Miss Saigon will fly into the Broadway Theatre this March, officially opening on Broadway March 23 with its trio of stars from the West End revival: Eva Noblezada, Jon Jon Briones, and Alistair Brammer. Below are nine videos from the show’s leads, including the new principals who have signed on for the musical’s Broadway bow.
Eva Noblezada, who will lead the company as the show’s lovelorn Kim, was discovered at the 2013 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (also known as the Jimmy Awards). Click here to read her first Playbill.com interview. Below is her performance of “With You” from Ghost at the Jimmys.
The West End revival, in which she starred, was nominated for the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. Noblezada performed “I’d Give My Life for You” at the ceremony.
Jon Jon Briones will play The Engineer in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon; however, it’s not his first time in Dreamland. The actor got his start in the ensemble of the original West End production of Miss Saigon. Here, he promotes a 2011 concert and offers a performance of “Stars” from Les Misérables.
Alistair Brammer will recreate his performance as Chris in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon. The actor is known for his West End credits, including Marius in Les Misérables. Here, he performs “Seeing You There” from Adam Gwon’s musical Ordinary Days in concert at the St. James Studio in London.
Rachelle Ann Go will make her Broadway debut in Miss Saigon, recreating her West End performance as Gigi. Recently, to ring in the New Year, Go performed a Broadway medley, including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Defying Gravity,” at the Eastwood New Year Countdown.
Katie Rose Clarke, last seen on Broadway in Allegiance, may be best known for her performance as Glinda in the hit musical Wicked, but in 2014 she gave a heartbreaking performance as Cathy Hiatt in Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years at Connecticut’s Long Wharf Theatre. Watch her in rehearsal performing “Still Hurting.”
Nicholas Christopher comes directly from the musical Hamilton, where he stepped into the role of George Washington. He plays John in the revival of Miss Saigon. At the popular late-night Broadway Sessions series, he performed his take on the Ragtime classic “Your Daddy’s Son.”
Devin Ilaw, last seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, also offered a gender-bending performance at the Laurie Beechman. Here, Miss Saigon’s next Thuy performs his version of “On My Own” from Les Miz.
Lianah Sta. Ana will play the role of Kim at certain performances. Here, she performs “Breathe” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights at the New World Center in Miami, Florida, for National YoungArts Week 2016.