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Yesenia Ayala

 
Bio:
Yesenia Ayala plays Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story. Yesenia Ayala was most recently on Broadway in the highly acclaimed revival of Carousel. Additional Broadway credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Off-Broadway credits include Sweet Charity at the New Group and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Yesenia Ayala plays Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story. Yesenia Ayala was most recently on Broadway in the highly acclaimed revival of Carousel. Additional Broadway credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Off-Broadway credits include Sweet Charity at the New Group and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [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

Photos

Yesenia Ayala and Paris Remilard Photo

Yesenia Ayala and Paris Remilard

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Date:
02/21/2020
Lorna Courtney, Marlon Feliz, Ilda Mason, Satori Folkes-Stone, Yesenia Ayala, Gabi Ca Photo

Lorna Courtney, Marlon Feliz, Ilda Mason, Satori Folkes-Stone, Yesenia Ayala, Gabi Campo, Alexa De Barr, Yesy Garcia

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Date:
02/21/2020
Amar Ramasar, Yesenia Ayala, and the cast of WEST SIDE STORY Photo

Amar Ramasar, Yesenia Ayala, and the cast of WEST SIDE STORY

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Date:
02/19/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [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 Biography

Yesenia Ayala plays Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story.

Yesenia Ayala was most recently on Broadway in the highly acclaimed revival of Carousel. Additional Broadway credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Off-Broadway credits include Sweet Charity at the New Group and Trip of Love. Television: ‚ÄúFosse/Verdon,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúModern Love.‚ÄĚ Film: Steven Spielberg‚Äôs West Side Story. Tour: West Side Story. Additional credits include Bombshell: In Concert and Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Ayala received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University.

Yesenia Ayala Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Yesenia Ayala, West Side Story

Yesenia Ayala News

WEST SIDE STORY Soundtrack Released on 2-LP Vinyl Photo WEST SIDE STORY Soundtrack Released on 2-LP Vinyl
by Michael Major - Feb 4, 2022

West Side Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2-LP vinyl has been released in three formats, including 2-LP set, black vinyl; a 2-LP set Walmart Exclusive, blue vinyl; and 2-LP set Target Exclusive, red vinyl and poster. Purchase the new vinyl variants now!

WEST SIDE STORY Film Soundtrack Set For December 3 Release Photo WEST SIDE STORY Film Soundtrack Set For December 3 Release
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

The West Side Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will feature 21 songs from the film and will be released in both standard digital and physical (CD and vinyl) configurations, as well as a digital release in Dolby Atmos Music. Check out the track listing and pre-order the album now!

Bebe Neuwirth to Pay Tribute to the Late Ann Reinking During  2021 Change How You See Photo Bebe Neuwirth to Pay Tribute to the Late Ann Reinking During 2021 Change How You See Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

POSITIVE EXPOSURE will present Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD, DHL, with the Spirit of Change Award and Xian Horn with the Rising Leader Award during their virtual 2021 Change How You See Celebration on September 22ND at 7:00 PM ET.

Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Will Not Reopen Photo Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Will Not Reopen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

It was announced today that Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story will not reopen on Broadway. 

VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Di Photo VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Directed by Josh Bergasse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

American Dance Machine for the 21st¬†Century has¬†released its next virtual video, ‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ from¬†West Side Story, performed by 10 extraordinary dancers around New York City. ‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua¬†Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.

VIDEO: Broadway Dancers Perform in ANYONE: A Dance Short Film From James Kinney Photo VIDEO: Broadway Dancers Perform in ANYONE: A Dance Short Film From James Kinney
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021

ANYONE: A Dance Short Film, directed and choreographed by James Kinney with cinematography and editing by Pierre Marais is now available to view! The film is produced by Nicole LaFountaine.

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & M Photo Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

UN D√ćA COMO HOY‚Ķ WEST SIDE STORY llega a Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY‚Ķ WEST SIDE STORY llega a Broadway
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Sep 26, 2020

Era 26 de septiembre de 1957 cuando el Winter Garden Theater de Broadway acog√≠a el nuevo musical WEST SIDE STORY, con m√ļsica de Leonard Bernstein, letras del entonces novato Stephen Sondheim, libreto de Arthur Laurents y coreograf√≠as de Jerome Robbins. Nadie sab√≠a en aquel momento que lo que estaban viviendo era un acontecimiento que marcar√≠a la historia de Broadway para siempre: El nacimiento de uno de los m√°s grandes cl√°sicos del Teatro Musical.

