April 2016, Volume 20, Number 2


Spotlight Shines on Canela

Jencarlos Canela
MDC alumnus Jencarlos Canela

Latin acting and singing sensation and MDC alumnus Jencarlos Canela has seen his star glow even brighter in recent months with leading roles on two major TV networks.

Canela, a graduate of New World School of the Arts at MDC, recently wowed audiences in his performance as Jesus in Tyler Perry’s live broadcast of The Passion on Fox. The first-of-its-kind live musical production was shot throughout New Orleans and allowed Canela to showcase his singing and acting skills through this leading role portraying one of history and religion’s most iconic figures.

Canela also wrapped up his first season co-starring alongside Eva Longoria on NBC’s new half-hour comedy Telenovela. In this role, Canela plays Longoria’s ex-husband who is cast as her co-star in a Spanish language soap opera – a hilarious nod to Canela’s previous acting credits on popular Latin soap dramas.

Canela also maintains an internationally successful music career and has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning songwriter and MDC alumnus Emilio Estefan in addition to performing artist Pitbull, among many others.


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