EXCLUSIVE: Ana Villafañe, a Cuban-American singer, dancer and actress from Miami, has signed with UTA. She currently is a series regular on Hulu’s hit series South Beach. On the film side, she’ll next be seen in Max Steel, opposite Maria Bello and Andy Garcia. She also portrays singer Gloria Estefan, opposite Josh Segarra (Sirens) in On Your Feet! The Story Of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, a new musical about the powerhouse pop singer and her producer husband (and the Miami Sound Machine) that earned excellent reviews earlier this summer in its Broadway tryout in Chicago. The show, with book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is staged by Jerry Mitchell (direction) and Sergio Trujillo (choreography).
Villafañe, who attended the same Miami high school as Gloria Estefan, won the role through a filmed audition when she could not make the Miami call. The show begins previews October 5 at the Marquis Theatre and is slated to open on November 5.
Villafañe continues to be represented by managers Bill O’Dowd and Manny Arca.