Delilah Picart has performed professionally for over 25 years in New York City. She began in Boys Harbor, an after-school community center on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. She quickly won several talent contests and the leading role in local plays, and then was accepted into the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.
As a Vocal Major, she participated in musicals such as Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar, which led Delilah to enroll in Tisch School of the Arts in NYU as a Drama Major. All the while, she won roles in several commercials, off-Broadway plays and tv shows such as “The Cosby Show”, “Guiding Light” and “Sesame Street”.
She continued her studies at H.B. Studios in the West Village and joined the Shaman Theatre group where she performed in several plays at the Gene Frankel Theatre and the Nuyorican Poets’ Café. She was later accepted into the prestigious LAByrinth Theatre Company, whose members include Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), David Zayas (Dexter), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) and Sam Rockwell (Conviction). Shortly thereafter, Delilah landed her first role in the film “Malcolm X” with Denzel Washington and Spike Lee. This led to small roles in “Boomerang” with Eddie Murphy, and “A Bronx Tale” with Robert DeNiro. Delilah later joined PRIDE Theater Company, where she began to write and direct.
Her first play “Me and Titi Rojas” was performed at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café in 2001. Before moving to Bridgeville in 2004, Delilah had completed a one-person play entitled “From Fire to Fire” which was performed by LAByrinth in workshop. In the Summer of 2010, she performed for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summerfest production of First Kiss by Yolanda Rodriguez. In September 2010, she made her Pittsburgh stage debut in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. She participated in the world premiere of Rhythm of Revenge, a new play produced by Phase 3 Productions. She received the Donna Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for that role. She frequently returns to New York City and conducts acting workshops for both theatre companies.
Delilah will also be performing in MISS YOU LIKE HELL this semester in the role of Beatriz.
Education & Training
- BA, Comparative Literature, Hunter College, 2002