Tina Himaya

Tina Himaya

Tina is a native New Yorker, born and raised on Long Island. After being chosen as a finalist in Season 10 of “Stonewall Sensation” back in 2012, she was presented with the wonderful opportunity to join the team at The Duplex. Tina’s first professional job in “Showbiz” came at 12 years old when she performed as a Singer/Dancer in the now NYCB Theatre at Westbury’s Christmas Spectacular. She went on to receive a Merit Award of Recognition in Musical Theatre from The National Foundation for Advancement in the ARTS (Miami Fl, 03′). Tina was beyond thrilled when she was chosen to be an MC for a Radio Disney Concert Event at the now Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre to help fight hunger in NY. Some of her favorite credits include: Natalie in The New York Regional Premier of “Next to Normal” (Westchester Sandbox Theatre), Joy in “Cinderella” (La Comedia Dinner Theatre), Crystal in “Little Shop of Horrors” (The Devon Theatre), SOL Soloist in “RENT” (M.O.C. Musicals, Dir. Bob Cline), Homeless Lady in “Let’s Air It!” – A Sketch Comedy Monologue (Pilot – NYC Metro Channel) and as a Singer on The Original Demo Recording of a new Musical “The Divine Sarah” (NYC). Tina sang, and won the award for Most Outstanding Vocal at the 6th Annual Omni Music & Actor Awards honoring Academy Award Winner Lou Gossett Jr. in Los Angeles, CA. Tina has been Bartending on and off for 10 years, but has developed a newfound love and appreciation for it within the last 3 or 4. In 2014, she acquired two Special Certifications in Wine and Beer Hospitality. Tina loves developing new Cocktails with her co-workers, and having the freedom to express herself creatively both behind and in front of the Bar. Everything Tina does, especially when she steps on the stage, is dedicated to the memory of her Mentor, Teacher and Friend Rocco Notarfrancesco. “Come see us at The Duplex. We won’t disappoint!” – TinaHimaya@gmail.com