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Maria Costa and Morris Chestnut co-host the 2014 Urban Wheel Awards

Maria Costa brought her comedic antics to the 18th Annual Urban Wheel Awards as co-host alongside fellow actor, Morris Chestnut (Best Man Holliday).

Maria's Macho Men 2014 tour is a hit on campuses nationwide

Maria is packing in audiences across the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast throughout colleges and campuses across the country. Click here to read more

Maria Costa set to receive Star on the Motown Walk of Fame

Other recipients include Kid Rock, Aretha Franklin, M&M and producer Jerry Bruckheimer Click here to read more

Maria Costa's Viva America is nominated for a 2013 Imagen Award

The pilot episde of Viva America, a new comedy series staring Maria Costa, is nominated for a prestigious Imagen Award  - honoring excellence in Latino TV and Film. Other nominees include Grey's Anatomy (ABC), The Voice (NBC) and Private Practice (ABC)

Kresge Foundation awards Maria Costa fellowship grant

Funds from the grant sponsored Detroit's hit premier of Macho Men at the Charles Wright Theatre and will also be used towards the filming of the Macho Men special.


Maria Costa Awarded 2012 Kresge Artist Fellow for Her Body of Work

Out of over 450 applicants Maria Costa was chosen as a 2012 Kresge Artist fellow awarded by Kresge Arts a program of the Kresge Foundation. Maria's outstanding performances in television, film and stage as well as her work as a writer are what earned her the fellowship.Click here for the full Detroit Free Press story!



Maria Costa Contributes to Underserved Children Providing Arts Education throughout Southwest Detroit

Maria has been passing it forward by giving underprivileged children in the area she grew up in arts training at Harms Elementary and the non-profit organization Living Arts. "It is  an honor and pleasure to see them find their voice through play-writing and their self expression through acting and dance. "


Maria Discusses Macho Men & PBS on "Detroit Wants To Know"

Maria, Rumba & Andy Garcia…  

Maria lights up the screen with fellow Cuban actor Andy Garcia as she dances the rumba in an international Bacardi commercial.See the Commercial 

Macho Men to film and air on PBS

TechTown Grants "Macho Men" Film Expansion

As the Detroit-based business incubator of theatrical and media production company Oro Entertainment, TechTown recently awarded producers Maria Costa and Francisco Segovia a grant to complete the screenplay for the feature film translation of Macho Men, and are providing support for the live Macho Men shows to expand into untapped urban markets nationwideClick here to read the press release


Maria's Worldwide DVD Party in Hollywood was Muy Caliente!

Maria arrived on the Red Carpet in a dress designed and sewn by Celia Cruz's personal dress designer, Irma Penalver. The guests enjoyed delicious food by Celebrity Chef Kurt Ehrlich, danced all night to the live music of Johnny Polanco y Su Conjunto Amistad and with the Brazilian samba dancers. Click here to see pics from the party.


Macho Men V.I.P. Detroit Preview was a Smash!

On June 29th 2012 TechTown sponsored a Sneak Preview Press Event for Maria Costa’s Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them at the University of Michigan Detroit Center. The standing room only crowd of Press and V.I.P. gave Maria a standing ovation. Click Here to See the Press Release

Image Entertainment picks up Maria’s Costa’s “Macho Men” for Worldwide DVD Distribution

Image Entertainment Inc., a leading home entertainment company, acquired Maria Costa’s live comedy concert DVD, “Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them”, for domestic and foreign distribution. Image has also distributed comedians, Jamie Fox, Kat Williams, Wanda Sykes and Margret Cho. Image has also recently distributed the films “Management” starring Jennifer Anniston and Woody Harrelson as well as “The Other Man” starring Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas.

Maria Wins Producer Award from Imagen Foundation for Macho Men - Latino Hollywood's Top Celebrity Talent in Attendance

Maria Costa and her producing partner, Francisco Segovia won a prestigious Imagen Award for the filming of Macho Men live at the Kodak Theatre. Director Guiermo Del Toro (Hell Boy), America Ferrerra and Carlos Mencia were also amongst the winners. Below are pics of Maria with Rita Moreno, Hector Elizanodo and Ana Oritiz (Ugly Betty) celebrating at the after patry.

Maria Costa wins “Top 10 Performance of the Year” Award from the Armed Forces

Maria won one of “Top 10 Performances of the Year Award” for her International Armed Forces Macho Men tour. Other winners included Sinbad, Tommy Davison and D.L. Hughley. Maria and the Macho Men cast were proud to bring laughter to thousands of U.S.  troops overseas throughout Germany, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and other countries.








Global Comedian Stars in Tech Incubator

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Maria on the Red Carpet at the Macho Men DVD Release Party









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