Honoring Her Sole

"Honoring Her Sole" is a cherished theater tradition established to pay tribute to the remarkable contributions and legacy of Broadway theater artist and advocate, Doreen Montalvo.

In this tradition, R.Evolución Latina reverently passes along a pair of shoes worn by Doreen during her final performance on a Broadway stage. These iconic shoes were originally donned by Doreen during her participation in the Broadway production of Mrs. Doubtfire. Since then, these shoes have embarked on a journey, traveling across the country.

"Honoring Her Sole" serves as a poignant reminder of Doreen Montalvo's enduring impact on the theater community, celebrating her talent, dedication, and spirit. Through this tradition, her legacy lives on, inspiring and uplifting generations of performers to come.

Doreen Montalvo, a little girl from the Bronx, rooted deeply in her Puerto Rican culture, had an unwavering determination to make Broadway her home. Throughout her journey, she never ceased to pursue her dreams, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of many.

As the voice behind some of Broadway's most iconic songs, Doreen Montalvo passionately supported our mission at R.Evolución Latina. She was a beacon of light, always available to lend a helping hand and generously share her talents with others. From the inception of R.Evolución Latina, Doreen championed our cause, lifting up every artist and nurturing the dream of making a difference through art. With boundless joy, she empowered the Latinx community, leaving an enduring legacy of inspiration. For twelve years, Doreen dedicated herself to teaching acting and singing at RL's Children's Performing Arts Camp. Each year, her love for the campers was palpable, and her unwavering dedication inspired all who crossed her path.

At the age of 44, she achieved her lifelong dream of making her Broadway debut as part of the Original Broadway Company of "In The Heights." Her journey continued with performances in the Original Broadway Companies of "On Your Feet!: The Story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan" and "Mrs. Doubtfire," as well as appearances on television shows like "Law and Order," "Madam Secretary," and "The Good Wife." Her radiant light will forever shine on in the upcoming films "In The Heights" and "West Side Story." Doreen's spirit, talent, and boundless love will continue to inspire us all, guiding us as we strive to make a positive difference in the world through art and community.

We invite you to watch this insightful interview with David Baida from the In The Heights National Tour, as he reflects on Doreen Montalvo and her profound impact on his life.

Since 2022, R.Evolución Latina has been honored to continue the tradition of sharing Doreen Montalvo's shoes, photo, and her light to various casts and crews around the country. Here are the locations where Doreen's shoes have traveled:

We are proud to continue spreading Doreen's legacy and message of love, passion, and dedication to the performing arts community nationwide.

Are you part of a production that you feel encompasses Doreen's legacy?  Do you want to join us in spreading her message and becoming part of a new and exciting theater tradition?

If so, we invite you to reach out to us at info@revolucionlatina.org. Please include your name, the name of the theater, and the show you are working on. We would be thrilled to connect with you and collaborate on this meaningful endeavor.

Let's continue to honor Doreen's spirit and passion for the performing arts together.

Each year R.Evolución Latina is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to artists who embody Doreen's spirit, and her art.

The four criteria for each applicant are as follows:
–Artists who are at least 30 years old (DOB on or before 4/30/1994)
-Pursuing a career in the performing arts
-Qualified members of a principal minority group (Latina/Latino/Hispanic, African-American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander)
-Desire to grow as an artist

-Essay (100 words) describing why you should be considered
-Headshot & Resume
-Video and/or Audio of past performances or work. (Include a variety of your repertoire)

Stay Tuned for 2025!

Follow The shoes Footsteps


Real Women Have Curves

American Repertory Theater, MA

On Your Feet!

Papermill Playhouse, NJ

On Your Feet

Riverside Theater, FL
In The Heights-WP

In The Heights

White Plains Performing Arts Center, NY
In The Heights-Gateway

In The Heights

Gateway Playhouse, NY

On Your Feet

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, FL

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