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Daphne Rubin-Vega

Date of Birth: November 18, 1969 (53)

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 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.

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Daphne Rubin-Vega STAGE CREDITS

Signature Theater World Premiere Production, 2022

[Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020

The Public Theater New York Premiere, 2018

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

[New York]
Signature Theatre World Premiere Production, 2016

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

Classic Stage Company Production, 2013

Broadway Revival, 2012
Stella Kowalski

The New Group Production, 2011


Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006


Reunion Concert, 2006
Mimi Marquez

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006




Original Broadway Production, 2003

Canary Mary


Broadway Revival, 2000




Broadway Transfer, 1996
Mimi Marquez

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Mimi Marquez

Mimi Marquez

[New York]
Workshop, 2005

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TheaterWorksUSA to Receive NEA Grant for its Production of DOT DOT DOT: A New Musical

TheaterWorksUSA has been approved for a $40,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the development, world premiere production, and tour of DOT DOT DOT: A New Musical.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Opening Night!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK opened on Broadway, Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there to capture stars, including the New York, New York creative team, as they arrive on the red carpet. Check out the photos here!

Photos: See Stephanie Hsu, Sarah Ruhl & More at Signature Theater's Gala

See photos from Signature Theater's Gala featuring Stephanie Hsu and more.

Photos: TheaterWorksUSA Performs at The White House Easter Egg Roll

TheaterWorksUSA performed at The White House Easter Egg  Roll on April 10, 2023.  Check out photos here!

CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL to be Presented at TheaterWorkUSA This Summer

Following the success of Dog Man: The Musical, TheaterWorkUSA’s new musical adaptation of  Dav Pilkey’s acclaimed and bestselling Cat Kid Comic Club series will debut at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Recap the Recent Works of Thomas Kail

Thomas Kail is returning to Broadway to direct the new revival of Sweeney Todd, which is now in previews and officially opens on March 26. Here are just a few of his projects from the past decade, that you may or may not have known about!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Six Recoups, Government Funding Shifts in Australia and Canada

Governmental funding shifts continue around the globe as governments reveal their latest budget proposals - often with some form of a decrease of support for the creative economy as these countries wind down the support they offered at the height of the pandemic.

Get to Know the Tony Nominators

This time of year, most know the most important people in the industry are sadly not anyone putting on a show, but rather the Tony nominators. Usually, this is the time that many selected nominators start dropping out, typically because of involvement in an eligible production or failure to see all eligible productions. This season, we’ve so far had very few recusals, so as of now there is a pretty full slate.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the BAD CINDERELLA Opening Night Red Carpet

See photos of stars as they arrive on the Bad Cinderella opening night red carpet!

Jason Robert Brown, Lillias White, Sutton Foster, and More Set For TheaterWorksUSA Spring Benefit

TheaterWorksUSA, currently presenting the hit family show Dog Man The Musical at New World Stages, will host its annual Spring Gala on Monday, April 24 (cocktails begin at 6 PM) at The Current at Chelsea Piers. 

All The World's A Stage For Irondale's Open Mic SHAKESPEARE SONNET MARATHON In Cuyler Gore Park, April 1

Irondale, now celebrating forty years of artistically ambitious, cutting-edge theatre, celebrates the birthday and impact of William Shakespeare with the Shakespeare Sonnet Marathon- Take 2, April 1, 2023.

Video: Celebrate 15 Years of IN THE HEIGHTS

In the Heights opened on Broadway on March 9, 2008. Watch videos of the original cast in action!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL At New World Stages

TheaterWorksUSA has announced the cast and creative team for Dog Man: The Musical  as its returns to New York.  See how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Anthony Rapp & Friends Celebrate Opening Night of WITHOUT YOU

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opened just last night, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below!

Dipti Bramhandkar Named The Farm Theater's 2023-24 Playwriting Fellow

Now in its tenth season of supporting emerging writers The Farm Theater has awarded their 2023/24 College Collaboration Project Commission to playwright Dipti Bramhandkar.

The Fled Collective Announces 2023 Season Featuring a Hip Hop Musical, New Plays & More

The Fled Collective will present its second season at Tribeca's Flea Theater as the organization's Key Resident Company-a reparative grant and partnership offered to a company that centers Black, Brown, and Queer artists.

DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL Limited Run to Open at New World Stages in March

TheaterWorksUSA  will bring  Dog Man: The Musical  back to New York, beginning its limited eight-week run on  March 4  through April 30 at New World Stages.

Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max

HBO Max offers a collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia's catalog and a roster of new Max Originals. Among those include an impressive lineup of muscials, plays, and films that theater lovers will enjoy. From Dear Evan Hansen to West Side Story to Cats, check out what Broadway lovers can stream on HBO Max now!

Photos: Go Inside BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opening Night

See photos of the stars arriving at opening night of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Between Riverside and Crazy, and get a look inside the party! 

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Jaime Lozano's DESAPARECIDAS at JACK

Get a first look at opening night photos of Jaime Lozano’s new Mexican musical DESAPARECIDAS started its performances last week at JACK.


Daphne Rubin-Vega has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Daphne Rubin-Vega has not appeared in the West End

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 .

Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Rent.

Daphne Rubin-Vega's next show will be My Broken Language which opens on 11/6/2022 on Off-Broadway.

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