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Natascia Diaz

Also Credited As: Natascia A. Díaz
 
Birth Place:
Lugano, SWITZERLAND
Bio:
Born In Lugano, Switzerland To The Theater Couple Of World renown opera singer Justino Diaz, and Italian prima ballerina Anna Aragno, Natascia has performed professionally since the age of nine. Growing up in New York City, she began her training at The School Of American Ballet, going on to ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: January 04

Birth Place: Lugano, SWITZERLAND

Bio:
Born In Lugano, Switzerland To The Theater Couple Of World renown opera singer Justino Diaz, and Italian prima ballerina Anna Aragno, Natascia has performed professionally since the age of nine. Growing up in New York City, she began her training at The School Of American Ballet, going on to ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Signature Theatre's Production, 2018
Fosca
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Regional Revival Production, 2017
Irene Roth
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Production, 2015
Anita
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Spider Woman / Aurora
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2007
Rosalie
  [Off-Broadway]
Showcase, 2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Performer
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Antonia
Aldonza (Dulcinea) (Understudy)
  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Petra

Photos

Catrice Joseph, Natascia Diaz Sara Gettelfinger and Janine LaManna Photo

Catrice Joseph, Natascia Diaz Sara Gettelfinger and Janine LaManna

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11/23/2021
Anthony Blair Hall and Natascia Diaz Photo

Anthony Blair Hall and Natascia Diaz

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11/23/2021
Anthony Blair Hall and Natascia Diaz Photo

Anthony Blair Hall and Natascia Diaz

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11/23/2021
Catrice Joseph,Sara Gettelfinger, Natascia Diaz and  Kevin Chamberlin Photo

Catrice Joseph,Sara Gettelfinger, Natascia Diaz and Kevin Chamberlin

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11/23/2021
Michael Farina, Tom Plotkin, Sara Gettelfinger, Kevin Chamberlin, Natascia Diaz, Davi Photo

Michael Farina, Tom Plotkin, Sara Gettelfinger, Kevin Chamberlin, Natascia Diaz, David Madore, Janine LaManna, Cameron Bowen, Jerome Vivona , Ann Harada, Catrice Joseph, David Engel, Joyce Chittick, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Eddie Korbich, Darren Lee, Justin Greer, Cathy Rigby, Anthony Blair Hall and Stuart Zagnit

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11/23/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Signature Theatre's Production, 2018
Fosca

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Revival, 2018
Performer

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Regional Revival Production, 2017
Irene Roth

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Production, 2015
Anita

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2010
Performer

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Spider Woman / Aurora

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2007
Rosalie

  [Off-Broadway]
Showcase, 2006
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Performer

  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Antonia

Aldonza (Dulcinea) (Understudy)

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Petra

Natascia Diaz Biography

Born In Lugano, Switzerland
To The Theater Couple Of World
renown opera singer Justino Diaz, and Italian prima ballerina Anna Aragno, Natascia has performed professionally since the age of nine. Growing up in New York City, she began her training at The School Of American Ballet, going on to receive a BFA with Honors from Carnegie Mellon University.

After Dancing The Role Of Anita With The New York City Ballet,
for their ‘West Side Story Suites’ helmed by Jerome Robbins, she was hand picked by both Mr. Robbins and librettist Aurthur Laurents to perform the role in the subsequent National and International touring production of WEST SIDE STORY. Her breakout performance as Anita garnered two Best Actress in A Musical Awards; Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award and St. Louis's Kevin Klein Award, and was met with critical acclaim across the country and internationally with headline reviews; "Diaz Shines In Soaring 'Story'" (Denver Post), "Show-Stealer Keeps Things Fresh in old 'Story' (Boston Tab), and ''Anita Makes A Star Out Of Diaz" (Boston Globe).

Among Her Broadway And Off-Broadway Credits Are
the original Broadway companies and cast albums of Paul Simon’s THE CAPEMAN (Yolanda), SEUSSICAL (Bird Girl), and the 2004 revival of MAN OF LA MANCHA (Antonia), in which she also understudied the role of Aldonza, performing the role opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell. Off-Broadway, she played opposite Patrick Wilson in the original production of BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (Vicky) directed by Micheal Greif (Next To Normal), in Steven Sondheim’s SATURDAY NIGHT at Second Stage directed by Kathleen Marshall, as Susan in Johnathan Larson’s TICK,TICK...BOOM! opposite New Kid On The Block Joey McIntyre, and in the 2006 revival of JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS .

