Priscilla Lopez

Abuela Sofia: Christmas Again

Priscilla Lopez plays Abuela Sofia, Ro’s warm and loving grandmother who is proud of her Latin heritage, in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Christmas Again.”

This past Broadway season, Lopez created the role of Carla in Bess Wohl’s “Grand Horizons.” Her previous Broadway appearance was in the Tony Award®-winning revival of “Pippin” as Berthe, the trapeze flying Granny. She then reunited with her fellow 1972 “Pippin” alum John Rubinstein for a tour of the United States and Japan. In Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights,” she originated the role of Camila Rosario. She appeared on Broadway in Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Anna in the Tropics” and received a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress for her portrayal of Harpo Marx in “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine.” In her performance as the original Diana Morales in “A Chorus Line,” she introduced the songs “Nothing” and “What I Did For Love,” earning an OBIE Award and a Tony Nomination.

Her Broadway credits include “The Sisters Rosensweig,” “Nine the Musical,” “The Boyfriend,” “Lysistrata,” “Pippin” (1972), “Company,” “Her First Roman,” “Henry Sweet Henry” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Off-Broadway performances include “Beauty of the Father,” “The Oldest Profession,” “newyorkers,” Eric Weinberger’s “Class Mothers ’68” (Drama Desk Nomination), “The Passion of Frida Kahlo,” “Antigone in New York,” “Other People’s Money,” “Extremities,” “Buck” and “Your Own Thing.” Her Los Angeles and regional theater credits include “Irma La Douce,” “Vanities,” “Death and the Maiden,” Matthew Lopez’s “Somewhere,” Nilo Cruz’s “Bathing in Moonlight” and Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House.”

Her film credits include “Maid in Manhattan,” “Center Stage,” “Revenge of the Nerds II,” “Tony & Tina’s Wedding,” “Musical Chairs,” “Swimming with the Fishes,” “Humor Me” and “Looks to Kill.”