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Nicole Vanessa Ortiz

 
Bio:
Since she was a child, female vocalists have inspired Nicole to use her gifts as an artist on stage. She landed on "American Idol" as a finalist, won the grand prize on "The Wendy Williams Show" singing competition, and made such an impression singing on BET's "Apollo Live" that Gladys Knight ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Since she was a child, female vocalists have inspired Nicole to use her gifts as an artist on stage. She landed on "American Idol" as a finalist, won the grand prize on "The Wendy Williams Show" singing competition, and made such an impression singing on BET's "Apollo Live" that Gladys Knight ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Production at the Kennedy Center, 2019
Rusty
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz Biography

Since she was a child, female vocalists have inspired Nicole to use her gifts as an artist on stage. She landed on "American Idol" as a finalist, won the grand prize on "The Wendy Williams Show" singing competition, and made such an impression singing on BET's "Apollo Live" that Gladys Knight personally invited her on tour. In 2017, Nicole made her theater debut as the leading lady in the Off-Broadway parody Spamilton before starring in the 2018 revival of the Tony-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.




Nicole Vanessa Ortiz News

Shereen Pimentel, Darius Jordan Lee & More Join 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Shereen Pimentel, Darius Jordan Lee & More Join 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced additional casting for their 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022 at New World Stages.

National Alliance For Musical Theatre Announces Initial Casting and Additional Progra Photo National Alliance For Musical Theatre Announces Initial Casting and Additional Programming For FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced preliminary casting and additional programming for their 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Paper Mill Playhouse is a Delightful Musical Comedy Wonderf Photo BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Paper Mill Playhouse is a Delightful Musical Comedy Wonderfully Performed
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 6, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse wraps up their successful 2021-2022 Season with the beloved Tony Award nominated musical, Sister Act.  The Millburn theatre has brought the show to exciting new heights with elaborate staging and a wonderful cast.

Photos & Video: First Look at SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Pape Photo Photos & Video: First Look at SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2022

Get a first look at photos and video of Sister Act, now playing through Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). The cast features Nicole Vanessa Ortiz as Deloris Van Cartier, and more.

Performances Begin Tomorrow for SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Pa Photo Performances Begin Tomorrow for SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1 for the Broadway musical Sister Act at Paper Mill Playhouse. Sister Act features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

BWW Feature: The Diversity Ratio Photo BWW Feature: The Diversity Ratio
by Stephen Mosher - May 18, 2022

The artists of diversity in cabaret and concert are ready and willing to work - they just need to be invited to the table.

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Akron Watson, Jennifer Allen, and More Will Lead SISTER ACT at  Photo Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Akron Watson, Jennifer Allen, and More Will Lead SISTER ACT at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

The cast will feature Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Paper Mill Debut, Smokey Joe's Cafe Off-Broadway) as Deloris Van Cartier, Akron Watson (Paper Mill Debut, The Color Purple on Broadway) as Curtis, Jennifer Allen (Carnival at Paper Mill, The Bridges of Madison County on Broadway) as Mother Superior, and more!

Photos: First Look at Darrel Alejandro Holnes' Stepmotherland At Thomas March's Poetr Photo Photos: First Look at Darrel Alejandro Holnes' Stepmotherland At Thomas March's Poetry/Cabaret
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022

Darrel and Thomas offered a new take on being ‚Äúin conversation‚ÄĚ as they guided the audience through an evening of poetry, song, and comedy celebrating the collection‚Äôs themes. Emotionally intense and volatile as always, the show also featured comedy, musical performances, and readings from Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Christin Eve Cato, and more.

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.

Watch: The Broadway Rewind Presents QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at The Green Room 42 Photo Watch: The Broadway Rewind Presents QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Whitney Houston's 'Queen of The Night' will kick off Volume I of The Broadway Rewind, paying homage to the motion picture film The Bodyguard as it celebrates its thrilling twentieth anniversary.

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz Videos

Photos & Video: First Look at SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Pape Videoplay
Photos & Video: First Look at SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Paper Mill Playhouse

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2022

Get a first look at photos and video of Sister Act, now playing through Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). The cast features Nicole Vanessa Ortiz as Deloris Van Cartier, and more.

