An embodiment of queer Asian excellence, Seann Miley Moore (SMM) has performed at Gay prides all over the world, including the UK, Amsterdam, New York and most recently headlining at Sydney World Pride 2023. He/she/they is well known for pushing boundaries outside the heteronormative and is beauty and fashion ambassador to international brands Lulu Lemon, Camilla with love, Fenty Beauty & Jean Paul Gaultier and featured in Vogue Australia for their pride campaign, Get Used To It.
They won over our hearts on shows such as Eurovision 2022 and X Factor UK 2015 with their standing ovation rendition of Freddy Mercury’s The Show Must go On, and performed in O2 arena London. Even Simon Cowell said “This Kid's..A STAR!!“. Theatre credits in Australia include Angel Dumott Schunard in RENT the Rock Opera 2022 directed by Shaun Rennie and part of the original cast and Helpmann award winning show Sweet Charity 2013, directed Dean Bryant at Hayes Theatre. They also recently released their disco pop anthem with St Croix My Lovers hitting a #5 peak on the Aria Charts advocating LGBTQ+ love & equality (Stream on Spotify). SMM is purring with excitement for their return to Opera Australia having last been with the company in The King & I 2014, their first tour/show after graduating WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) in 2013.
Originating from Sydney, rising star Abigail Adriano began her performance training at the age of six. Her passion for singing led her to study both classical and contemporary under the guidance of Peter Bodnar.
Abigail’s first theatrical experience was in Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical in the role of Alice.
On the small screen, Abigail played the co-leading role of Rose in the Netflix/ABC television series The Unlisted. She also appeared on The Voice Kids Australia and has worked on numerous advertising campaigns.
Abigail is excited to be making her professional lead role debut as Kim in Miss Saigon. She would like to thank her family, mentors and T&E Management for their ongoing support and guidance.
Nigel Huckle is an award-winning Australian-American performer based in New York. He has performed in iconic venues across the world from the Dubai Opera in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Les Misérables, to the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro with The TEN Tenors, and here at home in the Opera House in West Side Story with Opera Australia.
He recently won a San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle Award for his run as Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Other credits include Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Theatre Under the Stars, Houston), Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company), and Nick in the Australian premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale (Australian Contemporary Opera Company).
Nigel holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory, is proudly represented by IWM and is a member of MEAA Equity.
Helpmann Award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland holds a Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre from WAAPA and a Masters of Music Opera Performance from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. A versatile performer across music theatre, cabaret and opera, Kerrie Anne is one of Australia’s leading ladies of the stage.
Kerrie Anne’s opera roles include Elle in La Voix Humaine, Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Euridice in Orpheus in the Underworld and Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring.
Music theatre roles include Eponine in Les Misérables (Helpmann Award), Violet in Side Show, Cassandra in Paris: A Rock Odyssey, Dom in The Things Between Us, Esther Smith in Meet Me in St Louis and Patsy Cline in Always Patsy Cline.
Concert and cabaret credits include Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim for Spears Entertainment, Rain or Shine, Pictures: Songs from Movie Musicals and Carols at the House for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra.
As well as her career in theatre, Kerrie Anne is a proud mum and wife, and an Early Childhood Teacher.
Nick Afoa is a New Zealand-Samoan baritone excited to return to the theatrical stage here in Opera Australia’s Miss Saigon. In his early years, he represented NZ in rugby, winning a Junior Rugby World cup title in South Africa. After an injury, he ventured into the performing world. His theatre debut was exactly 10 years ago in Sydney’s Capitol Theatre playing the role of Simba in The Lion King in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. He was then cast in the role in London’s West End for five years. Since returning to NZ, he has cast and co-directed the original production of Pacifica the Musical, which premiered in Auckland 2022. He made his film/TV debut in a feature film Mysterious Ways, which will be released later this year.
Laurence Mossman is making his Australian debut in Miss Saigon. A proud Filipino-Kiwi born in Auckland, he earned an honours degree in Music at the University of Otago. After graduating, Laurence moved to Manila, Philippines to establish an international career in the performing arts. After being a resident performer at Resorts World Manila for two years in the vocal trio Primo, he made his professional theatre debut alongside Broadway legend Lea Salonga in Atlantis Theatrical’s Fun Home in 2016. Recent highlights include Charlie Price in the Manila run of Kinky Boots and Young Ebenezer in A Christmas Carol.
