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Lopez, Priscilla 1948–

Lopez, Priscilla 1948–

PERSONAL

Born February 26, 1948, in the Bronx, New York, NY; daughter of Francisco (a hotel banquet foreman) and Laura (maiden name, Candelaria) Lopez; married Vincent Fanuele (a trombonist and conductor), January 16, 1972 (some sources cite 1971); children: Alex, Gabriela. Education: Graduated from High School of the Performing Arts, New York City, 1965; studied theatre and dance.

Addresses: Agent—Jeff Berger, Writers and Artists Agency, 924 Westwood Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Career: Actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer. Appeared in commercials.

Awards, Honors: Acting award in high school; Obie Award, Village Voice, 1975, Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a musical, 1976, and special Theatre World Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, 1976, all for A Chorus Line; Antoinette Perry Award, best featured actress in a musical, 1980, for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine; Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence, 2001; acting award, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, 2002; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding solo performance, 2003, for Class Mothers '68.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Dancer, Breakfast at Tiffany's (musical), Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Member of adult ensemble, Henry, Sweet Henry (musical), Palace Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Egyptian, Her First Roman (musical), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Your Own Thing, 1969.

Understudy for Kathy, Company (musical), Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1970–72.

Myrrhine, Lysistrata, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Member of ensemble, What's a Nice Country Like You Doing in a Place Like This (revue), off-Broadway production, 1973.

Fastrada, Pippin (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, c. 1974–77.

Diana Morales, A Chorus Line (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, then Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1975, also produced in workshops.

Gino and member of ensemble (some sources cite role as Harpo Marx or Gino), A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (musical), John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1980, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Lisa, Key Exchange, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Herself, Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982.

Liliane La Fleur, Nine (musical; also known as Nine the Musical), 46th Street Theatre, New York City, c. 1982–84.

Joy/Shirley, Buck, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Norina, Non-Pasquale, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Terry, Extremities, Westside Arts Center, Cheryl Crawford Theatre, New York City, 1983.

La Goulue and Paulette, Times and Appetites of Toulouse-Lautrec, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985–86.

Elizabeth, Be Happy for Me, Douglas Fairbank Theatre, New York City, 1986.

"Series B," Marathon '88, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Kate Sullivan, Other People's Money, Hartford Stage Company, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1989–91.

Song performer, Night of One Hundred Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, 1990.

Antigone in New York, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Frida Kahlo, Goodbye My Friduchita, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1997–98, then retitled The Passion of Frida Kahlo, Directors Company, Arc-Light Theatre, New York City, 1999, later Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1999–2000.

Class Mothers '68 (solo show), A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1998, then Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 2002–2003.

Emma Blackstone, Babes in Arms (concert), City Center Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Herself, A Tony Celebration (cabaret act), Arci's Place, New York City, 2001.

Herself, What I Did for Love (cabaret act; also known as Priscilla Lopez: What I Did for Love), Arci's Place, 2001.

newyorkers, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 2001.

Rosie, Bye Bye Birdie (musical), Cherry Country Playhouse, Muskegon, MI, 2002.

Ofelia, Anna in the Tropics, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 2003, then Royale Theatre (now Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), New York City, 2003–2004, also produced as a reading in the New Works Now! series.

Edna, The Oldest Profession, Signature Theatre Company, Peter Norton Space Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Panelist discussing Anna in the Tropics, Broadway Talks (interview show), 92nd Street Y, New York City, 2004.

Herself, Seth's Broadway Chatterbox (interview show), Don't Tell Mama, New York City, 2004.

Purgatorio, Reynolds Theatre, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2005.

Paquita, Beauty of the Father, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, beginning 2006.

Appeared in The Boy Friend and The Sisters Rosenzweig, Broadway productions; also participated in benefits and cabaret performances, including affiliation with the Friday Cabaret Series, Queens Theatre in the Park, 2000.

Stage Work:

Assistant, Nine (musical; also known as Nine the Musical), 46th Street Theatre, New York City, c. 1982–84.

Choreographer, Times and Appetites of Toulouse-Lautrec, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985–86.

Film Appearances:

Theresa, Cheaper to Keep Her, American Cinema, 1980.

Aldonza, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Dr. Gail Gitterman, Simple Justice, Panorama Entertainment, 1989.

Loretta, Chutney Popcorn, 1999.

Victor's mother, Just One Time, 1999.

Jazz class teacher, Center Stage (also known as Centre Stage, City Ballet, and The Dance Movie), Columbia, 2000.

Veronica Ventura, Maid in Manhattan (also known as Made in New York), Columbia, 2002.

Mrs. Vitale, Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Rita, Feelin' Good (also known as Feeling Good), PBS, 1974.

Sister Agnes, In the Beginning, CBS, 1978.

Nurse Rosa Villanueva, Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986.

Multiple roles, Square One TV, PBS, 1987–94.

Regina Corrado, a recurring role, As the World Turns, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Irene, The Recovery Room, 1985.

Nelly Gardato, Doubletake, 1985.

Wanda Orozco, Intimate Strangers, CBS, 1986.

Anita DeSimone, Alone in the Neon Jungle (also known as Command in Hell), CBS, 1988.

Martha, Jesse, CBS, 1988.

District attorney White, Moment of Truth: Stalking Back (also known as Stalking Back: The Anello Family Story), NBC, 1993.

Mary Ayala, For the Love of My Child: The Anissa Ayala Story, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1982.

Voice of Herself the elf, The Special Magic of Herself the Elf (animated), 1983.

Song performer, Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), NBC, 1990.

Herself, "My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies," Great Performances, PBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), syndicated, 1976.

Debbie Ballantine, "Mike and Gloria Meet," All in the Family (also known as Justice for All and Those Were the Days), CBS, 1977.

Helen Klatle, "Eternally Yours," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1984.

Sally Packard, "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1990.

Reasonable Doubts, NBC, c. 1992.

Judge Rona Shays, "Book of Renovation, Chapter 1," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Judge Rona Shays, "How Much Is That Bentley in the Window," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Judge Rona Shays, "Leap of Faith," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Judge Rona Shays, "Rafael's Proposal," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Carla, "Brazil," Cosby, CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Linda, "Hereafter," A Year at the Top, CBS, 1975.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, Radio Playbill, Arts and Entertainment Channel, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2003.

WRITINGS

Stories for Stage Plays:

(With others) A Chorus Line (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, then Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1975, also produced in workshops.

(With others) Class Mothers '68 (solo show), A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1998, then Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 2002–2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Notable Hispanic American Women, Book 1, Gale, 1993.

Periodicals:

New York Times, September 28, 1975.

Playbill, November 16, 1999; December 28, 2005.

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