THE INHERITANCE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Take Home 2020 Drama Desk Awards; Check Out Photo THE INHERITANCE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Take Home 2020 Drama Desk Awards; Check Out the Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 13, 2020

Tune in right here at 7:30pm to watch The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and check back for a full list of winners, updating live!

Broadway Cast Members and Graduates 2020 Dance, Soar, and Exhale in the New Vintage T Photo Broadway Cast Members and Graduates 2020 Dance, Soar, and Exhale in the New Vintage Trouble Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2020

As phase one takes hold of the city and slowly changes towards a new normal, some feel motionless. A battle cry and a love letter, professional dancers from Broadway to the Graduating Class of 2020, find an outlet as they dance, soar, and exhale to the new single by Vintage Trouble.

Yesenia Ayala Videos

BWW TV: What Does WEST SIDE STORY Mean to You? Broadway Stars Answer on the Opening N VideoBWW TV: What Does WEST SIDE STORY Mean to You? Broadway Stars Answer on the Opening Night Red Carpet!
by TV - Red Carpets - Feb 21, 2020

Some of Broadway's biggest stars, including Sierra Boggess, Joshua Henry, Jessica Vosk, Robin de Jes√ļs, Will Hochman, Sherie Rene Scott and so many more tell us all about what the iconic West Side Story means to them!

VIDEO: Isaac Powell Sings WEST SIDE STORY's 'Something's Coming' VideoVIDEO: Isaac Powell Sings WEST SIDE STORY's 'Something's Coming'
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019

Something great is coming! With the Broadway revival of West Side Story currently in previews, the show's very own Tony, Isaac Powell, took to the stage at Live from Here with Chris Thile to perform the show's iconic song 'Something's Coming.' Check out the full performance with this video!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sweet first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Feel the Rhythm of Life with Highlights from Sutton Foster- Led SWEET CHARITY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opens on Sunday, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and has been extended again through January 8. Below, check out highlights of the cast in action!

BWW TV: There's Nothing Better Than This- Meet the Cast of Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 4, 2016

The company just met the press and you can find out just what this version of Sweet Charity is all about below!

BWW TV: How Will Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Be Different from Others? Director Leigh Silverman Tells All!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

So how will this version of the show stand out from those that have come before? Watch below as director Leigh Silverman explains!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from 60's Dance Musical, TRIP OF LOVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 9, 2015

The new dance musical spectacle Trip of Love, inspired by the biggest hit songs of the 1960s, is playing at Stage 42, formerly The Little Shubert Theater (422 West 42nd St). American pop culture is still pulsing with the psychedelic energy of the Sixties, an era of expression and revolution around the world. The music told the story then and it will again this fall as Trip of Love brings the decade to life with over 25 of the biggest hits of the '60s, including 'Blowin' In The Wind,' 'Born To Be Wild,' 'California Dreamin',' 'I Saw Her Standing There,' 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin',' 'White Rabbit,' 'You Don't Own Me' and many more.

BWW TV: Travel Back to the 60's with a Sneak Peek of TRIP OF LOVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2015

TRIP OF LOVE, the new dance musical spectacle celebrating the biggest hits of the '60s, officially opens on October 18, at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd St). American pop culture is still pulsing with the psychedelic energy of the Sixties, an era of expression and revolution around the world. The music told the story then and it will again this fall as Trip of Love brings the decade to life with 28 of the biggest hits of the '60s, including 'Blowin' In The Wind,' 'Born To Be Wild,' 'California Dreamin',' 'I Saw Her Standing There,' 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin',' 'White Rabbit,' 'You Don't Own Me' and many more.


Yesenia Ayala Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Yesenia Ayala been in?
Yesenia Ayala has appeared on Broadway in 3 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?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for West Side Story .