Kimberley most recently was seen on stage in Mary Poppins, covering both roles of Mary Poppins and Mrs Corry for Michael Cassel Group (MCG). For Disney International, Kimberley also played Anna (cover) in Frozen: the Musical and Princess Jasmine (cover) in Aladdin. Kimberley starred as Brianna in the original cast of hit Australian musical Fangirls for Queensland Theatre/Belvoir Theatre. Kimberley’s most recent credit with Opera Australia was playing Francisca (and Anita cover) in six-time Helpmann nominated West Side Story, on Sydney Harbour. Kimberley played the role of Kimberley in Triple X for the Sydney Theatre Company. Kimberley’s screen credits include feature film Don’t Tell (dir. Tori Garret) and ABC series Harrow. Kimberley trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Billy was first introduced to theatre in Canberra, ACT. After cutting his teeth in several productions in the Canberra region, Billy relocated to Brisbane to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, graduating in 2014 with Academic Excellence.
Billy’s professional credits include Candide, The Pirates of Penzance, Les Misérables (Australia and International), The Last Five Years and The Book of Mormon. Further to these productions, Billy has performed alongside the likes of Jemma Rix, John Foreman and The Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In 2020, Billy developed and performed in his own cabaret show The Corner of Brisbane & Broadway.
In his spare time, Billy enjoys life as a husband/dad and has a keen interest in AFL and motorsport. Billy is a proud member of Actors Equity and is thrilled to be a part of the Miss Saigon company.
Gabriel is a Brazilian-born performer based in the UK. After recently ending an eight-year run with Disney's The Lion King in London, he is now thrilled to make his Australian debut in Miss Saigon. Previously a gymnast, Gabriel started his career working in multiple circus companies, which led him to his first musical theatre job in Cats. His diverse career has spanned operas, TV shows, award ceremonies, and even included a stint at The Walt Disney World in Orlando.”
Ellie is currently completing her final year at the Victorian College of the Arts, studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. Previously, Ellie trained extensively at the May Downs School of Dance under Renie Ann Martini OAM. Ellie made her music theatre debut in The Production Company’s The King and I in 2010. Whilst studying, Ellie performed in Elegies: A Song Cycle, Little Womenand as a featured soloist in Morning Melodies 2022 at Hamer Hall. Further, Ellie performed in the Melbourne Choir for Chess: The Musical (StoreyBoard Entertainment) in 2021. Ellie was also a semi-finalist in the 2020 Inaugural AOC Initiative.
Shannon is a graduate of Berklee College of Music & The Boston Conservatory. As part of the AOC Initiative, he also secured a full scholarship with Village Nation.
His NYC debut was in You, Me, I, We for the National Asian Artists Project. Shannon was part of the world premiere of Sticks and Stones for Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation and was featured in the cast recording of d’ILLUSION, The Houdini Musical.
In Australia, Shannon recently appeared in Titanic: The Musical. Other overseas credits include Pippin, Legally Blonde, City of Angels, Anything Goes, Carousel, Cabaret and The Music Man.
Many thanks to his family, Chris, and T&E Management.
Celine Cleveland is a proud Filipina-Australian artist based in Naarm who graduated with a Diploma in Performing Arts from Patrick School of the Arts (2021). She made her professional Musical Theatre debut in Hamilton, Australia – New Zealand (Michael Cassel Group, 2022-2023) as Woman 3 (The Bullet). Celine is extremely passionate about performing and takes great pride in sharing her passion with audiences. She is thrilled to be making her Opera Australia debut in the incredible cast of Miss Saigon and feels honoured to be a part of this iconic story. She would like to thank and acknowledge the family, friends and mentors who have continually supported her throughout her performing journey.
Celine has also been a member of MEAA since 2022.
Originally from Melbourne, David graduated from the acclaimed Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
David’s music theatre credits include Opera Australia’s The Phantom of the Opera (Handa On Sydney Harbour - 2022) as Ensemble and Marksman cover, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2022-2023) as Ensemble and Pharaoh and Reuben cover.
David has performed extensively from a young age, and his love for the stage extends further into his own artistic endeavours as an actor, songwriter and music producer.
