Saturday, November 23, 2013 , Posted by JED at 10:30:00 PM
Eva Noblezada Wins the Role of Kim in "Miss Saigon" 2014 Revival
17-year-old Filipino-American singer Eva Noblezada got the much-coveted lead role in the much-awaited 25th anniversary West End revival of “Miss Saigon”.
Eva was first discovered by casting director Tara Rubin at the 2013 Jimmy Awards in New York City. She filmed her during a performance in shows at her school in Charlotte, North Carolina and sent the footage to the Miss Saigon producer Cameron McKintosh.
Noblezada, who has never done a big professional musical in the past, will be joined other Pinoy theater veterans in the cast like Rachelle Ann Go who will play Gigi , Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer, Julia Abueva, Tanya Manalang and Ariel Reonal.
A video featuring performance and/or exclusive audition reels of top cast members Eva Noblezada (Kim), Hugh Maynard (John Thomas), Tamsin Carroll (Ellen Scott), Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi), Alistair Brammer (Chris Scott) and Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer) with comments on their selection by producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyricist Alain Boublil was uploaded on the official YouTube channel of “Miss Saigon”. Check out below:
Other members of the ensemble are Natalie Chua, Jon-Scott Clark, Rob Compton , Callum Francis, Ashley Gilmour, Maria Graciano, Simon Hardwick, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Matthew Jeans, Kurt Kansley, Kittiphun Kittipakapom, David Lee, Mitch Leow, Ela Lisondra, Christian Rey Marbella, Kanako Nakano, Thao Therese Nguyen, Saori Oda, Ariel Jon Reynolds, Romeo Salazar, Jordan Shaw, Marsha Songcome, Eloisa Amalia Tan, Christian Tanamal, Thao Vilayvong, Amadeus Williams and Gerald Zarcilla.
The multi-awarded musical makes its highly anticipated return to the West End on May 3, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre.