Born in East LA
"Hey! A song cue!"
In 1993 native Angelino Danny Bolero began trading coastlines while making his Broadway debut as Naphtali, one of Joseph's eleven brothers in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (cast recording). In 2009, Danny returned to Broadway when he joined the company of Lin Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS. During the Broadway run, Danny auditioned and landed the principal role of Kevin Rosario for the 1st National tour of IN THE HEIGHTS, which he later reprised on Broadway opposite the great Priscilla Lopez.
In early 2018, Danny made his Public Theater debut in a new musical by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Erin Mckeown, MISS YOU LIKE HELL (cast recording), originating the role of Manuel. Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega as Beatriz, an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. Beatrice is a flawed Mom to troubled 16-year-old Olivia; Mother and daughter estranged for years. They embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths—a powerful show with vast hearts and fierce humor.
Being tagged as the first immigration musical, Danny plays Manuel, a widowed tamales seller. Manuel has the touch of a poet, a great listener, and connoisseur of life's simple pleasures. "The beautiful "Tamales," sung by Danny Bolero's Manuel, as he recounts his life with his late wife seen through their preparation of the title dish, is a little gem that could warrant a musical of its own. Hudes' sensual lyrics and McKeown's unintrusive score transported me to being five years old in my great-grandmother's kitchen." Jose Solis, stagebuddy.com
In late 2019, Danny got an audition to try out for a Neil Simon revival. His first audition led to a callback which eventually led to him getting the part in a show that was to be directed by Tony-Award winner John Benjamin Hickey. An actor whose work Danny has admired for a long time. However, it wasn't until much later that he learned the identity of the show's two main stars, Mathew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. Well, it doesn't get more exciting than that. So in early 2020, Danny was getting ready to head back to Broadway after a successful three-week run in Boston. Unfortunately, on March 12th, it was announced that Broadway would be shutting down; it was one day before previews began.
But as they say in the industry, the show must go on. As of so, Feb. 25, 2022. New York audiences have been filling the Hudson Theatre to catch the show, and from the waves of laughter spilling onto 44th street, it's a winning ticket.
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