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Gabrielle Ruiz

 
Bio:
Gabrielle is known for portraying the role of Valencia on The CW's critically acclaimed musical comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She can also be seen on Alone Together, Orange Is The New Black, Law & Order: SVU and Sesame Street. She was last seen on Broadway in If/Then with Idina Menzel, Evita with ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Gabrielle is known for portraying the role of Valencia on The CW's critically acclaimed musical comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She can also be seen on Alone Together, Orange Is The New Black, Law & Order: SVU and Sesame Street. She was last seen on Broadway in If/Then with Idina Menzel, Evita with ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble [Replacement]
Elena (Understudy) [Replacement]
Anne (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Original Production, 2012
Rosalita
Ju-Ju Bee
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Diana
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2008
Nina (Alternate) [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
Carla (Understudy) [Replacement]
Vanessa (Understudy) [Replacement]
Nina (Understudy) [Replacement]
Carla (Understudy) [Replacement]
Vanessa (Understudy) [Replacement]
Nina (Understudy) [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble [Replacement]

Elena (Understudy) [Replacement]

Anne (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Original Production, 2012
Rosalita

Ju-Ju Bee

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Ensemble [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Diana

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2008
Nina (Alternate) [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

Carla (Understudy) [Replacement]

Vanessa (Understudy) [Replacement]

Nina (Understudy) [Replacement]

Carla (Understudy) [Replacement]

Vanessa (Understudy) [Replacement]

Nina (Understudy) [Replacement]

Gabrielle Ruiz Biography

Gabrielle is known for portraying the role of Valencia on The CW's critically acclaimed musical comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She can also be seen on Alone Together, Orange Is The New Black, Law & Order: SVU and Sesame Street. She was last seen on Broadway in If/Then with Idina Menzel, Evita with Ricky Martin, and In The Heights with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Gabrielle was also known all over the country with rave reviews as Diana Morales in the 1st National Tour of A Chorus Line and had been on the road for a year. Other New York works include: Piece of My Heart, SkippyJon Jones as Rosalita, The Broadway Dolls and Speakeasy Moderne as herself, Girl One in Make Mine Manhattan for UnsungMusicals, and numerous new works. She is the Voice of Vanessa in Fame Forever Demo for David DeSilva and Father Fame Productions.

Her film debut was Maria in award-winning Sex, Love and Salsa where she received "Best Supporting Actress" at RIFE's Film Festival Awards. Past theatre credits include Kathy in Company at Bucks County Playhouse with Justin Guarini, Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Anita in West Story at Ogunquit Playhouse. Edythe Herbert in My One and Only with Tony Yazbeck at the Goodspeed Opera House, Gabriella Montez in High School Musical.

Gabrielle hails from Edinburg, Texas (known as the Rio Grande Valley) where she grew up developing dance as her primary passion. She trained at Melba's School of Dance under Melba Huber and Anne Bowling. To further her education, Gabrielle received a ballet scholarship to attend the Texas Association for Teachers of Dance summer convention. She began vocal lessons early on and was classically trained by the late David Custer of San Antonio, Texas. She earned her place in the Texas All-­State Choir as 2nd Chair for Second Soprano in 2002. STARS Scholarship Fund also supported her dreams of attending higher Gabrielle attended Oklahoma City University's Ann Lacy School of Dance and Arts Management where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with top honors in 2007. While in school, Gabrielle participated in American Spirit Dance Company, OCU Rhythms, numerous musicals (performing and backstage), work- ­study and served as Vice President of Chapter Operations & Chaplain for the Delta-­Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi. Along with performing, Gabrielle thrives on educating others on the art of performance. She has been a guest artist for Oklahoma City University's Broadway Bound Dance Intensive, The Hangar Theatre's Next Generation Summer Workshop, Diva Dance Company of New York and taught in Connecticut, Staten Island and Long Island as well. She was a judge and guest teacher several times for Access Broadway, Elite Dance Cup and N.Y.L.A. dance competitions.

Gabrielle continues to teach and choreograph in New York City and Los Angeles. She thrives on educating dancers around the nation on how to be a professional performer.




Gabrielle Ruiz News

THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS to Stream Tonight Photo THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS to Stream Tonight
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022

Distinguished artists from across the nation's entertainment industry came together at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood for The 24 Hour Musicals, the intensive theatrical endeavor where stars from Broadway, film and TV write, compose, rehearse and perform four original musicals within 24 hours. Now, the show premieres tonight on Stellar at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET and will be available through June.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A STRANGE LOOP; HADESTOWN; MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; MRS. DOUBTFIRE; THE BOOK OF MORMON;  GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and ROMEO & BERNADETTE on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM.   

Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERF Photo Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ to be held on Monday, June 20th ¬†at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.

Lisa Loeb, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kether Donohue, and More Took Part in THE 24 HOUR MUS Photo Lisa Loeb, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kether Donohue, and More Took Part in THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

On May 23, 2022, distinguished artists from across the nation's entertainment industry came together in Los Angeles for The 24 Hour Musicals, the intensive theatrical endeavor where stars from Broadway, film and TV come together to write, compose, rehearse and perform four original musicals within 24 hours at the Bourbon Room. 

