Liza Colón-Zayas

Personal Information
Liza Colón-Zayas is an original member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, now in residence at The Public Theater. She originated the role Norca in the Off- Broadway hit Our Lady of 121st Street, and the role of Daisy in the ensemble drama In Arabia We'd All Be Kings. Both plays were directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and written by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Mr. Guirgis directed and developed her first solo show, Sistah Supreme. The show had a summer long run at the First NYC Hip-Hop Theater Festival at P.S. 122, produced by Danny Hoch. Other solo shows include Bacalaitos (Aaron Davis Hall), Have You Seen Here? (PSNBC, Aaron Davis Hall), and Knee Jerk Reaction (George Street Playhouse & INTAR). She has toured Europe with director Peter Sellars in a production of A Story of a Soldier. Film credits include Unfaithful w/ Richard Gere, Apt. 5C w/Richard Edson (Cannes Film Festival), The Keeper w/ Giancarlo Esposito (Sundance Film Festival). TV credits include Law & Order, Third Watch, Sex & the City, Deadline w/Oliver Platt, Law and Order: S.V.U., New York Undercover. Upcoming projects include Heights w/ Glenn Close and The Lodge Kerrigan Project, produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven Linda Gross Theater 12/09/2019 Sarge
2 Mary Jane New York Theatre Workshop 09/25/2017 Sherrie / Dr. Toro
3 Between Riverside and Crazy Second Stage Theatre 02/11/2015 Church Lady
4 Between Riverside and Crazy Linda Gross Theater 07/31/2014 Church Lady
5 Water By The Spoonful Second Stage Theatre 01/08/2013 Odessa
6 Othello Jack. H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 09/27/2009 Emilia
7 The Little Flower of East Orange Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 04/06/2008 Magnolia / Nurse 1 / Pope John XXIII
8 A View From 151st Street Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall 10/18/2007 Lena
9 The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 03/02/2005 Gloria/Mother Teresa/Voice 2
10 Living Out Second Stage Theatre 09/30/2003 Zoila Tezo
11 Our Lady of 121st Street Union Square Theatre 03/06/2003 Norca
12 ¡Olé! Theatre on Three 11/08/1995 Liza (Sistah Supreme)

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 ¡Olé! Theatre on Three 11/08/1995 Playwright
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Mary Jane Actor
2 WON 2015 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Between Riverside and Crazy Actor
3 NOMINATED 2004 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress Living Out Actor