26 February 1957 (age 60)
Quintana Roo, Mexico
Astrid Hadad, a trained actress and singer, graduated from Centro Universitario de Teatro in Mexico City and embarked first on an acting and singing career spanning the extremes of Mexican TV soaps and an all-female production of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. Later she developed her own form of musical and artistic expression, performing in Australia, Latin America, USA, and Europe. She has published numerous CDs, contributed soundtracks to several movies, and her work has been documented in a number of TV productions.
Whether Hadad is performing on Central Park's Summer Stage, at international theatre festivals around the world, or at the Bodega in Mexico City, she attracts mixed, devoted and passionate audiences, old and young, straight and queer, post-modern Latin-kitsch lovers, or serious admirer of popular Mexican music…
Astrid Hadad, a legend in her native Mexico and abroad, is known for her unconventional performances that combine ranchero, bolero, rumba, rock and jazz and encapsulate the social and political realities of today's world. Her unique fusion of music, theater and campy humor draws upon different traditions of Mexican and Latin popular culture to create an evening of theatrical cabaret. Every show is an extravaganza of humor and song, along outrageous costumes that serve as "portable sets". Whether playing the Aztec Nun or the Postmodern Catholic, Hadad reveals her unique artistic sensibility and inexhaustible creativity, fully embodying every lyric and character, taking everyone in the audience on a delightful journey.
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