Krysta Rodriguez starred as the iconic entertainer Liza Minnelli in the Netflix limited series “Halston” from Ryan Murphy. Most recently, Rodriguez wrapped a leading role in the TBS/Sony pilot “Space” and the lead in a holiday themed feature opposite RuPaul.
Rodriguez starred as Megara in the Public Works production of Hercules, the musical adaptation of the Disney animated film, at the Public Theater’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Prior to that, she received an Outer Critics Circle honor for her performance in Seared for MCC Theater, in a role she originated at the Williamstown Theatre Festival under the direction of Mortiz von Stuelpnagel. Other memorable turns include: Anita in West Side Story at The Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra and Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against Off- Broadway. A Broadway veteran, Rodriguez was last seen as Ilse in the critically acclaimed Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening and prior to that headlined in First Date opposite Zachary Levi. Her extensive Broadway credits include the role of Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family opposite Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, In the Heights, A Chorus Line (Revival) and Good Vibrations. She was a standout in the Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line, in which The Hollywood Reporter singled her out as the “Broadway pro whose delivery is so powerful she easily fills the cavernous Bowl, leading the cast to a cathartic crescendo.”
On television, Rodriguez is known from her scene-stealing turn on the second season of NBC’s “Smash” as fan-favorite Ana Vargas. Other television credits include the Netflix post-apocalyptic series “Daybreak,” NBC’s “Trial & Error” opposite John Lithgow and recurring roles on “Quantico,” “Younger,” “Chasing Life,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Married” and “Gossip Girl.”