VIDEO: See Highlights From FOOTLOOSE at The Kennedy Center Videoplay
VIDEO: See Highlights From FOOTLOOSE at The Kennedy Center

by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2020

This fall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presented its production of Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. Check out highlights from the production.

BWW TV: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Dec 24, 2019

Happy Holidays from Broadway Sessions! Our Annual All-Star Holiday Show this past Thursday the 19th was such a joyous occasion. Belting, tapping, singalongs and laughing- oh my! Our All-Star lineup included Paige Davis (Chicago, Trading Spaces), Patrick Page (Hadestown) Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown), Max Chernin (Sunday in The Park), Rhaamell Burke-Missouri (King Kong), Hernando Umana (School of Rock), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Riza Takahashi (Mean Girls), Gianna Yanelli (Mean Girls), Jessica Juanich (Bat Out Of Hell), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Robert Mantano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Eric Sebek (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), The Honey Taps, Colleen Harris, Michael Kirk Lane, Katryna Marttala, and Anthony Fett. 

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a H Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a Hero'

by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presents Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical set to the rockin' rhythm of the film's Oscar¬ģ and Grammy¬ģ-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new Tony¬ģ-nominated songs for the stage musical. Get a first look at the cast performing 'Holding Out For a Hero'

BWW TV: J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker & More Get Rea Videoplay
BWW TV: J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker & More Get Ready to Cut Loose for Kennedy Center's FOOTLOOSE!

by TV - Press Previews - Sep 27, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon presents the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose. The cast is led by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights) as Ren McCormack, Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Les Misérables) as Ethel McCormack, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin) as Ariel Moore, Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Reverend Shaw Moore, and three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker as Vi Moore (Mary Poppins, the Kennedy Center's Little Dancer). They are joined by Joshua Logan Alexander as Chuck, Peter McPoland as Willard Hewitt, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate; Bright Star) as Coach Dunbar, Lena Owens as Wendy Jo, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton) as Rusty, and Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Violet) as Lulu Warnicker/Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast, Grace Slear and Urleen, with Brandon Burks, Claire Crause, Michele Lee, Jess LeProtto, Gregory Liles, Nick Martinez, Maximilian Sangerman, Jonathan Savage, Bethany Tesarck, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Jamar Williams.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast of RAGTIME At Serenbe Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast of RAGTIME At Serenbe Playhouse

by Alan Henry - May 16, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Serenbe Playhouse's RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL. The Tony Award-winning musical based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel of the same name is a picture of this nation's hopes and pains as we entered the twentieth century. Check out the video below!

BWW TV Exclusive: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast Blows the Roof Off of Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast Blows the Roof Off of Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Oct 25, 2018

The cast of the Off Broadway revival of Smokey Joes Cafe came to Broadway Sessions recently and blew the roof off The Laurie Beechman Theatre. These guys and gals have some of the best voices in the biz. Enjoy these highlights from Alysha Umphress, Emma Degerstedt, Dionne Figgins, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jelani Remy, Shavey Brown, Bronwyn Tarboton, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Antoinette Comer and Max Sangerman alongside "Rising Star" Peggy Sue Johnson. Smokey Joe's Cafe closes on November 4th, so make sure you catch the amazing cast before it's too late!

VIDEO: Rock Out with the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Performing 'Ruby Baby!' Videoplay
VIDEO: Rock Out with the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Performing 'Ruby Baby!'

by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2018

Get ready to rock with Leiber & Stoller's 'Ruby Baby!" Previously recorded by such legendary acts as The Drifters, Elvis Presley, and The Beach Boys, the revival's soulful take on this hit song features Max Sangerman, along with members of the cast and band of Smokey Joe's Cafe, jamming out together at Stage 42.

VIDEO: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Explores Leiber and Stoller's History with the Gibson Guitar Videoplay
VIDEO: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Explores Leiber and Stoller's History with the Gibson Guitar

by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2018

The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, officially opened on, Sunday, July 22. The vibrant nine-member ensemble led by director choreographer Joshua Bergasse brings new life to more than 30 classic songs including 'Stand by Me,' 'I'm a Woman,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Fools Fall In Love,' 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Pearl's a Singer,' 'Treat Me Nice,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Spanish Harlem.' Check out a new video exploring the history of Leiber and Stoller and the Gibson guitar below!

BWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek Videoplay
BWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek

by TV - Press Previews - Jul 1, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22.