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 1, 2021

¬†Stephen DeAngelis¬†continues his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†At This Performance‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday,¬†December 13th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Un Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Stephen DeAngelis is resuming¬†his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, September 27th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley & Gabrielle Ruiz, Cynthia Erivo and More Perform for WICKED  Photo VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley & Gabrielle Ruiz, Cynthia Erivo and More Perform for WICKED IN CONCERT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021

PBS marked Broadway's return with Wicked IN CONCERT, a musical event celebrating the songs from one of the most iconic hits in Broadway history. This special performance featured reimagined, never-before-heard musical arrangements created just for this broadcast, performed by celebrity artists from the worlds of film, pop music and television.

VIDEO: Watch the Full WICKED IN CONCERT Event, Streaming Now! Photo VIDEO: Watch the Full WICKED IN CONCERT Event, Streaming Now!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2021

PBS marked Broadway's return with Wicked IN CONCERT, a musical event celebrating the songs from one of the most iconic hits in Broadway history. This special performance featured reimagined, never-before-heard musical arrangements created just for this broadcast, performed by celebrity artists from the worlds of film, pop music and television.

VIDEO: Amber Riley Sings 'Defying Gravity' in New Clip From WICKED IN CONCERT Photo VIDEO: Amber Riley Sings 'Defying Gravity' in New Clip From WICKED IN CONCERT
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2021

PBS will mark Broadway's return with Wicked IN CONCERT, a musical event celebrating the songs from one of the most iconic hits in Broadway history. This special performance will feature reimagined, never-before-heard musical arrangements created just for this broadcast, performed by celebrity artists from the worlds of film, pop music and television.

Gabrielle Ruiz Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

Rejoycify! It's just a matter of days until PBS presents Wicked IN CONCERT: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score. The special will air on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 9pm ET (check local listings) on PBS. Check out a sneak peek!

VIDEO: Norm Lewis, Holland Taylor Guest Star As Actors in a Play on FX's BETTER THING VideoVIDEO: Norm Lewis, Holland Taylor Guest Star As Actors in a Play on FX's BETTER THINGS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2019

Norm Lewis and Holland Taylor guest starred on last week's episode of BETTER THINGS on FX. In the episode, the main character Sam goes to New York City to read for a play titled 'Skewered' alongside Lewis, Taylor, and other actors Mark Feuerstein, Gabrielle Ruiz, and Jon Jon Briones.

#TBT: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway in IF/THEN! Video#TBT: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway in IF/THEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2019

Five years ago, Tony Award winner Idina Menzel made her long-awaited return to Broadway, teaming up with her Rent director Michael Grief for Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's original musical If/Then! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Check out all the footage below!

VIDEO: 'Meet Rebecca' in the New Theme Song for CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND VideoVIDEO: 'Meet Rebecca' in the New Theme Song for CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2018

Rachel Bloom shared the newest theme song for 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' on her YouTube page!

BWW TV: Shoshana Bean, Lorna Luft & More Party at the Actors Fund 22nd Annual Tony Aw VideoBWW TV: Shoshana Bean, Lorna Luft & More Party at the Actors Fund 22nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Gala in LA!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 15, 2018

For its 22nd consecutive year, the west coast Actors Fund celebrated Broadway's Biggest Night at their 22nd Annual Tony Awards¬ģ Viewing Party on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. This year's gala honored Tony-nominated book writer ('Wicked') and Emmy-nominated writer and producer ('My So Called Life') Winnie Holzman with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement. Kirsten Vangsness hosted with special appearances by Shoshana Bean, Wilson Cruz, Paul Dooley and Jessica Marie Garcia. BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling caught the action on the 'green' carpet with many of the night's celebrity guests for BWW TV Los Angeles.

BWW TV Exclusive Sneak Peek - All-New Musical Number from This Week's CRAZY EX-GIRLFR VideoBWW TV Exclusive Sneak Peek - All-New Musical Number from This Week's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2017

On this week's episode of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND titled 'To Josh, With Love,' Vincent Rodriguez III's Josh discovers becoming a priest is harder than he thought. Below, BWW shares an exclusive sneak peek at his original musical number!

BWW TV: Actors Fund of Los Angeles Raises $225K at 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley (Broadway's "Cats," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, "Song & Dance, "Pippin," "1776," "Triumph Of Love" and "Carrie"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Split"; and TV's "Eight Is Enough") was honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement on Sunday, June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: First Look - Watch 'So Maternal' Music Video from Upcoming CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 4, 2017

Below, check out the all-new music video for 'So Maternal' featured in the upcoming episode of CRAZY EXGIRLFRIEND titled 'When Do I Get to Spend Time with Josh?' The episode airs January 6th at 9 pm/ET on The CW.  

VIDEO: Tonight's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Pays Tribute to The Spice Girls with 'Friendtopia' Video
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 2, 2016

Tonight's episode of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND on The CW titled 'Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group?', pays homage to the 90's all-female pop group The Spice Girls in a musical performance entitled  'Friendtopia'. 

BWW TV Exclusive: Trent Is Getting Ready in New Clip from CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2016

Can't get enough of the 'Sexy Getting Ready' song? You're in luck, because on Friday's episode of CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, Trent gets his turn. And you're doubly lucky, because we've got an exclusive look two days early! Below, check out "Trent's Getting Ready Song."


Gabrielle Ruiz Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gabrielle Ruiz been in?
Gabrielle Ruiz has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Gabrielle Ruiz been in?
Gabrielle Ruiz has not appeared in the West End