The theater has been around for the longest time. It’s withstood the growth of television and movie houses because of the magical experiences it brings to an audience. So it’s not a secret that making it in theater is extremely difficult. Actress and singer Paulina De La Parra knows that as much as any theater professional. But she has proven that she deserves a spot on some of New York and the world’s biggest stages.
Paulina De La Parra is a professional actress, singer, and writer of Mexican descent. Currently, she resides in New York City, where most of her projects and shows occur, but she’s traveled extensively to perform for diverse crowds. Paulina’s story begins in her hometown of Mexico City, where the actress grew up participating in many plays. She was one of the original cast members for “Vive un Nuevo Musical,” a musical growing in popularity around the country. In that play, she portrayed the lead role of Esthella, which would launch her career in theater and entertainment.
Later on, De La Parra would appear in many other major plays, including playing “Elphaba” in the Mexican revival of the hit play “Wicked.” She would also play “Eponine” in a “Les Misérables” play in Mexico and “Belle” in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Mexico.” Paulina also played Velma Kelly in “Chicago” and became a soloist for the internationally-acclaimed “Teatro Metropolitan” in Mexico City.
Paulina De La Parra would eventually travel to the United States to perform in highly-attended events. She moved to New York City at the age of eighteen to expand her professional horizons, eventually working with the Tony Award-winning Tonya Pinkins. She starred in “Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn,” a collection of many ten-minute plays that make up a ninety-minute show about women who look to experience healing through their artistic expressions. The play was part of the #HealMeToo Festival that happened in the famed IRT Theatre in Manhattan.
The actress has recently been a part of the thirty-year-old run of the holiday play, “A Christmas Carol,” by the Cincinnati Playhouse, a two-time Tony Award-winning company. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented at the Broadway-sized Robert S. Marx Theatre.
Shows will run from November 26 to December 30, 2021. Some of Paulina’s other works include Vocal Ease’s benefit concert, where she served as a lead vocalist alongside some of Broadway’s brightest stars—Rebecca Luker, Debra Monk, and Andrea Martin. Paulina also starred in the Manhattan Film Festival’s top movie musical “Plus One.”
De La Parra studied in the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and New York Film Academy (Musical Theatre Conservatory), where she took up Musical Theatre. The actress is highly passionate and dedicated to her craft. She stops at nothing to further develop her musical talent and has a natural charisma on stage that has captured the hearts of producers, critics, and audiences.
Despite all her accomplishments, Paulina De La Parra remains extremely hungry for more career growth. She also commits considerable time to social work, as she loves making people’s lives better. She believes in the power of art to affect positive change. Paulina especially has a soft spot for Latina representation in the theater community and other areas and seeks to paint Mexicans in a positive light.