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Karen Olivo

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
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Karen Olivo originated the lead role of Satine in Broadway's Moulin Rouge! (2019) after playing the role in the Boston production in 2018. Other Broadway credits: West Side Story (2009, Tony Award winner); In the Heights (2008); and Brooklyn (2004). Regional/off-Broadway credits include: Fun Home ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: August 07, 1976 (45)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Karen Olivo originated the lead role of Satine in Broadway's Moulin Rouge! (2019) after playing the role in the Boston production in 2018. Other Broadway credits: West Side Story (2009, Tony Award winner); In the Heights (2008); and Brooklyn (2004). Regional/off-Broadway credits include: Fun Home ... (read complete bio)
#MarchOnBroadway Presents THE FUNCTION A Queer Juneteenth Concert Celebration Photo #MarchOnBroadway Presents THE FUNCTION A Queer Juneteenth Concert Celebration
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'THE FUNCTION: A Queer Juneteenth Concert Celebration.' The two time Gold Anthem Award winning March On Broadway team reunites to bring you 'THE FUNCTION;' A queer centered concert celebration of the powerful black history that is Juneteenth, featuring black Broadway, TV, and Recording Stars from across the gamut.

Alex Newell to Headline Queer Juneteenth Celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Alex Newell to Headline Queer Juneteenth Celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

FEINSTEIN‚ÄôS/54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present ‚ÄėTHE FUNCTION: A Queer Juneteenth Concert Celebration.‚Äô The March On Broadway team is reuniting to bring you ‚ÄúTHE FUNCTION;‚ÄĚ A queer centered concert celebration of the powerful black history that is Juneteenth, featuring black Broadway, TV, and Recording Stars from across the gamut.

Photos: Karen Olivo and Maria Torres O'Connor Stop By ¡AMERICANO! Photo Photos: Karen Olivo and Maria Torres O'Connor Stop By ¡AMERICANO!
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022

Tony Award winner Karen Olivo and director/choreographer Maria Torres O'Connor were at stopped by the Off-Broadway musical ¡AMERICANO! tonight! Check out photos from their visit!

At This Performance: Getting to Know Swings, The Backbone of Broadway Photo At This Performance: Getting to Know Swings, The Backbone of Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2022

Upon Broadway's return perhaps no member of the company has been more indispensable or rightfully lauded than our incredible covers. And of all the good folks working behind the scenes ready to keep the show going on day after day, perhaps no one works harder than the swing.

VIDEO: The Best of Broadway at the Kennedy Center Honors Photo VIDEO: The Best of Broadway at the Kennedy Center Honors
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 19, 2021

On December 22 (9pm on CBS), five Honorees will receive the 44th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. Plenty of Broadway babies have been honored at past ceremonies and the best of Broadway makes the trip to DC to tribute them. Check out just a few of our favorites.

Wake Up With BWW 12/15: DOUBTFIRE and AIN'T TOO PROUD Cancel Performances, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/15: DOUBTFIRE and AIN'T TOO PROUD Cancel Performances, and More
by - Dec 15, 2021

Today's top stories include show cancellations for Ain't Too Proud of Mrs. Doubtfire, both of which suffered positive COVID-19 tests, causing the productions to cancel shows this week. Plus, watch Company perform on Good Morning America, read about this week's Broadway grosses, and more!

Karen Olivo & More to Star in Industry Readings of New Musical WE WON'T SLEEP Photo Karen Olivo & More to Star in Industry Readings of New Musical WE WON'T SLEEP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021

We Won’t Sleep, a new pop musical based on the true story of Jeannette Rankin, America’s first congresswoman, will hold industry readings by invitation only in New York City on Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17.

IN THE HEIGHTS se estrenar√° en Madrid en la temporada 2022/2023 Photo IN THE HEIGHTS se estrenar√° en Madrid en la temporada 2022/2023
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 29, 2021

El musical estará dirigido y coreografiado por José Félix Romero.

Collaboraction Names Saudia Davis New Executive Director Photo Collaboraction Names Saudia Davis New Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Collaboraction, a social justice theater company that uses theater and digital media to incite change and grow equity in Chicago, today named Saudia Davis as its new Executive Director.  

BWW Interview: Doug Varone of DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS at The Hammer Theatre Center Of Photo BWW Interview: Doug Varone of DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS at The Hammer Theatre Center Offers a Whole New Way to Experience the Iconic Score to 'West Side Story'
by Jim Munson - Oct 22, 2021

BroadwayWorld talks to award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone about his company's upcoming program in San Jose, which includes 'Somewhere,' his take on the iconic score from 'West Side Story.' They also discuss Varone's choreography for two musicals that have become cult classics - 'The Triumph of Love' and 'Murder Ballad.'

Student Blog: My October Playlist Photo Student Blog: My October Playlist
by Student Blogger: Silvana Flores - Oct 19, 2021

Autumn is finally here and what I love the most about this season, besides Halloween, is going on walks or driving alone on my way home and listening to songs that made me feel like the main character of a fall movie. I'm sharing with you my 2021 Autumn playlist that has songs from Hamilton, spooky tunes and also some of my favorite songs at the moment. Enjoy!

BWW's Guide to Where to Stream Broadway & Theatre Favorites this October Photo BWW's Guide to Where to Stream Broadway & Theatre Favorites this October
by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2021

From new releases to the return of some classics, this month's list of releases includes a Rita Moreno documentary, an album of new symphonic suits from Andrew Lloyd Webber, and new additions to the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series. movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this October!

Industry Pro Newsletter: The Future of Online Performances, off-Broadway Theatres fil Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: The Future of Online Performances, off-Broadway Theatres file Suit
by Alex Freeman - Sep 27, 2021

Regardless of how one might be emotionally feeling about the Tony Awards, one thing is certain - it marked an important moment in the return of the theatre. While there are still plenty of challenges ahead for the industry, taking the evening to honor performers from the previous theatre season was an important step to take to move forward.

Recap the 2020 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches Photo Recap the 2020 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Sep 26, 2021

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 74th Annual Tony Awards, we're bringing you the full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches with our list below.

All of the Winners from the 2020 Tony Awards! Photo All of the Winners from the 2020 Tony Awards!
by Team BWW - Sep 26, 2021

After two and a half years without Broadway's Tony Awards returned on Sunday, Sept. 26! This year's presentation honored the outstanding shows, performances and artistry of the 2019-2020 Broadway season. We have all of the winners right here!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2020 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2020 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 26, 2021

After two and a half years without Broadway's biggest night, the Tony Awards are back. This year's presentation will honor the outstanding shows, performances and artistry of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, which was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2020 Nominees! Photo Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2020 Nominees!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2021

The 2020 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or seven) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 42 awards!

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by - Sep 17, 2021

Karen Olivo Returns to the Stage at Collaboraction's Peacbook Festival This October Photo Karen Olivo Returns to the Stage at Collaboraction's Peacbook Festival This October
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021

Actor, activist and Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo has been added to the line-up of Collaboraction's 6th annual Peacebook Festival on Saturday, October 2 at the Kehrein Center for the Arts in Chicago's Austin community.

Project Broadway to Offer Fall Mosaic Training Program with Karen Olivo Photo Project Broadway to Offer Fall Mosaic Training Program with Karen Olivo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

Calling All BIPOC High School Aged Performers! Be a part of Project Broadway’s FREE Virtual Musical Theater Training Program conceived by Karen Olivo and Project Broadway.

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