Broadway stages mourn the death of 56-year-old actress

Doreen Montalbo

, who died on Saturday for reasons that are still unknown, with a career in theater, including the successful production of

In The Heights

, and on television in series like

The good wife


Madame Secretary



also starred in the films

In The Heights

, an adaptation of the first Latin musical to hit the stage on Broadway, and in the adaptation

of Steven Spielberg's


West Side Story

, which will premiere next year.

On Broadway he was part of the original cast of

In The Heights

and also participated in

Flash Dance


The Musical




On Your Feet!

, the story of

Gloria and Emilio Estefan


Most recently on

Mrs Doubtfire

, based on the movie starring

Robin Williams,

which only had three preview roles before Broadway turned off its lights due to the



Her television credits include

Law & Order


Madame Secretary


One Life To Live



, AMC,

The Good Wife,




"We are devastated to hear that she has left us today. Our thoughts and prayers continue with her husband

Mike Mann

and his family during this time," his representative

Steve Maihack

said on Instagram

when reporting his death.

He highlighted in his message that "Doreen could do anything.

She was like a winning lottery ticket


"We will continue to tell his story and remember the talent and love he shared with all of us," said Maihack.

The actress and singer played various characters in the original play

In The Heights

, written and starring

Lin Manuel Miranda

, who has mourned the death of his colleague.


Doreen Montalvo

was the first actress to audition for 'In The Heights' in the basement of the Drama bookstore in 2002. The first. She sang 'Qué Te Pedi' by La Lupe and it was embedded in my heart in an instant. voice had that tear, that tear. Inimitable and hers, "Miranda said on her Twitter account.

She stressed that everyone who knew


became her new friends.

"He hugged his friends with great affection and ease," recalled the award-winning actor.


It's monstrously unfair that we don't spend more time with her

. More shows with her. More music with her. More life with her. When someone brings so much joy and love to everyone they meet, so much commitment to the craft they love ... It's unfair. And heartbreaking, "lamented Miranda, who recalled several moments of his relationship with the actress.

According to the digital newspaper


the actress had suffered a stroke a month ago.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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