Angel Newhem Valenzuela

Angel Newhem Valenzuela is an Akron-based performer who’s played Trixie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Angel in Rent, Woof in Hair, and Nicky in Avenue Q, all with the Millennial Theater Company [MTP]. He’s a member of Cleveland’s LatinUS Theater Company, the only Spanish-speaking theater in Ohio, for which he’s played Samuel in Tiempo Muerto from Puerto Rico, and Doctor Espitia in La Siempreviva from Columbia. He played Ernst Robel and Gaston in Spring Awakening for the Avenue Arts Theater in Canton, and Scott in Disaster! The Musical for the Broadview Heights Spotlight Theater. He played 10+ characters as a lead in The Toxic Avenger at Kent State University, Stark’s Player’s Guild Theater in March 2023. He’s now workshopping The Blake and Ollie Show, an experimental play written by his husband, Blake Newhem Valenzuela, for Wild Oscar’s below the Akron Civic—which will be Angel’s directorial debut this June. This will follow his first performance at Cleveland’s Public Theater in May, as part of its ¡OBRAS EN EVOLUCIÓN 2023! festival of new play readings. Born in Nayarit, Mexico, he grew up in Tijuana, and will begin studying for a degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance at Arizona State University Online in March 2023.

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