Doreen Montalvo, a stage and screen actor best known for his performance in the Broadway musical “Heights”, died Saturday afternoon following a sudden illness, Variety Has been confirmed. She was 56 years old.
Montalvo recently John M. Bolero reprized his role as a member in the adaptation of Chu’s “In Heights” and in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” music film adaptation. Both films, capturing the actor’s final performance, are set to premiere in 2021.
On Broadway, Montalvo was an ensemble member, a bolero singer and an understudy for Daniela, Camilla and Abella Claudia in the original cast of “In Heights”. “on their feet!” She played Nina and Lucia, a costumed member from 2015 to 2017, and served as a connoisseur for Globia Fajardo, a Cuban mother who raised her family in Miami. In 2017, she also portrayed Amelia at the world premiere of “American Mariachi”, which debuted at the Old Globe and Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Her off-Broadway and national tour credits include “Giant”, “Flashdance,” “Mamma Mia,” “La Lupe” and “Curvy Widow”. He performed in the Broadway production of Mrs. Donutfire “, as Janet Ludy and a member of the ensemble, before the coronovirus-forced shutdown.
The late actor appeared in several versions of the TV series, including “Law and Order”, “The Good Wife,” “Smash,” “One Life to Live” and “Elementary and Madam Secretary”. His film credits from 2013 include, “The Tale of Tummy to Chin”, “Jack, Jules, Esther and Me” and “Track”.
Montalvo is survived by her husband, fellow stage actor Michael Mann, and her stepchildren.