Guest ArtistsBianca Marroquín, vocalist

Bianca Marroquín was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and raised on the border between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. She started her artistic career in Mexico City in productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Rent, Phantom of the Opera, The Vagina Monologues and Chicago. For her portrayal of Roxie Hart in Chicago, Bianca received five awards from the Mexican Critics Association, including New Revelation and Best Actress. In the summer of 2002 Bianca was invited to cross over from Mexico to Broadway and made her debut with her English version of Roxie Hart; she later kicked off Chicago’s third national tour, for which she received a Helen Hayes Award in Washington DC for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2004.

After touring for two years she officially moved to New York to continue to pursue her career. She then originated the role of Carmen in the revival Broadway hit and Tony Award winner, The Pajama Game, starring Harry Connick, Jr. Bianca can be heard on the special edition of the 10th anniversary of Chicago CD performing a medley version of three of Roxie’s songs in Spanish.

She made her TV debut as Yolanda Rios in One Life to Live. In April of 2008 the Mexican Consulate in New York awarded Bianca for her successful labor as an actress on Broadway. Bianca then premiered her one-woman show in Mexico City: Solo Pido (All I Ask), in honor of her late mother. Regional appearances have included: And the World Goes ‘Round at Barrington Stage Company; Rose Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie at North Shore Music Theatre, for which she won a IRNE award for Best Actress in a musical. Bianca then portrayed the role of Maria Rainer in Mexico City’s hit production of The Sound of Music, marking her official return to the Mexican Stages after six years. In the summer of 2010 she appeared back on Broadway when she joined the Tony Award-winning company of In the Heights in the role of Daniela.

Bianca has just concluded her 4th season as a judge on Univision’s explosively-rated new dance reality show, Mira Quien Baila. Bianca starred in Luis Dellano’s Televisa soap opera Esperanza del Corazon as Angela, and she concluded three seasons of Televisa’s reality competition Pequeños Gigantes as a judge in the dance department.

Bianca starred as Mary in the first Spanish-speaking production of Disney and Cameron Makintosh’s Mary Poppins in Mexico City. She went back to Broadway to her Chicago family (again playing Roxie Hart) and then returned to wrap up the 4th season of Univision's Mira Quien Baila. She released her debut album as a singer/songwriter with El Mundo Era Mio, then returned to TV in Mexico once more as a judge in Televisa’s dance reality show Bailando por un Sueño. People in Español subsequently named Bianca one of the 50 most Beautiful People in their 2015 edition.

After debuting her most recent concert in Mexico City (Bianca Marroqíun en Concierto), she portrayed Anita in Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary celebration production of West Side Story. Last summer she received the invitation to portray Cassie in The Muny’s production of A Chorus Line in St. Louis, Missouri under the direction of Dennis Jones. Currently you can see her on FX’s TV mini-series Fosse/Verdon in the role of Chita Rivera. Look for her album of beautiful classic songs in Spanish, Nuestros Tesoros, on digital platforms.