Beginning December 2023, I will be rejoining the Queendom as Jane Seymour in SIX THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Lena Horne Theatre. After spending over a year on the road in the First National Tour, I am thrilled to be back onstage with my queens from the Aragon Tour.
This past summer, I made my Broadway debut as Maria Luisa in HERE LIES LOVE, created by David Byrne (Academy Award®, Grammy® Award, and Tony Award® winner) and Fatboy Slim (Grammy Award winner). The groundbreaking musical experience - featuring Broadway's first All-Filipino Cast - is directed by Alex Timbers (Tony Award winner) and choreographed by Annie-B Parson (Olivier Award nominee). Here Lies Love is now running at the Broadway Theater.
While at Penn State, I developed a love for originating roles in new works. One of my favorites has been Rat in Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION, which I got to revisit in its World Premiere at Two River Theater (directed by John Simpkins and choreographed by Mayte Natalio). Another opportunity to play came in THE LUCKY BOY by Kirsten Childs, where I got to sing some incredible music as Almastasa. Most recently, I originated the role of the Kid in Denver Center's World Premiere production of WILD FIRE, written by Jessica Kahkoska.
In addition to performing, I am also a songwriter. In 2018, I co-wrote RESULTS WILL VARY*, an original musical for Penn State University's New Student Orientation. The show has been performed for over 6,000 incoming students over the past four summers. I was also selected to participate in the JOHNNY MERCER SONGWRITERS' PROJECT, a prestigious program where songwriters spend a week learning from Tony and Grammy Award nominated master teachers. This year's teachers were Craig Carnelia, Lindy Robbins, and Andrew Lippa.
Both on and off-stage, my Filipino roots are incredibly important to me. I served as Co-Cultural Director of the Penn State Filipino Association and directed a cultural showcase titled Barrio Fiesta: Crazy Rich Filipinos. The show centered around the celebration of Filipino culture, heritage, and community.
I am an artist who is passionate about creating work that prides itself in inclusivity and creativity, always looking to bring myself into the work.
I am so glad that you found my site. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!