2023 HOLA Awards Gala Benefit


The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), invites you to the HOLA Awards Gala Benefit. The 22nd annual ceremony will take place Monday, October 16th at the legendary home of Edwin Booth, The Players NYC, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. The gala benefit honors top Latino and Hispanic talents who have shown excellence in film, television, and theater.

The HOLA Awards are considered among the most prestigious accolades dedicated to honor Latino Artists in the United States.

This year, HOLA will be honoring the life and career of pioneer Cuban-American director, León Ichaso, with the creation of a new award to honor his name and celebrate individuals who have displayed unwavering perseverance in their artistic careers. This new award –  the HOLA León Ichaso Award – will be presented to musician Paquito D’Rivera.

The HOLA 2023 Chita Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed on ten-time Tony Award and Drama Desk nominee, Graciela Daniele, in recognition of her outstanding artistic career. We are also proud to present another new award in her name to celebrate choreographers who have redefined the art of movement, infusing their choreography with innovation, emotion, and a profound understanding of storytelling. This new award –  HOLA Graciela Daniele Excellence in Choreography Award – will be presented to the internationally renowned director and choreographer, Sergio Trujillo, in celebration of having made history as the first Latinx recipient of the Tony Award for Best Choreography.

Our list of 2023 HOLA Awardees include notable Broadway performers such as Linedy Genao (Bad Cinderella), Rosal Colón (Between Riverside and Crazy), Angel Sigala (New York, New York), along with stage and TV star David Zayas (Cost of Living), media personalities TíoLouie and Manolo García Oliva, illusionist Antonio Díaz – El Mago Pop, opera star Nancy Fabiola Herrera, journalist Juan Manuel Benítez, Washington D.C.’s GALA Hispanic Theatre, and many others. Click here to see full list of honorees and nominees.

“On behalf of HOLA’s Awards Gala Committee, we look forward to welcoming new friends and steadfast supporters to this important gathering of our community in NYC at The Players to toast our distinguished honorees,” expressed Ana María Estrada, President of the Board of Directors of HOLA.

The HOLA Awards are considered among the most prestigious accolades dedicated to honor Latino Artists in the United States. The Master of Ceremony for this year’s event will be Yessi Hernández from Telemundo 47’s Acceso Total, and the musical direction will be led by Jhoely Garay, accompanied by Alec Castro, showcasing the exceptional voices of some of the evening’s award recipients.

Notable past award recipients include: Antonio Banderas, Rubén Blades, Danny Burstein, Alfonso Cuarón, Nilo Cruz, Benicio del Toro, Lupita Ferrer, Andy Garcia, Héctor Elizondo, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Sara Montiel, Alfred Molina, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mercedes Ruehl, Pedro Pascal, Moisés Kaufman, Rosie Pérez, and others.


Additional Details:


Dress Code: Formal Black Tie attire is recommended to complement the elegance of the occasion.

Admission: To grace us with your presence, we offer admission tickets at two levels: regular admission for $200 and premium tickets at $500.

(For your convenience, please note that $100 of a $200 ticket and $400 of a $500 ticket are tax deductible.)

Purpose: The funds raised from this Benefit will directly contribute to furthering HOLA’s advocacy for the Hispanic artistic community within the United States.

Can’t Attend?: If your schedule prevents you from attending, you can still contribute to our cause by making a tax deductible donation. Your support will make a meaningful impact on HOLA’s mission.



Event Schedule:


  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Welcome Reception
    Commence the evening with a one-hour step-and-repeat photo session, accompanied by a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres.
  • 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Ceremony
    Start of the awards ceremony celebrating artistic excellence.
  • 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Afterparty *
    Enjoy a one-hour open bar and an opportunity to mingle with other honorees and guests to continue the celebration after the ceremony.

* The afterparty will run for an hour after the end of the awards ceremony. Start time subject to change. 

Your presence and participation in each segment of the evening are greatly anticipated. We look forward to sharing these memorable moments with you in a truly formal and elegant setting.


Press contact:

Blanca Lassalle





HOLA would like to gratefully acknowledge Ponce Bank for their contribution towards our 2023 HOLA Awards Gala Benefit.






HOLA would like to gratefully acknowledge Goya for their generous support towards our 2023 HOLA Awards Gala Benefit.






HOLA would like to gratefully acknowledge Radio Drama Network for their generous backing of our 2023 programming supporting art that enriches our culture.




For those interested in becoming sponsors, please visit our sponsorship information page to explore the various sponsorship opportunities available. Your generous support will play a crucial role in the success of this event and in the thriving Hispanic artistic community.




Monday Oct 16 2023


6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


The Players


The Players
16 Gramercy Park South


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