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Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Nominee
Gizel Jiménez, Miss You Like Hell, The Public Theater

Performing at the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards on June 3rd.

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Miss You Like Hell - The Public Theater

Miss You Like Hell


Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and acclaimed, genre-breaking singer/songwriter Erin McKeown bring their highly anticipated new musical to The Public this season. Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Anna in the Tropics, Daphne's Dive) is Beatriz, flawed mom to 16 year-old Olivia played by Gizel, and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation.

After living estranged from each other for years, a mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this powerful new show with vast heart and fierce humor.


as The Mistress

The crowning dramatic achievement of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical and best score, Evita is among the most passionate and memorable productions in musical theater history.

Hadestown - Workshop

as Eurydice

Directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Hadestown the new, award-winning folk opera by Anaïs Mitchell follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain his one true love, Eurydice.

Big River - Encores!

as Susan Wilkes

A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain’s classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. Created by Roger Miller this Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk.

Party People - Public Theater

as Clara

Gizel, together with UNIVERSES made their Public Theater debut with an explosive new work about the complicated legacies of the original Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party. Developed and Directed by Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, The Urban Retreat).

Frozen – Hyperion Theater

as Anna

Gizel starred as Anna in Disney's “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” the new musical adaptation based on blockbuster animated film of the same name. The show is playing at California Adventure's Hyperion Theater, the 1,873-seat venue that was home of "Disney's Aladdin -- A Musical Spectacular" for 13 years.

We Never Do This: An Evening with Kristen & Bobby Lopez

In this rare stage performance together, feel the irresistible creative chemistry between the married couple responsible for the Oscar-winning songs from Disney’s Frozen.

About Gizel

Gizel Jimenez is a graduate of New World School of Miami, FL receiving a BFA in Musical Theater.

Up Next:
  • The Suffragists (Reading)
Broadway Tour credits:
  • West Side Story (Rosalia) - First National
Off Broadway credits:
  • Miss You Like Hell (Oliva) - The Public Theater
  • Big River/Encores (Susan Wilkes) - New York City Center.
  • Party People (Clara) - The Public Theater
  • Unseamly (Malina) - Urban Stages.
TV/Film credits:
  • Law & Order SVU “Presumed Guilty" - Guest star: Angelica Rodriguez
  • Divorce - Co Star: Waiter
  • The Tale of Timmy Two Chins - Lead role: Jennifer
Regional Theater credits:
  • Oklahoma (Ado Annie) - Goodspeed Theater
  • Up Here (Cool Girl) - La Jolla Playhouse
  • The Theory of Relativity (Caroline) - Goodspeed Theater
  • In the Heights (Vanessa) - Walnut Street Theater & Westchester Broadway Theater
  • Smokey Joes Café (The Shimmy Girl) - Capital Repertory Theater
Theme Park credits:
  • Frozen (Princess Anna) - Hyperion Theater at Disneyland
Downtown credits:
  • Rosario and the Gypsies- (Mary) - Theater for the New City

Other credits include: Paramount Theater Benefit (Carmen’s Habanera), Barclays Center (National Anthem), Will Spark’s Music video for Ultra productions (Salsa Dancer) and a Commercial with comedian Nick Kroll for Comedy Central and Funny or Die productions.

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