Performing In Washington DC...
she caught the eye of Signature Theatre's artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (director of Broadway bound BEACHES, FOLLIES) who then cast her in the lead role of Aurora/Spiderwoman opposite NASHVILLE star Will Chase and Broadway's Hunter Foster in Signature Theatre's 2008 production of KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN At the 2009 Helen Hayes Awards, for her transformation into Scottish punk-rocker Monica P. Miller in the two-hander musical Rooms at MetroStage, she established her presence in the Washington D.C. theater community by winning her first Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in A Musical in a tie with theatre legend, Chita Rivera.

Later That Year, She Was Introduced To A World-Wide Audience Through The Broadway Documentary Film, EVERY LITTLE STEP.
In August 2010, Paul Simon and Tony Award winning director Diane Paulus chose her for the central role of Esmeralda Agron in the New York Public Theatre’s concert production of THE CAPEMAN at the Delacorte Theater in Central park. She captured the attention of The New York Times giving a performance that was, “heartbreaking…one of the most magnetic musical theatre performances of the year”, in addition to receiving a rave from theatre columnist Michael Riedel of the NY POST.

She Won Her Second Helen Hayes Award For Lead Actress In A Musical For
her performance in MetroStage's production of JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS. Natascia spent the rest of 2013 in the company of two English directors, Christopher Renshaw (The King And I) and Johnathan Munby. After several months of Flamenco lessons, she headed to The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta to star as the gypsy queen Inez in Atlanta's Alliance Theatre production of ZORRO. Upon her return, she was cast by Munby in her Shakespeare debut as Mariana in MEASURE FOR MEASURE. As Jenny in Signature's production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA she met with critical acclaim, capturing the headline of The Washington Post; “At Signature, ‘Threepenny Opera’s heart beats strongest with Natascia Diaz’s Jenny on stage”.

And finally, March 2018, Natascia was thrilled to finally be called back to the New York stage as RAFFAELA in New York City Center's production of GRAND HOTEL, directed by Josh Rhodes. Topping off an incredible year, Natascia starred as Fosca in Stephen Sondheim's PASSION at Signature Theatre.




Natascia Diaz Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, HAYES Production
Natascia DiazThe Threepenny Opera
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical Gold Star
Natascia DiazJacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Natascia DiazWest Side Story

Natascia Diaz News

BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - May 22, 2022

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Our Town is a triumphant production of vitality, and consequence. Thornton Wilder’s classic—a work that captures the universal experience of being alive—takes on new resonance and depth in the capable hands of an extraordinary ensemble. This play is immediate—one to see and share and talk about.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Cast For FOLLIES Opening June 30 Photo San Francisco Playhouse Announces Cast For FOLLIES Opening June 30
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through September 10, 2022. Bill English will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer. This marks the first fully staged professional production of Follies in San Francisco.

Natascia Diaz, Ryan Drummond & More to Star in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse Photo Natascia Diaz, Ryan Drummond & More to Star in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through September 10, 2022.

Karen Mason, Karla Puno Garcia & More to Join New York Theatre Barn's Understudies an Photo Karen Mason, Karla Puno Garcia & More to Join New York Theatre Barn's Understudies and Swings Roundtable
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

New York Theatre Barn will host A Seat at the Table: A Panel on Understudies and Swings on April 4th, 2022 at 7:30PM EDT. The live virtual roundtable presentation will serve as a benefit for the non-profit organization that has served as an inclusive home for original culture shifting musicals since 2007.

Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At  Photo Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Signature Theatre to Stream Sondheim Tribute Concert This Weekend Photo Signature Theatre to Stream Sondheim Tribute Concert This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced that special arrangements have been made to stream Everybody Rise: Signature Remembers Stephen Sondheim for free for a limited 72-hour period.

BWW Feature: Stephen Sondheim at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Feature: Stephen Sondheim at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2021

The phrase “No one is irreplaceable” was shattered this past week when composer/lyricist/GOD of American musical theatre Stephen Sondheim passed away at age 91. Simply put, Sondheim was unique, groundbreaking and a true original that many tried to copy and never could.

Photos: Go Inside the SEUSSICAL 21st Anniversary Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Photos: Go Inside the SEUSSICAL 21st Anniversary Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 23, 2021

As part of Live from Feinstein's/54 Below, original Broadway cast members from Seussical reunited just last night for one night only to perform the beloved musical from the legendary team of Ahrens and Flaherty about courage, acceptance, friendship and love.

