Gizel Jiménez

Gizel Jiménez starred as Dawn Louise Pinkett in Waitress the Musical at the Ogunquit Playhouse, Maine in 2024.

In addition to theatre, Gizel starred in the Apple TV+ series “Bad Monkey,” having previously had a recurring role as Tess Silvera on Showtime’s “Dexter: New Blood.” She also starred in Lin Manuel Miranda’s Netflix film, “Tick, Tick…Boom!”

For her role as Nessarose in Wicked, where she was the first Hispanic actor to play the character, Gizel was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards in 2018, and in the same category at the Lucille Lortel Awards in 2019.

Selected Previous Credits


  • Wicked


  • Cornelia Street
  • Reefer Madness
  • Avenue Q
  • Miss You Like Hell
  • West Side Story, Tour
  • Encores/Big River
  • Party People


  • Bliss, 5th Avenue Theatre
  • Evita, Asolo Repertory Theatre
  • Oklahoma, Goodspeed Opera House
  • Up Here, La Jolla Playhouse
  • Theory of Relativity, Goodspeed Terris Theatre
  • In the Heights, Walnut Street Theater and Westchester Broadway Theater
NameGizel Jiménez
Born7 July 1989
FromMiami, Florida
TrainedUniversity of Florida
Dawn Louise Pinkett Ogunquit Playhouse