Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Vallarta Pride 2015 board recently announced that the talented comedian, jazz musician and actress Lea Delaria will be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Vallarta Pride parade, which will be celebrated on May 23, 2015. Delaria will also participate in 'Big Boo's Birthday Bash,' an exclusive party for women only, in celebration of Lea's Birthday.
Lea Delaria seems to have 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 lesbian for 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.
Lea was the first queer comic to perform on television in America, 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, and Friends to name a few), and movies (First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen), as well as 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," for which she won Obie and Theatre World awards, as well as a Drama Desk nomination; an Ovation nomination for her appearance in the "Boys from Syracuse;" and playing both Edie 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.For more information about Vallarta Pride 2015, visit the official website.For the complete Vallarta Pride 2015 schedule of events, click HERE.