The BARE Magazine December 2021

Paloma Garcia-Lee stars as Graziella in the heart felt, visually outstanding musical, “West Side Story,” directed by Steven Spielberg. Grab your tickets ASAP. Paloma is a triple threat shimmering talent with a heart to match. We were blown away by her warm energy and positive vibes on our shoot in Brooklyn recently. The role of [...]

Basking in the Moment with Paloma Garcia Lee of ‘WEST SIDE STORY’

Paloma was photographed and interviewed by Alison Engstrom; she was styled by Sarah Slutsky; makeup by Tina Turnbow and hair by Marc Mena; styling assistance Carlee Princell. First Look: Dress by Solace London; Shoes by M. Gemi; Hair pins by Lelet Above: Dress by Elie Saab; Jewelry by Alighieri ON SEEING THE FILM Tomorrow will [...]

The Biggest Lesson You Learn From Watching Steven Spielberg Work Up Close

The following Career Dispatch essay was written by Paloma Garcia-Lee, who plays Graziella in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” now playing in theaters. Patience, trust, and gratitude are some of the practices that have guided me through the last few years and have been a part of how “West Side Story” has changed my life. Something I [...]

MOD Magazine Winter 2021

PALOMA GARCIA LEE Tell us a little about your life, growing up. My parents were both in the arts and I was born into this incredible, loving and artistic home. My earliest memories are of my dad playing instruments around the house and my mom bringing me to class with her. I’d listen to my […]

How Paloma Garcia-Lee Manifested Her Dream Role, in Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

On a rainy day in November 2018, Paloma Garcia-Lee got a call from her agent that brought her to her knees outside her New York City apartment: She was going to play Graziella in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. The call came after a lengthy audition process with Spielberg in the room, and the role, originated [...]

Paloma Garcia-Lee’s unconventional UNCSA path leads to Broadway success

You wouldn’t call Drama and Dance alumna Paloma Garcia-Lee’s artistic journey a conventional one. The 2008 high school Drama graduate originally came to UNCSA to study ballet. She’d grown up hearing about the school from her mother, high school dance alumna Teresa (Terri) Garcia. “I heard about NCSA from the first moment I can remember,” Garcia-Lee says. “Within the first week [...]

Why It’s Okay to Be Choosy About Who You Dance For

I have a commitment, a romance, a love affair with dance, with the feeling that happens when the music and the steps so perfectly align and I can't help but get chills. That feeling when my partner and I are dancing as one, when everyone onstage feels the same heartbeat, when it's just me alone [...]

BWW Interview: Paloma Garcia-Lee Talks WEST SIDE STORY Casting

Yesterday, additional casting was announced for the highly anticipated film adaptation of West Side Story from director Steven Spielberg. Paloma Grace-Lee was cast as Graziella, the girlfriend of the Jets' member Riff, who will be played by Dear Evan Hansen's Mike Faist. ANGELS IN AMERICA scribe Tony Kushner is currently working on the film's script. Joining Spielberg as producers [...]

Tony Nominee Mike Faist, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Maddie Ziegler, More Join Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Movie

VIA. PLAYBILL BY RUTHIE FIERBERG APR 16, 2019 The upcoming movie has assembled its Sharks and Jets—the latter led by the former Dear Evan Hansen star. Mike Faist Marc J. Franklin Tony nominee Mike Faist will take on the role of Riff in Steven Spielberg's upcoming new film adaptation of West Side Story. The Dear Evan Hansen alum is among several stage favorites [...]

Paloma Garcia-Lee Writes a Letter to Her Teenage Self

via. DanceSpirit.com Broadway baby Paloma Garcia-Lee has been all over the Great White Way: She's performed in The Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work If You Can Get It and On the Town, and was the dance captain in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Her mom was a Broadway performer as well, and Lee grew up training [...]