Doreen Montalvo, the stage and screenwriter best known for her performance on the Broadway musical “In the Heights,” died Saturday afternoon after a sudden illness, Variation is confirmed. He is 56.
Montalvo recently resumed his role as bolero singer with Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of “In the Heights” and as a member of the group in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” -movies. Both films, which capture the actor’s final performance, are set to premiere in 2021.
On Broadway, Montalvo is a member of the ensemble, the bolero singer and an understudy for Daniela, Camila and Abuela Claudia in the original cast of “In the Heights.”; In “At Your Foot!” She described a group member, Nena and Lucia from 2015 to 2017 and served as an understudy for Gloria Fajardo, a Cuban mother who raised her family in Miami. In 2017, she also presented Amelia at the global premiere of “American Mariachi” debuting at the Old Globe and Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Her credits off Broadway and national tours include “Giant,” “Flashdance,” “Mamma Mia,” “La Lupe” and “Curvy Widow.” She performed in the Broadway production of “Mrs. Doubtfire “as Janet Lundy and a member of the group, before the coronavirus-forced shutdown.
The late actress also appeared in a TV series including “Law & Order,” “The Good Wife,” “Smash,” “One Life to Live” and “Elementary and Madam Secretary.” His film credits, which have been around since 2013, include “The Tale of Timmy Two Chins,” “Jack, Jules, Esther & Me” and “Tracked.”
Montalvo was left behind by his wife, fellow stage actor Michael Mann and his step-children.