Kevin Chamberlin, Ann Harada, and More Set for SEUSSICAL REUNION CONCERT Streaming To Photo Kevin Chamberlin, Ann Harada, and More Set for SEUSSICAL REUNION CONCERT Streaming Tonight
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 22, 2021

As part of Live from Feinstein's/54 Below, original Broadway cast members from Seussical are set to perform tonight, November 22 at 7pm ET. The concert will be simulcast from 54 Below on BroadwayWorld Events. Cameron Bowen, Kevin Chamberlin, Joyce Chittick, Natascia Diaz, David Engel, Sara Gettelfinger, Justin Gomlak Greer, Anthony Blair Hall, Ann Harada, Catrice Joseph, Eddie Korbich, Janine LaManna, Darren Lee, Tom Plotkin, Cathy Rigby, Jerome Vivona, and Stuart Zagnit are set to appear.

A SEUSSICAL Reunion Concert, Paulo Szot & More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo A SEUSSICAL Reunion Concert, Paulo Szot & More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Natascia Diaz Videos

Broadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More! VideoBroadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018, when Encores brought Grand Hotel back to the stage. Originally produced under the title At the Grand (1958), with a score by Robert Wrightand George Forrest and book by Luther Davis, the production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune, with additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, for a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.

VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with VideoVIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with FELA!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Natascia Diaz Sings a Cut Song from SWEET CHARIT VideoBWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Natascia Diaz Sings a Cut Song from SWEET CHARITY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2020

In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations 3, a special concert event at Joe's Pub benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Below, watch as Natascia Diaz sings a cut song from Sweet Charity!

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Andrea Burns and Natascia Diaz Sing WEST SIDE ST VideoBWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Andrea Burns and Natascia Diaz Sing WEST SIDE STORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2020

In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations 4: From Stage to Screen and Back Again- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Andrea Burns and Natascia Diaz sing 'A Boy Like That/I Have a Love' from West Side Story.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Liz Callaway Sing from Carmel Dean's WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Liz Callaway Sing from Carmel Dean's WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020

Broadway ladies united earlier this month for the world premiere of Award-winning composer Carmel Dean's Well-Behaved Women. The cast included: LaChanze, Liz Callaway, Natascia Diaz, Melissa Rose Hirsh, Bonnie Milligan, Katie Thompson, Kuhoo Verma, Sasha Allen, Andréa Burns, Hannah Elless and Barbara Walsh. Watch an exclusive song from the show, performed by Liz Callaway as Neil Armstrong's wife, Janet Armstrong. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Sig VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by Alan Henry - Apr 9, 2019

Signature Theatre's Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise (Signature's Light Years) is now on stage. Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Get a first look at the production below!

Exclusive Video: First Look At PASSION at Signature Theatre VideoExclusive Video: First Look At PASSION at Signature Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 22, 2018

Natascia Diaz, Claybourne Elder, and Steffanie Leigh are starring in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion at Signature Theatre. This new production is directed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, West Side Story). Passion runs through September 23, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.

VIDEO: Signature's Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh Perform 'Happiness' VideoVIDEO: Signature's Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh Perform 'Happiness'
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Natascia Diaz, Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh are set to star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner.Passion runs August 14 - September 23, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.

VIDEO: Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh Sing 'Happiness' From PASSION at Signatur VideoVIDEO: Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh Sing 'Happiness' From PASSION at Signature Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at PASSION at Signature Theatre in DC, starring Natascia Diaz (West Side Story),  Claybourne Elder (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway's Sunday in the Park with George) and Steffanie Leigh (Broadway's War Paint, Gigi, Mary Poppins). Check out Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh singing 'Happiness' below!

VIDEO: First Look at Natascia Diaz and Clybourne Elder in PASSION at Signature Theatr VideoVIDEO: First Look at Natascia Diaz and Clybourne Elder in PASSION at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2018

Natascia Diaz (Signature's Crazy for You, City Center Encores! Grand Hotel), Claybourne Elder (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway's Sunday in the Park with George) and Steffanie Leigh (Broadway's War Paint, Gigi, Mary Poppins) star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion.


Natascia Diaz Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Natascia Diaz been in?
Natascia Diaz has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Natascia Diaz been in?
Natascia Diaz has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Natascia Diaz been nominated for?
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Threepenny Opera Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for West Side Story .

What awards has Natascia Diaz won?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Parisand Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for West Side Story.