The cast of “Revoltsoa” which was led by Virella won Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical.
Virella was nominated for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical Outstanding. She said in a press release, “It was my greatest honor to be nominated for outstanding lead performer in a musical from within this award-winning team. A nomination alone was surreal. I would be remiss not to point out the outstanding achievement that it is in and of itself for a ZARZUELA to be nominated –at all– at the Helen Hayes Awards, not to mention WIN. To have a genre in Spanish and a genre so rooted in the cultural costumbrismo of another country be acknowledged and represented in these American awards is a huge accomplishment for GALA and for the Spanish-speaking community in the US. I’m thrilled to have been part of such a momentous occasion.”
This year’s Helen Hayes Awards recognized works from 131 eligible productions presented in the 2022 calendar year. Awards were given in 41 categories.