NATALIE TORO was born and raised in The Bronx, NY.
At the ripe old age of five, Natalie had her first solo performance for Amateur Night at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. With a five-piece band supporting her, that night was the night that changed her life. She began studying intense music training at The Manhattan School of Music by joining the Preparatory Division where she studied classical piano and voice every Saturday of every week until she was eighteen at the same time reaching for the stars by going to The High School of Music and Art. Her training continued at The Boston Conservatory of Music where she earned a BFA in Musical Theater.
NATALIE has received accolades for the role she originated on Broadway portraying Madame Defarge in A TALE OF TWO CITIES, a role for which she won Sarasota Magazine’s Best Supporting Actress Award when the show played its pre-Broadway run at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.
When the show opened on Broadway, Natalie received an award for her outstanding achievements in the performing arts for Puerto Rican Heritage Month.
NATALIE was the first American to play the role of Eponine in LES MISERABLES on Broadway for three consecutive years and continued her career as Grizabella in CATS.
Her portrayal of Eva Peron in the 20th Anniversary Tour of EVITA earned her a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination.
She originated the role of Sally in Alan Menken’s, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Paramount Theater, played Mary Magdalene in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and Camila in the Tony Award winner for best musical, IN THE HEIGHTS.
Natalie currently lives in Upstate NY, where Private Coaching has also become a part of her life.
In June of 2023, Natalie celebrated BROADWAYWORLD'S 20th ANNIVERSARY GALA by performing at Sony Hall, with the Mayor of New York City proclaiming it BroadwayWorld Day.
Natalie had the honor of being a part of the film WEST SIDE STORY directed by Steven Spielberg.
She played Maria in the new Podcast Musical of 16 episodes called ROSEMARY AND THYME produced by Peter Link and Watchfire Music.
You might catch Natalie on your television set on
ELEMENTARY, PERSON OF INTEREST, LAW AND ORDER,
LAW AND ORDER SVU, UNFORGETTABLE, BLACK BOX
And the animated feature by Rankin/Bass, SANTA BABY for FOX.
She also filmed a concert in England of
A TALE OF TWO CITIES for PBS, narrated by Michael York
Recent World Premiere of BENNY & JOON played at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego and The Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey. Other World Premiers include: SNOW CHILD at the Arena Stage, THE FIX, produced by Cameron Macintosh, and both written by John Dempsey and Dana Rowe, and Maria in THE AUDIENCE.
She had the priviledge of playing Renee in Grammy Award Winner Marcus Hummon’s FRANCES OF GUERNICA in Nashville, Tennessee, Serena in EVERYTHING’S DUCKY by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and played Carmen in FAME, THE MUSICAL at P.C.L.O.
OFF- BROADWAY in THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD playing La Bruja, Ginger in ZOMBIE PROM.
Other roles include: Mrs. Johnstone in BLOOD BROTHERS and the Narrator in ZORBA.
Natalie was set to open in SISTER ACT at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle playing Mother Superior, when the world shut down one day before previews in 2020.