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Yesenia Ayala BIO

Broadway: West Side Story (Drama Desk Nominee, Best Supporting Actress), Carousel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Regional: Destiny of Desire (Old Globe). Film/TV: West Side Story, Incarcerated, “Fosse/Verdon,” “Modern Love.” Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity, Trip of Love. Other: Bombshell: In Concert, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Three-time Chita Rivera Award Nominee for Best Female Dancer and Winner for Best Ensemble (Carousel).


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Yesenia Ayala STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2024
Performer (Understudy)

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2020
Anita

[Broadway]
2018 Broadway Revival, 2018
Ensemble

Louise (Understudy)

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Ensemble

Veruca Salt (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2015
Ensemble


Yesenia Ayala Movies

West Side Story
[ 2021 ] Clary

Yesenia Ayala Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Yesenia Ayala, West Side Story

Yesenia Ayala News


Video: Watch the Cast of ILLINOISE Perform 'Jacksonville'

The cast of Illinoise stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to perform the number Jacksonville from the Tony Award-nominated musical. Watch the performance now!
Video: Peck, Drury, and More Discuss ILLINOISE on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Watch Justin Peck, Jackie Sibbles Drury, and Shara Nova discuss ILLINOISE on CBS SUNDAY MORNING in the video here!
Listen: ILLINOISE Original Broadway Cast Recording is Available Now

The original Broadway Cast Recording of Illinoise: A New Musical is available today, May 31, on all digital platforms. Listen to the full album here!
ILLINOISE to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Two Tracks Out Now

Nonesuch Records will release a recording of the current Tony-nominated Broadway show Illinoise: A New Musical. Listen to two tracks now!
Photos: Cast & Creatives Celebrate Gala Opening of ILLINOISE

Illinoise is now a four-time Tony-nominated musical, and while it officially opened last month, the production waited until this week to celebrate at the St. James Theatre. Check out photos of the cast and creative team here!
Photos: See Rachel Zegler, Julianne Hough & More at ILLINOISE Gala Celebration

Illinoise is now a four-time Tony nominated musical, and while it officially opened last month, the production waited until Tuesday night to celebrate at the St. James Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos  from the star-studded arrivals here.
Photos: Inside ILLINOISE's Gala Performance Curtain Call

Illinoise is now a four-time Tony nominated musical, and while it officially opened last month, the production waited until last night to celebrate at the St. James Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!
Review Roundup: ILLINOISE Arrives on Broadway

The Broadway critics are weighing in for the final time of the 2023/24 season! Illinoise is officially open on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, making it eligible for 2024 Tony Awards consideration. Check out what the critics are saying!
Photos: First Look at ILLINOISE on Broadway

All new photos have been released of the cast of the new Broadway musical Illinoise! Illinoise is now playing at Broadway's St. James Theatre.
ILLINOISE Launches Rush and Lottery Policies

The producers of ILLINOISE have announced discounted rush and lottery policies once performances begin at the St. James Theatre on April 24th, 2024.  
Meet the Cast of ILLINOISE, Beginning Performances Today on Broadway

Previews begin tonight, April 24, for Illinoise, the theatrical adaptation of Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Sufjan Stevens’ concept album Illinois. Performances will continue through August 10 at the St. James Theatre. Meet the cast of Illinoise here!
Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound ILLINOISE

In this video, watch highlights from Broadway-bound musical Illinoise- the theatrical adaptation of Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Sufjan Stevens’ concept album Illinois.
Elijah Lyons, Shara Nova and Tasha Viets-VanLear Revealed as Vocalists in ILLINOISE

Elijah Lyons, Shara Nova and Tasha Viets-VanLear will transfer to Broadway as vocalists for the musical Illinoise, the theatrical adaptation of Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Sufjan Stevens’ concept album Illinois.
Justin Peck's ILLINOISE Will Transfer to Broadway This Spring

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Illinoise, which is currently playing at Park Avenue Armory will transfer to Broadway.
VIDEO: Watch 'Fallaste Corazón' from DESTINY OF DESIRE at The Old Globe

Get a first look at The Old Globe's Destiny of Desire - An Unapologetic Telenovela for the Stage, a smart, contemporary comedy written by Helen Hayes Award winner Karen Zacarías and directed by Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Video: First Look at Bianca Marroquín, Mandy Gonzalez & More in DESTINY OF DESIRE at The Old Globe

Get a first look at footage of Destiny of Desire at The Old Globe, starring Bianca Marroquín, Mandy Gonzalez, and more!
Interview: Ruben Santiago-Hudson on bringing DESTINY OF DESIRE to life on stage at The Old Globe

Interview with Director Ruben Santiago-Hudsonon DESTINY OF DESIRE, the loving homage to the telenovela, now playing at The Old Globe through June 25th.  
Review: DESTINY OF DESIRE at The Old Globe Is Both a Love Letter and A Parody of The Telenovela Genre

DESTINY OF DESIRE at The Old Globe may be a telenovela brought to life on the theatre stage, but you don’t need to be familiar with the genre in order to enjoy it.  Fan of the genre or not, this play is both a love letter to and a parody of the form of entertainment that is loved worldwide. DESTINY OF DESIRE is playing at The Old Globe through June 25th.
Video: The Cast of DESTINY OF DESIRE Performs 'El Destino del Deseo' in Rehearsal

An all new video has been released from rehearsal for Destiny of Desire at The Old Globe. Watch as the cast performs 'El Destino del Deseo' here!
Bianca Marroquín, Mandy Gonzalez & More to Star in DESTINY OF DESIRE at The Old Globe

The Old Globe has announced the full cast and creative team for Destiny of Desire - An Unapologetic Telenovela for the Stage. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Yesenia Ayala FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Yesenia Ayala been in?

Yesenia Ayala has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Yesenia Ayala been in?

Yesenia Ayala has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Yesenia Ayala been nominated for?

Yesenia Ayala has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in West Side Story.

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