HOLA Awards 2022

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors is pleased to announce the 21st Annual HOLA Awards Gala Benefit, which honors top Latino and Hispanic talents who have shown excellence in film, television, and theater.

This year HOLA will recognize the extraordinary work of Broadway icon and three-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera, who will receive the HOLA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding artistic career. Also, the superb talent of Jaime Lozano, composer of the upcoming Broadway show Frida The Musical, will not only be recognized with the HOLA Elizabeth Peña Breakthrough Artist Award, but will be directing the music performances of the ceremony. Additional 2022 HOLA Awardees will include Tony-nominated costume designer and American Theatre Wing Chair Emilio Sosa, Broadway performer Caesar Samayoa (Come from Away), stage and TV star Hemky Madera (Queen of the South), media personality Fernando Cárdenas (Univisión), talent agent Wendy Curiel, and others.

The HOLA Awards are considered the most prestigious accolades dedicated to honor Latino Artists in the East Coast of the United States. Among awardees in past editions, there are extraordinary personalities such as Antonio Banderas, Rubén Blades, Danny Burstein, Bobby Cannavale, Alfonso Cuarón, Nilo Cruz, Benicio del Toro, Héctor Elizondo, Lupita Ferrer, Andy Garcia, Moises Kaufman, John Leguizamo, Bianca Marroquín, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Montiel, Alfred Molina, Pedro Pascal, Rosie Pérez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mercedes Ruehl and David Zayas.

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors was founded in 1975 by a core group of Latino actors working in New York to address the inequities created by the casting system that underemployed Hispanic actors and relegated Latino characters to negative stereotypes. HOLA is dedicated to expanding the presence of Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education, and recognition of Latin artists. HOLA has served as a crucial resource to the NY casting community for more than 45 years by hosting a Hispanic talent database available to casting directors and agents in addition to distributing casting notices to our members. HOLA also serves as a resource for immigrant actors to gaining access to legal documentation in the USA.

The 21st Annual HOLA Awards Gala Benefit will take place on Monday November 14, 2022, at 6:30 pm in the Instituto Cervantes, located at 211 East 49th Street (bet. 2nd & 3rd Avenues) in Manhattan. The emcees for the evening will be Lynda Baquero of NBC4 News and Juan Manuel Benítez of NY1 News.

 

See the full list of 2022 HOLA Award recipients:

 

2022 HOLA Awards Honors:

 

HOLA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

Chita Rivera

HOLA ILKA ADVOCACY AWARD 

Emilio Sosa

RAÚL JULIÁ HOLA FOUNDERS AWARD

Wendy Curiel

HOLA JOSÉ FERRER TESPIS AWARD 

Caesar Samayoa

HOLA ELIZABETH PEÑA BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST AWARD

Jaime Lozano

HOLA EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION AWARD 

Hemky Madera

HOLA EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA AWARD 

Fernando Cardenas

HOLA EXCELLENCE IN THEATER AWARD 

LAByrinth Theater Company

Latinx Playwrights Circle

 

 

2022 HOLA Awards Excellence in Theater:

 

GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR HOLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION

  • ¡Americano! The Musical (Quixote Productions)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PLAYWRITING

  • Luis Araújo, Mercado Libre (Boundless Theatre Company)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

  • Ismanuel Rodríguez,  Mercado Libre (Boundless Theatre Company)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • La Dama Boba (Repertorio Español)  – Robert Weber Federico, Lighting and Scenic Design. 
  • Mercado Libre (Boundless Theatre Company) – María Cristina Fusté, Lighting Design & Omayra Garriga, Scenic Design

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST

  • ¡Americano! The Musical (Quixote Productions) – Sean Ewing, Legna Cedillo, Yassmin Alers, Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda, Joseph Paul Cavazos, Lucas Coatney, Devin Cortez, Juan Luis Espinal, Justin Figueroa, Ruben Flores, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Henry Gendron, Anne-Lise Koyabe, Alessandro J. Lopez, Edgar Lopez, Carolina Miranda, Alex Paez, Ryan Reyes, Lannie Rubio, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Robbie Serrano, Maria Cristina Posada Slye, Pablo Torres. 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR

  • Gerardo Gudiño, Mercado Libre (Boundless Theatre Company)
  • Diana Pou, Mercado Libre (Boundless Theatre Company)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR

  • Rafael Beato, Bloom (IATI Theater)
  • Ursula Tinoco, Muerte en el Nilo (Coquí Theater)

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE

  • Marc Parejo, Con Los Ojos Cerrados (Maniac Producciones)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION IN VIRTUAL THEATER

  • El Retablillo de Don Cristóbal (PinProductions)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION IN MICROTHEATER

  • César Chávez and the Migrants (The César Chávez Story), (Teatro SEA)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION IN CHILDREN’S THEATER

  • Los Grises (Teatro SEA)

HOLA SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS 

  • Life Lessons (Thalia Spanish Theater) – For its theme of inclusion and education.
  • La Paz Perpetua (Repertorio Español) – For original montage

 


 

Masters of Ceremony: Lynda Baquero – NBC  & Juan Manuel Benitez – NY1

Live performances by Jaime Lozano, Florencia Cuenca, Shereen Pimentel, and Caesar Samayoa

Dress Code: Dress to Impress!

Covid Safety Protocol: Masks will be recommended for guests while not eating or drinking

 

 


 

More information about the HOLA Gala/Benefit:

The 21st Annual HOLA Awards Gala Benefit will take place on Monday November 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the Instituto Cervantes, located at 211 East 49th Street (bet. 2nd & 3rd Avenues) in Manhattan.

– Admission tickets are available for purchase at $150 in this webpage.

– The proceedings of this Benefit will support HOLA’s efforts to advocate for the Hispanic community of actors in the US.

– If you cannot attend, but still wish to support our mission by making a tax deductible donation, please consider Supporting HOLA

 


The schedule of the event is as follows:

– 6:30-7:00pm – Reception/ Welcome cocktail
– 7:00-8:30pm – Ceremony
– 8:30-9:15pm – Meet & Greet/Networking, tapas, drinks

 


Articles about this event:

– Broadway World: ¡AMERICANO! THE MUSICAL, Emilio Sosa, Caesar Samayoa & More to Receive 2022 HOLA Awards 

– La Guía Cultural: La Organización Hispana de Actores Latinos anuncia los galardonados de los Premios HOLA 2022

– Playbill: Emilio Sosa, Caesar Samayoa, More Honored With 2022 Hola Awards

– Variety: Chita Rivera to Receive HOLA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

– La Guía Cultural: Chita Rivera recibirá el Premio HOLA 2022 en honor a su trayectoria artística

– Broadway World: Chita Rivera to Receive HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award; Award to be Renamed in Her Honor

– Playbill: Chita Rivera to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors

– Amsterdam News: Chita Rivera to Receive HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award

 


 

HOLA would like to gratefully acknowledge Radio Drama Network, Triangle Entertainment, INTAR, Supreme Consultants, Index Audio, Goya, 809 Bar & Grill, Barceló, La Guía Cultural, Korbel, Instituto Cervantes, Alerta Creative, and Thalia Spanish Theatre for their generous support of the 2022 HOLA Awards Gala.

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Date

Monday Nov 14 2022
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Cost

$150.00
Instituto Cervantes

Location

Instituto Cervantes
211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
Website
https://nyork.cervantes.es/

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