Marilyn Caserta (she/her) is a Cuban-Italian-American performer who has been stealing the mic, putting on plays, and dancing up a storm since she can remember. Born and bred in Miami, FL, she moved to New York City in 2013 and studied at the Atlantic Acting School.
Marilyn has performed in musicals across the US. She has been seen as Mrs. Claus in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and starred as Maria in Flat Rock Playhouse's production of West Side Story. This past August, Marilyn made her Broadway debut as Catherine of Aragon in Six the Musical. She is currently performing with the Broadway company and both US Tours as Six's first North American Universal Alternate. Marilyn was recently honored with the first ever Theatre World Award for Outstanding Swing.
In addition to performing, Marilyn owns a small-business, called Stage to Script, where she makes commission-based artwork and signage, specializing in Modern Calligraphy (@stagetoscript).
West Side Story
Flat Rock Playhouse
"Marilyn Caserta is brilliant as Maria, rising to the highs of new love as naturally as she falls into the depths of despair. Caserta crystallizes Maria’s beauty and unbounding youth with each perfect high note, forcing viewers to fall in love with her almost as deeply as poor Tony."
- Olivia Stuller, Hendersonville Lightning
"Sure, the late Natalie Wood will forever be remembered as Maria, but make room for Marilyn Caserta, who is knocking them dead with her incredible singing voice, nimble dancing, and all-in acting at Flat Rock. From the romantic fire escape scene until we see her collapsed on the stage in grief, Marilyn commands the stage."
- Steve Wong, Carolina Curtain Call
Area Stage Company
"Caserta...is the performer who shines brightest in this 'Cabaret'. She belts with the best of 'em on 'Mein Herr', 'Maybe This Time' and the title song. She dances up a storm and she conveys Sally's appeal, her nearly unsinkable optimism and her considerable flaws."
- Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald
"Marilyn Caserta, who plays the part of Sally, delivers a stunning performance. Her stage presence is nothing less than world class. She is truly a vivacious talent, and could reprise the role on Broadway."
- Coral Gables the Magazine
"Caserta makes a fascinating Sally. Visually, she looks like a Kewpie doll with shining needy eyes and effusive energy. Emotionally, Caserta bravely tracks Sally's arc from carefree cluelessness to deterioration into tortured denial...Caserta's clarion voice belts 'Don't Tell Mama' and her 'Mein Herr' scorches the auditorium walls."
- Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage
"We must single out Marilyn Caserta, who plays unpredictable cabaret performer Sally Bowles. Her rendition of the title song is superb. She understands what this song is about."
- Aaron Krause, Theatrical Musings