Natalie Toro (born in New York City) is an American singer and stage, television, and film actor.
Natalie debuted at the Apollo Theater at age 5. She studied piano and voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the High School of Music and Art until the age of 18. She attended the Boston Conservatory of Music earning a BFA in Musical Theater.
In 1999, Toro began a long journey with A Tale of Two Cities, a musical by Jill Santoriello. A concert & invite-only readings & workshops were held, before Toro would leave for a Broadway-aimed tour of Evita. Unfortunately, the tour's plans for Broadway were scrapped. In 2002, she performed the role of Madame Defarge for the concept recording of 'Tale'. In 2004, she began to tour with Jesus Christ Superstar, both with Sebastian Bach was on the tour and after he left. In 2007, she was cast in the Broadway musical adaptation of 'A Tale of Two Cities' in Sarasota, FL, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. She received a 2007 Sarasota Magazine Award for Best Supporting Actress in the Theatre for her performance, and received very good reviews.
In March 2008, the opening for previews on August 19, 2008 was set at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York, with an official opening of September 18. The show closed, after mainly negative reviews, on November 9, 2008.
On November 23, Toro released her second solo-CD, which was self-titled "Natalie Toro." The album contains the song "Out of Sight Out of Mind" from A Tale of Two Cities.
1 Theatrical Credits,
2 Theatre Awards,
4 External links,
A Tale of Two Cities, Madame Defarge,
Les Misérables, Eponine,
A Christmas Carol (Madison Square Garden Productions),
Zombie Prom (Off-Broadway),
Evita, Evita Peron,
Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Magdalene,
In the Heights, Camila Rosario,
2009: 2008-2009 BroadwayWorld Fan Theatre Awards for Best Featured Actress (Finalist / Nominated) - Madame DeFarge, A Tale of Two Cities,
2008: Sarasota Magazine Theatre Award for Best Featured Actress (WIN) - Madame DeFarge, A Tale of Two Cities,
1999: J. Jefferson Theatre Award (Chicago) for Best Actress (Nominated) - Evita in EVITA