honor Mia Katigbak and Les Waters
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

The Civilians (Steve Cosson, Artistic Director; Margaret Moll, Managing Director), the award-winning New York-based theater company, will honor actor-manager and co-founder of NAATCO Mia Katigbak and Obie Award-winning director and arts leader Les Waters at The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. The event, which takes place on Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm at City Winery (25 11th Ave), will celebrate two decades of creative investigation into the richness and complexity of life.

Jackie Cox & Marti Cummings to Star in TWINNING One-Night-Only Cabaret Photo Jackie Cox & Marti Cummings to Star in TWINNING One-Night-Only Cabaret
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

The Q, NYC‚Äôs hottest multi-level Queer nightlife venue, will present¬†Twinning, a special one-night-only concert event starring ‚ÄúRuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race‚ÄĚ Season 12 contestant¬†Jackie Cox¬†and ‚ÄúWorst Cooks in America‚ÄĚ Season 23 runner-up¬†Marti Cummings.

Jaime Lozano & Florencia Cuenca to Bring DESAPARECIDAS to Joe's Pub Photo Jaime Lozano & Florencia Cuenca to Bring DESAPARECIDAS to Joe's Pub
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

Musical Theatre Composer, Jaime Lozano and Singer/Director, Florencia Cuenca are bringing DESAPARECIDAS to Joe’s Pub on Monday, March 28th, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Their show explores the systematic oppression of women in the fight to end gender-based violence and the killing of women and girls in Ciudad Juárez, México.

Daphne Rubin-Vega Videos

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: Watch the TICK, TICK...BOOM! Cast Meet Fans at the Moondance Diner Food Truck VideoVIDEO: Watch the TICK, TICK...BOOM! Cast Meet Fans at the Moondance Diner Food Truck
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2021

Netflix brought back the Moondance Diner Food Truck for one¬†day only this weekend in celebration of the release of tick, tick...BOOM! The event featured Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jes√ļs, Joshua Henry, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and more.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen Clip
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2021

In the clip, watch as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Quiara Hudes, Bill Sherman, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler figured out how to end the musical's big number, 96,000.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Daphne Rubin-Vega Throw a Carnaval del Barrio in the IN THE HEIG VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Daphne Rubin-Vega Throw a Carnaval del Barrio in the IN THE HEIGHTS Movie!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2021

You can catch In the Heights in theatres and on HBO Max now! Until you do, catch a sneak peek of 'Carnaval del Barrio,' performed by Daphne Rubin-Vega with a very special introduction from Abuela Claudia herself, Olga Merediz.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING! VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

They also discussed the return of Broadway and why the industry needs to be more diverse.

VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSO VideoVIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Leslie Grace plays Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights,' which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, June 11th. 

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda VideoVIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2021

In the interview, Ramos talked about getting his career start in Radio City Music Hall, and teased his album Love and Lies. He also talked about stepping into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role for the movie adaptation of In the Heights, and how Miranda didn't offer him much advice.

VIDEO: Daphne Rubin-Vega Explains How Creators Made a More Representative IN THE HEIG VideoVIDEO: Daphne Rubin-Vega Explains How Creators Made a More Representative IN THE HEIGHTS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2021

There will most certainly be a Carnaval del Barrio on June 10, when Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical, In the Heights officially arrives. One of its stars is beloved Broadway veteran Daphne Rubin-Vega, who admits she has been dying for this chance.

VIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2021

The film adaptation of 'In The Heights' premieres on June 10th!


Daphne Rubin-Vega Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Daphne Rubin-Vega been in?
Daphne Rubin-Vega has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Daphne Rubin-Vega been in?
Daphne Rubin-Vega has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Daphne Rubin-Vega been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Miss You Like Hell , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Empanada Loca , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Empanada Loca , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Anna in the Topics , Outstanding Featured Actress (The Lortels) for Fucking A , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Rent Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Rent and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rent .

What awards has Daphne Rubin-Vega won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Rent.