Broadway Podcast Network – #140 – PALOMA GARCIA

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE Paloma Garcia-Lee / @palomagarcialee   Paloma Garcia-Lee is an established actress who gained notoriety for her standout performances on the Broadway stage and now is making an outstanding leap to television and film. Paloma’s career is on a meteoric trajectory, and there’s no chance of slowing down anytime soon. Dynamic [...]

“West Side Story”: The evolution of a classic

"West Side Story": The evolution of a classic On a cool January night in New York City, I made my way to The Broadway Theatre to see a preview performance of Ivo Van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s re-envisioning of the landmark musical “West Side Story.” As the hour drew closer to eight inside [...]

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 [...]

Rivals in West Side Story, Ariana DeBose and Paloma Garcia-Lee Are Best Friends in Real Life

The actresses met over 13 years ago in a New York dance class and danced side by side in Spielberg's latest film. Anita and Graziella were quite literally made to be enemies. Anita, played by Ariana DeBose in Steven Spielberg’s dazzling recent adaptation of West Side Story, is dating Bernardo, leader of the Sharks, a [...]

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 [...]