Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo dead at 56

Written by on October 19, 2020

Actress Doreen Montalvo has passed away at the age of 56. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYCLU)

(Fox News) – Broadway and television actress Doreen Montalvo has died at the age of 56.

The news was confirmed by her rep in a statement obtained by Fox News. They confirmed she passed away from a stroke.

Montalvo died on Saturday “surrounded by her husband Michael Mann and her family after a recent sudden ailment,” said a rep in a separate statement obtained by E! News.

“Doreen didn’t just light up the stage, she brightened the light in all of those around her,” read the statement. “She infused love into every role she played in a varied and successful acting career. Her family is so appreciative to know her work will live on and be seen in the upcoming films of ‘In The Heights’ and ‘West Side Story,’ and for the outpouring of love from every corner of the business.”

Montalvo was best known for her stage work, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work in the ensemble of “In the Heights.” She will also play a role in the film adaptation.

She was also part of the cast of “On Your Feet!,” the Broadway musical about the life of Gloria Estefan.

Montalvo is survived by Michael Mann, a Broadway performer whom she married in 2010, and her step-children.

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