HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — In Los Angeles, eleven Filipino actors sing and act their hearts out every time the Pantages Theatres stage lifts its curtains for its Miss Saigon national tour performances.
Apart from its lead actors, Filipino talents also power its ensemble and understudy cast.
Several came to the show’s Hollywood premiere wearing proudly Filipino ensembles.
They also paid tribute to the talent who blazed the trail for “Miss Saigon” actors — including Lea Salonga, the show’s original star.
The premiere drew Filipino stage talents, including former Miss Saigon stars like Jon Jon Briones.
They say seeing fellow Filipinos taking on lead roles inspires them and gives them pride.