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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.

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Gabrielle Ruiz 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]


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Feature: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Upcoming Show Roundup �" June 24 to June 30, 2024

Are you trying to plan your entertainment for the week or looking for a fun show to see this weekend? We have you covered with a few top picks for jazz, cabaret, comedy, and more! NYC has so many incredible events, but here are a few top picks to consider this week, including an If/Then reunion and plenty of shows celebrating Pride.
See Linda Eder & More Next Week at 54 Below

Discover the exciting lineup at 54 BELOW next week, featuring a variety of performances from Broadway stars and up-and-coming talents. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Photos: Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Gallagher & More Take Part in THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS

Check out photos of The 24 Hour Musicals featuring Angelique Cabral, Ryan Scott Oliver and more.
Angelique Cabral, Ryan Scott Oliver, and More Join THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS has revealed additional artists for The 24 Hour Musicals. See who else is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
David Rockwell & Rockwell Group and Additional Artists Join THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS

The 24 Hour Musicals will be partnering with Tony Award-winning designer and architect David Rockwell and Rockwell Group for this year’s event. Learn more about the upcoming event!
Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Gallagher & More to Star in THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS in June

THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS returns on June 10 with performances by Kathryn Gallagher, Jesse Eisenberg, and more. This thrilling event features new musicals created and performed in just 24 hours.
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's Gabrielle Ruiz Joins THE RANDY ANDYS SPRING SWING At The Green Room 42

Join Gabrielle Ruiz from CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND at The Randy Andys Spring Swing at The Green Room 42.
Photos: STARS IN THE HOUSE Raises More Than $55,000 During Labor Day Special

The Stars In The House Labor Day Special that was presented on Monday, September 4 by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky, his husband, Broadway producer James Wesley and Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening has raised more than $55,000 so far. See photos from the event!
BITE-SIZED BROADWAY Announces Open Submissions For New Mini-Musical Works

After a celebrated first season, IndieWorks Theatre Company has announced that 12-time award-winning mini-musical radio play series Bite-Sized Broadway is accepting second season submissions of new mini-musical works for four weeks beginning Monday, February 6 through Sunday, March 5, 2023. 
Listen: Gabrielle Ruiz Talks CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND & More on THE ART OF KINDNESS Podcast

Listen to Broadway star Gabrielle Ruiz (In The Heights, If/Then) on the hit podcast The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul. Ruiz reflects on what she learned from starring in the CW's hit show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and more.
Photos: Carly Hughes, Gabrielle Ruiz & More Help Raise $50,000 For The Homeless In LA at Broadway To The Rescue

See photos from BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE, which raised $50,000 on Friday, Dec 2nd for HOPE OF THE VALLEY a mission that does extraordinary work for the homeless.
Gabrielle Ruiz, Rena Strober & More to Star in THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW at the El Portal Theatre

Broadway to the Rescue's THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW has announced the cast for this year's December 2nd, holiday fundraising extravaganza, at the El Portal Theatre! The list of Broadway performers this year include Carly Hughes, Jason Michael Snow, Clent Bowers, Rhett George, Greg Poland, Gabrielle Ruiz, Rena Strober, and more.
THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS to Stream Tonight

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

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 PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ 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 MUSICALS This Weekend

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

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ 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

 Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of At This Performance…™ 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, Understudies and Alternates

Stephen DeAngelis is resuming his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ 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 IN CONCERT

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.

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.

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