Actress Doreen Montalvo, the actress greatest recognized for her roles within the Broadway productions of Mrs. Doubtfire and In the Heights, handed away on Saturday.
Her supervisor Steve Maihack introduced her dying in a prolonged and heartfelt tribute posted to his Instagram web page yesterday.
“It’s been my honor and excessive pleasure to have labored with Doreen, as her supervisor. From the minute we met, it was like we had been associates for years. Kindred spirits, for positive. “
Maihack recalled a few of the highlights of Montalvo’s profession that he witnessed, together with the actress taking part in Gloria Fajardo at the Kansas City open-air Starlight theater throughout the On Your Feet! (OYF) tour.
He additionally recalled her work previously yr, together with filming display variations of In the Heights and West Side Story, and her return to Broadway to star in Mrs. Doubtfire.
“DOREEN, what an absolute blessing to have recognized you in your unimaginable human journey,” he concluded. “I pray for you and can love and miss you, para siempre. Para Siempre. PARA SIEMPRE.”
Montalvo died about a month after she suffered a stroke, in keeping with Deadline.
Doreen Montalvo dying: Tributes on social media
People have been posting condolence messages and tributes on social media because the information of Montalvo’s dying broke yesterday.
Members of the stage and display neighborhood who reacted to the information of her dying on Twitter included the director and screenwriter Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians).
“Our hearts are dim and my condolences are despatched to her household and my theatre household,” Ruiz tweeted.
Doreen Montalvo bio
Doreen Montalvo was recognized for her roles within the Broadway productions of In The Heights, On Your Feet, Flash Dance The Musical, and Giant.
Her off-Broadway appearances included Mamma Mia and La Lupe.
She additionally appeared on TV exhibits akin to Madam Secretary, Elementary, One Life to Live, The Good Wife, Smash, and Law & Order.
She performed Melda within the romance-comedy movie, Jack, Jules, Esther & Me (2013).
She is ready to seem in Steven Spielberg’s display adaptation of West Side Story and Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of In The Heights. Both movies are set to premiere in 2021.
Montalvo appeared within the latest Broadway manufacturing of Mrs. Doubtfire, however the musical stopped early after Broadway shut down in March as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
She was a part of a group of Broadway stars who staged a socially distanced flash mob efficiency in Time Square on August 14.
The performance was done as a tribute to Broadway and to boost cash for members of the neighborhood who have been out of labor as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Montalvo is survived by her husband Mike Mann, additionally a stage actor, and her step-children.