Full casting has been announced for the major revival of Cameron Mackintosh musical Miss Saigon, which will play the Sydney Opera House from August 2023 for 9 weeks.
Produced with Opera Australia, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s West End and Broadway smash-hit will feature a cast of 42, and star Seann Miley Moore as the Engineer, Abigail Adriano as Kim, Nigel Huckle as Chris, Kerrie Anne Greenland as Ellen, Nick Afoa as John, Laurence Mossman as Thuy, and Kimberley Hodgson in the role of Gigi.
Completing the cast are Billy Bourchier, Elizabeth Chan, Shannon Cheong, Celine Cleveland, David Duketis, Natasha Dumlao, Gelina Enriquez, Annie-Lenore Hanman, Sara Haruta, Leyton Holmes, Mikaila Imaguchi, Graeme Isaako, Patrick Jeremy, Hamish Johnston, Nicholas Kong, Winchester Lopez, Grady Lynch, Robbie Mejica, Bailey Nathan-Park, Matthew Nguyen, Tetsuya Okubo, Atsushi Okumura, David Ouch, Tony Oxybel, Sam Richardson, Annabelle Rosewarne, Jack Connor Rowan, Trevor Santos, Kara Sims, Asmara Soekotjo, Simon Tichelaar, Tamsyn Thomas, Louisa Vilinne and Sam Ward.
Miss Saigon has won over 70 major theatre awards, including three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards and has been performed in 15 different languages, in over 32 countries and 350 cities.
Based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, the story centres on a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
This spectacular new production includes Boublil and Schönberg songs ‘The Heat is On in Saigon,’ ‘The Movie in My Mind,’ ‘Last Night of the World’ and ‘The American Dream’, and is presented by Opera Australia and Cameron Mackintosh supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Opera Australia CEO Fiona Allan said: “I was blown away by the exceptionally high standard of the performers, I knew then that we were going to end up with a remarkable cast for this new production of Miss Saigon.”
Seann Miley Moore said: “This show is Asian excellence and this cast is giving Slay-Asian pride! Miss Saigon is a story that resonates with so many of us and our families so seeing all of us together, ready to tell this story, is really empowering. The spotlight is now on our community, and we are going to own the stage and tell our truth.”
Cameron Mackintosh said: “This is a cast with incredible energy and heart who totally get the true story of Miss Saigon and its contemporary resonance. I can’t wait to see them up on the Sydney Opera House stage as I have no doubt it’ll be one of the most unforgettable productions of Miss Saigon we have ever seen.”
Cameron Mackintosh productions currently running in Australia include Mary Poppins at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne.
In London, Cameron Mackintosh productions include Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre, with a cast that currently includes Aussie Josh Piterman; Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s – soon to be His Majesty’s – Theatre; and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre.