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Liza Colon-Zayas

 
Bio:
Colón-Zayas has been a member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, a New York-based traveling actors' group, since 1992. On stage, she originated the role of Norca in the off-Broadway productions of Our Lady of 121st Street and appeared in In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings (co-starring Ana Ortiz and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Colón-Zayas has been a member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, a New York-based traveling actors' group, since 1992. On stage, she originated the role of Norca in the off-Broadway productions of Our Lady of 121st Street and appeared in In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings (co-starring Ana Ortiz and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Church Lady
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre's Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Sarge
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2017
Sherrie
Dr. Toros
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2015
Church Lady
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Production, 2014
Church Lady
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Magnolia / Nurse 1 / Pope John XXIII
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Lena
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Gloria/Mother Teresa/Voice 2
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Zoila Tezo
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Norca
  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Liza (Sistah Supreme)

Writing

Playwright

Photos

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Liza Colón-Zayas

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11/24/2021
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Liza Colón-Zayas

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11/24/2021
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Liza Colón-Zayas

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10/28/2019
David Zayas, Liza Colon-Zayas Photo

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Church Lady

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre's Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Sarge

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Workshop Production, 2017
Sherrie

Dr. Toros

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2015
Church Lady

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Production, 2014
Church Lady

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Magnolia / Nurse 1 / Pope John XXIII

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Lena

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Gloria/Mother Teresa/Voice 2

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Zoila Tezo

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Norca

  [Off-Broadway]
1995
Liza (Sistah Supreme)

Writing
Playwright

Liza Colon-Zayas Biography

Colón-Zayas has been a member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, a New York-based traveling actors' group, since 1992. On stage, she originated the role of Norca in the off-Broadway productions of Our Lady of 121st Street and appeared in In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings (co-starring Ana Ortiz and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman). Time Out New York named the latter production one of the ten best plays of 1999.

She has also appeared in television series such as Sex and the City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Blue Bloods episode 124, "Stomping Grounds" (in the latter, as Ana Baez, the sister of Detective Maria Baez). She guest starred in Dexter (season 5, episode 8), as the mother of Yasmin Aragon, a snitch to the detectives investigating the "Santa Muerte killings." She came into the detachment to identify her daughter's body, after she was killed during a sting by Miami Metro Homicide. On the large screen, she played a passenger in the film United 93 (2006) and Judge Angel Rodriguez in Righteous Kill (2008). In 2016, she played Dawn in the horror film The Purge: Election Year.

Liza Colon-Zayas Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Liza Colón-Zayas, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Liza Colón-Zayas, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Liza Colon-Zayas, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Liza Colón-Zayas, Mary Jane
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Liza Colón-Zayas, Between Riverside and Crazy
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Liza Colón-Zayas, Living Out

Liza Colon-Zayas News

Marin Ireland, Katie Finneran & Ben Shenkman Join OUR TOWN Staged Reading at the John Photo Marin Ireland, Katie Finneran & Ben Shenkman Join OUR TOWN Staged Reading at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Previously announced Broadway and Hollywood stars Edie Falco and Chris Messina will be joined by fellow stars Marin Ireland, Katie Finneran, and Ben Shenkman for a staged reading of Thornton Wilder's classic American play Our Town at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

Winners Announced For 2020 AUDELCO Awards Photo Winners Announced For 2020 AUDELCO Awards
by Stephi Wild - Dec 4, 2020

The 48th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards occurred virtually on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7pm hosted by Roger Guenveur Smith, the AUDELCO award winning actor, best known for his “The Huey P. Newton Story” and as Smiley in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”! and LaChanze, AUDELCO award winner for “The Secret Life of Bees” and 2006 Tony award winner for “The Color Purple”. 

2020 AUDELCO Nominations Announced Photo 2020 AUDELCO Nominations Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2020

The 48th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards will occur virtually on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7pm and will be hosted by Roger Guenveur Smith, the AUDELCO award winning actor, best known for his 'The Huey P. Newton Story' and as Smiley in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing'!

Nominations Announced For the 2020 AUDELCO 'VIV' Awards - BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, THE WR Photo Nominations Announced For the 2020 AUDELCO 'VIV' Awards - BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, THE WRONG MAN, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020

AUDELCO has announced the nominees for its 2020 'VIV' Awards, honoring excellence in Black Theatre.

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for LINDA VISTA Photo Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for LINDA VISTA
by Linda Lenzi - Oct 11, 2019

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) returns to Broadway this season with Linda Vista, a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. LINDA VISTA will play a strictly limited 8-week engagement, officially opening last night, October 10, at the Hayes Theatre. We're taking you to the red carpet below!

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Spring Gala! Photo Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Spring Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - May 7, 2019

Just last night, Second Stage Theater celebrated its 40th Birthday Gala with a special concert performance last night, May 6 at Hammerstein Ballroom, headlined by Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth.

OWN Announces DAVID MAKES MAN Recurring and Guest Stars Photo OWN Announces DAVID MAKES MAN Recurring and Guest Stars
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 25, 2018

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the addition of ten new recurring and guest star cast members to the ensemble for “David Makes Man”, the lyrical drama from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”) and Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Lela Rochon (“Training Day”), Trace Lysette (“Transparent”), Liza Colon-Zayas (“Proven Innocent”), Juanita Jennings (“Star”), Lindsey Blackwell (“Step Sisters”), Solomon Valdez (“[Bi]Polar”), Teshi Thomas (“The Good Place,” “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance”), Nick Creegan, Kimaya Naomi and Logan Rozos have joined the series.

Photo Coverage: It's the Best of Off-Broadway! On the Red Carpet at the Lortel Awards Photo Photo Coverage: It's the Best of Off-Broadway! On the Red Carpet at the Lortel Awards
by Walter McBride - May 7, 2018

Just last night, the 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by Meteor Shower co-stars Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund.

Photo Coverage: MARY JANE Celebrates Opening at New York Theatre Workshop Photo Photo Coverage: MARY JANE Celebrates Opening at New York Theatre Workshop
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 26, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents Mary Jane, written by NYTW Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville) and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Sundown, Yellow Moon; A Life). Mary Jane has just been extended through October 29, 2017 after its official opening last night, September 25, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

QUEEN LATINA AND HER POWER POSSE: THE REBOOT! to Hit Cherry Lane This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

LAByrinth Theater Company Members in conjunction with Cherry Lane Theatre Late Nite are presenting Queen Latina and her Power Posse: the Reboot!

Liza Colon-Zayas Videos

STAGE TUBE: The Public Theater's OTHELLO Preview Video
by Eddie Varley - Sep 11, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Saturday, September 12 for the first production of the 2009-2010 Season, OTHELLO, directed by Peter Sellars. This highly-anticipated contemporary production, featuring John Ortiz as Othello and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago, will play for 23 performances only at NYU Skirball Center. Single tickets are on sale now.


Liza Colon-Zayas Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Liza Colon-Zayas written?
Liza Colon-Zayas has written 1 shows including ¡Olé! (Playwright).

What awards has Liza Colon-Zayas been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for Mary Jane Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for Between Riverside and Crazy and Outstanding Featured Actress (The Lortels) for Living Out .

What awards has Liza Colon-Zayas won?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heavenand Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for Between Riverside and Crazy.

What is Liza Colon-Zayas next theatre project?
Liza Colon-Zayas's next show will be Between Riverside and Crazy which opens on 12/19/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Liza Colon-Zayas been in?
Liza Colon-Zayas has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Liza Colon-Zayas been in?
Liza Colon-Zayas has not appeared in the West End