Orlando Arriaga: Stage Actor, Musician & Photographer

Orlando is an actor and musician known mostly for his stage work in regional theaters across the United States. Born and raised in East Texas. He earned a Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts from Lamar University.

The majority of his work has been in Texas, New York and California. In Texas he has performed on the Alley Theatre stage numerous times including a full workshop production of Hilary Bettis’ 72 Miles to go… and the Regional Premiere on the Neuhaus stage at the Alley. In New York, Orlando originated roles in new works by up-and-coming playwrights at off-broadway theater Symphony Space and off-off broadway theaters Treehouse Theater & Open Tent Theater.

He was critically acclaimed for his role as Padre Perez/Cardenio in the very first major tour of Quixote Nuevo by Octavio Solis directed by KJ Sanchez. Sanchez also cast Orlando as Capulet / Friar Lawrence in California Shakespeares’ bilingual Romeo y Juliet by Karen Zacarias where he also garnered rave reviews.

Orlando comes from a family of musicians. Along with his brother Misa Arriaga, he has composed and recorded music for two plays, The Hobbit and Charlotte’s Web both at the A.D. Players. Often in his theatre performances his guitar playing has been an added bonus to his roles.

He is also a photographer. Orlando will often make photographs of the different landscapes and environments where he is hired as a stage actor. You can see his work at his photography website.

Orlando is a proud Mexican-American. He and his wife are raising their wonderful child.