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Lisa Mordente

 

Birth Place: New Hyde Park, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Emelia Bossano
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Crystal Mason

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1993]
Assistant to the Choreographer

Photos

Chita Rivera and Lisa Mordente Photo

Chita Rivera and Lisa Mordente

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Date:
04/13/2022
Chita Rivera and Lisa Mordente Photo

Chita Rivera and Lisa Mordente

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Date:
04/13/2022
Lisa Mordente, Mark William, Chita Rivera and Celeste Magnone-Smone Photo

Lisa Mordente, Mark William, Chita Rivera and Celeste Magnone-Smone

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Date:
03/07/2020
Lisa Mordente, Mark William and Chita Rivera Photo

Lisa Mordente, Mark William and Chita Rivera

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Date:
03/07/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1981
Emelia Bossano

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Crystal Mason

Productions

Assistant to the Choreographer


Lisa Mordente Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Lisa Mordente , Marlowe
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Lisa Mordente, Platinum

Lisa Mordente News

Chita Rivera's Memoir Will Arrive in April 2023 Photo Chita Rivera's Memoir Will Arrive in April 2023
by Team BWW - Aug 3, 2022

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a memoir is on the way from Broadway icon Chita Rivera via HarperOne. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the book, titled Chita: A Memoir, will be released on April 25, 2023.

See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Grou Photo See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Group This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

MJ, PARADISE SQUARE, TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More Win 2022 Chita Rivera Awards Photo MJ, PARADISE SQUARE, TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More Win 2022 Chita Rivera Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

Winners for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards have been announced! In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and ensemble in shows on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in film that opened pre-Covid as well as in the 2021-2022 season.

Charlotte d'Amboise and Bianca Marroquín to Host the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards Photo Charlotte d'Amboise and Bianca Marroquín to Host the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Charlotte d’Amboise (Chicago; A Chorus Line) and Bianca Marroquín (Chicago; Fosse/Verdon) will host the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards, it was announced today.

Sutton Foster, Robyn Hurder, Hugh Jackman, Myles Frost & More Nominated for 2022 Chit Photo Sutton Foster, Robyn Hurder, Hugh Jackman, Myles Frost & More Nominated for 2022 Chita Rivera Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-2022 theater season. See the full list.

Chita Rivera Will Announced the Chita Rivera Awards Nominations Live on May 17 Photo Chita Rivera Will Announced the Chita Rivera Awards Nominations Live on May 17
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

Chita Rivera will appear on WNBC’s New York Live on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30am to announce the nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards.

Chita Rivera Awards Set For June 20; Nominations To Be Announced on May 5 Photo Chita Rivera Awards Set For June 20; Nominations To Be Announced on May 5
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

The 4th annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Monday, June 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s cut off for Chita Rivera Awards consideration is Sunday, May 1, and the nominations will be announced on May 5.

Photos:  On the Red Carpet at the 2022 MAC AWARDS Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 MAC AWARDS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 13, 2022

The 36th MAC Award Winners were announced Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at a LIVE ceremony at NYC’s Symphony Space. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!

Chita Rivera Joins Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Advisory Board Photo Chita Rivera Joins Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Advisory Board
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that the 2021 ICON Award-recipient and Broadway legend Chita Rivera of New York City, New York has joined Porchlight’s Advisory Board.

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera Photo Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 8, 2022

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company honored the great Chit Rivera at its 2022 Gala 'Paint the Town' at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City. The evening celebrated Ms. Rivera's contribution to the theater and include the presentation of The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Lisa Mordente Videos

VIDEO: Chita Rivera Accepts her Lifetime Achievement Tony Award Saying 'Theatre is Li VideoVIDEO: Chita Rivera Accepts her Lifetime Achievement Tony Award Saying 'Theatre is Life'
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

saasdasdThe iconic Chita Rivera's career is practically unparalleled in the history of the American theatre, and on Sunday, she was honored with a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. In accepting her award, she said, 'I wouldn't trade my life in the theatre for anything, because theatre is life.' The legendary triple-threat closed her speech saying, 'There's still a lot of salt left in this shaker.'

BWW TV Exclusive: Chattin' with Chita- The Broadway Legend Gets Ready for Her Cafe Carlyle Return!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back Broadway legend Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Cafe Carlyle debut received raves reviews. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music director Michael Croiter and trio. Below, watch as she chats with Richard Ridge about the upcoming appearance!

STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Available to Stream in its Entirety
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career -featuring interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed numbers from Rivera's concert including such numbers as 'A Boy Like That,' 'America,' 'A Lot of Livin' to Do,' 'All That Jazz,' and 'Nowadays' -- aired on Great Performances. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the WHOLE performance! Enjoy!

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Previews PBS Special - A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do sizzles onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, November 6 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings).

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Chita Rivera!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway legend and 2015 Tony nominee for The Visit- Chita Rivera. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Lyceum Theatre, what this role means to her, and so much more!

BWW TV: That's Kentertainment ‚Ä" 4th Anniversary Special!
by That's Kentertainment! - Dec 3, 2006

On this 4th Anniversary Special, spend time with Ken and Chita Rivera, Ben Stiller, Jai Rodriguez, Phoebe Snow, Judy Kay, Dick Van Dyke, Bebe Neuwirth, Ben Vereen and more!


Lisa Mordente Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lisa Mordente been in?
Lisa Mordente has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Lisa Mordente been in?
Lisa Mordente has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Lisa Mordente been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Marlowe and Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Platinum .