Lea DeLaria from “Orange is the New Black” will be our Vallarta Pride 2015’s Marshal.
As Vallarta Pride 2015’s board we are we are glad to announce that the talented comedian, jazz musician and actress Lea DeLaria will be Vallarta Pride’s Grand Marshal in our 2015 parade to be celebrated on May 23, 2015 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Lea will also participate in Big Boo’s Birthday Bash, the women’s only party, celebrating her birthday.
Here a few lines to introduce our Grand Marshal.
Lea DeLaria achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. And while she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional “hey it’s you” to not being able to walk into a Dollar Store in a suburb without getting asked for a picture, the fact is, Lea has been a professional for 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.
Lea was the first queer comic to perform on television in the States which launched her into world recognition.
Prior to her success on OITNB, she was seen in countless TV series (Awkward, Californication, The Oblongs, One Live to Live, Law and Order SVU, Will and Grace, Friends, to name only a few), and movies (The First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen), with appearances on and off Broadway that have and continue to garner her recognition and acclaim.
Her on and off Broadway credits are too numerous to mention, but stand outs include her appearance on Broadway in “On the Town,” winning Obie and Theatre World awards for her performance, an Ovation nomination for her appearance in the “Boys from Syracuse;” and playing both Eddie AND Doctor Scott in” The Rocky Horror Show.”
If that’s not enough, Lea has five records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book “Lea’s Book of Rules for the World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.
For more information about Lea follow her on Twitter and Instagram @realleadelaria