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New cast begin performances at Miss Saigon


On Monday, we welcomed the new cast of Miss Saigon to The Prince Edward Theatre. Joining the company for this second year are Chris Peluso ('Chris'), Siobhan Dillon ('Ellen'), Natalie Mendoza ('Gigi') and Sangwoong Jo ('Thuy'). Jon Jon Briones remains as 'The Engineer', along with Eva Noblezada as 'Kim', and Hugh Maynard as 'John'. At certain performances Tanya Manalang continues to play the role of ‘Kim’ and Christian Rey Marbella will be playing the role of ‘The Engineer’.

Chris Peluso is making his West End debut as ‘Chris’ having most recently appeared in the Tony award-winning musical, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on Broadway.  His other theatre credits on Broadway and on tour in the US include: “Assassins”,” Lestat”, “Mamma Mia!” and “Wicked”.

Siobhan Dillon rose to fame in the BBC series “How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?” in 2006.  Most recently she appeared as ‘Sally Bowles’ in Rufus Norris’s production of “Cabaret”. Her other theatre credits include: ‘Molly’ in “Ghost The Musical”; ‘Vivienne Kensington’ in “Legally Blonde The Musical” and ‘Sandy’ in “Grease”.

Natalie Mendoza has most recently appeared as ‘Imelda Marcos’ in the critically acclaimed “Here Lies Love” at the National Theatre. She also appeared as ‘Arachne’ in “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark” on Broadway. Her other theatre credits in her native Australia include “Les Misérables” and “Sweet Charity”. She is well known for her roles as ‘Jackie Clunes’ in BBC One’s “Hotel Babylon” and ‘Juno’ in the films “The Descent” and “The Descent 2”.

Sangwoong Jo is making his West End debut as ‘Thuy’. His theatre credits in his native Korea include: ‘Ichki’ in “Love Letter”; ‘Fiyero’ in “Wicked”; ‘Marius’ in “Les Misérables” and ‘Simba’ in “The Lion King”.

The full cast is: Jon Jon Briones; Michael Carolan; Richard Carson; Natalie Chua; Siobhan Dillon; Callum Evans; Maria Graciano; Nathan Graham; Simon Hardwick; Sangwoong Jo; Kurt Kansley; Sooha Kim; Kittiphun Kittipakapom; Aaron Lee Lambert; David Kar-Hing Lee; Mitch Leow; Ela Lisondra; Michael Macalintal; Tanya Manalang; Christian Rey Marbella; Liam Marcellino; Hugh Maynard; Natalie Mendoza; Kanako Nakano; Thao Therese Nguyen; Eva Noblezada; Saori Oda; Claire Parrish; Kiel Payton; Chris Peluso; Ethan Le Phong; Katherine Picar; Romeo Salazar; Ariel Reonal; Jon Reynolds; Marsha Songcome; Eloisa Amalia Tan; Gavin Tsang; Thao Vilayvong; Amadeus Williams; Gerald Zarcilla and Yuval Zoref.