Miss Saigon is Natasha Dumlao’s professional theatre debut. Natasha is a graduate of the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre (PCMT) at New York Film Academy (NYFA), where she was a scholarship student of Broadway’s Deidre Goodwin and Kristy Cates. Whilst in New York, she was a cast member of productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Muriel) and Pippin (The Leading Player). She began her performance training as a student at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.
Natasha would like to thank her family and teachers for their ongoing guidance and support.
Gelina is a proud Filipina-Australian who is passionate about diversity and representation in the arts. She made her professional theatre debut as Swing and Assistant Choreographer in The Deb (ATYP), then joined Dubbo Champion Wrestling (Hayes Theatre Company) as Assistant Choreographer, both new Australian musicals. Prior, she had worked as both cast and creative in a sold-out season of Heathers: The Musical (The Mitchell Old Company). She has also performed in Packemin Productions’ Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia!, and We Will Rock You, and recently worked as Choreographer for their production of Les Misérables. A rising star in the industry, Gelina is honoured to be making her Opera Australia debut in Miss Saigon.
Annie-Lenore grew up in Brisbane where she became serious about her dance training at the Queensland Ballet Academy (formerly the Queensland Dance School of Excellence). Upon graduating, she pursued further training across all aspects of the performing arts at ED5International in Sydney, before establishing her career as a professional performer. Since 2014, Annie-Lenore has worked extensively within the industry both overseas and with some of Australia’s leading choreographers; but Opera Australia’s production of Miss Saigon will be her debut musical.
Born and raised in Cairns, Sara moved to Sydney in 2016 to further her studies at ED5International where she graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts. Sara recently toured regionally with Girls on Tap, directed and choreographed by Sally Dashwood along with a featured performance at Light The Way Convention. Proudly represented by Focus Talent Management, Sara is ecstatic to be making her professional musical theatre debut in Miss Saigon with Opera Australia.
Leyton began his training at two years of age at his mother’s dance school, Donna Jean’s Danceforce and later at The Australian Ballet School ITP, Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and Brent St.
In 2022, he graduated from ED5International with an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts. At 12 years of age, Leyton made his professional musical theatre debut in the original Australian production of Matilda the Musical. Leyton has performed with The Australian Ballet, Sydney Showboats, Carols in the Domain and on Ready Set Dance (Nick Jr.). Represented by T&E Management, Leyton is thrilled to be in Opera Australia's production of Miss Saigon.
Mikaila is a Japanese-Australian performer, now back in Australia after several years living in Tokyo. In Japan, Mikaila honed her skills in stunts and martial arts and was fortunate enough to be a part of a national performing tour.
Mikaila is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. During her studies, Mikaila performed in Once On This Island, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Spring Awakening.
Mikaila is thrilled to be making her professional musical theatre debut in Miss Saigon.
Graeme made his musical theatre debut in Cameron Mackintosh's 2002 production of oliver! playing dipper. He appeared in Simon Gallagher's The Mikado as Nanki-Poo and Disney's The Lion King understudying the role of Simba. Graeme toured Australia in Disney's Aladdin and played the title role for the Auckland and Singapore seasons.
Graeme trained at Janice Breen performance studio and Urban Dance Centre and was a popular contestant on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. He also competed on The Voice in 2020 featuring in Team Delta.
Graemes most recent projects include the feature film Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Patrick returns home to Australia from Vienna where he covered and played The Engineer in Miss Saigon at the Raimund Theater. International credits range from his European debut at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma singing John Adams, to cabaret performances in New York. In London, Patrick appeared in West End Bares and Thoroughly Modern Millie, later reprising his role in Canada.
He previously appeared with OA in The King and I and numerous operas and musicals with State Opera SA. Favourite roles include Candide, George in Sunday in the Park with George, Giorgio in Passion and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Hamish Johnston’s recent productions include Tick, Tick… Boom! (StoreyBoard Entertainment) and Happy End (Victorian Opera) and he played Karl Jenkins and Dudley Dursley in the original cast for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Screen credits include Utopia (ABC). Hamish is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at the Victorian College of the Arts, where his roles included The Baker in Into the Woods. Hamish made his mainstage debut in Eddie Perfect’s Vivid White for the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Nick returns to Opera Australia after having appeared in their production of Anything Goes as John. Most recently he appeared in A Christmas Carol with David Wenham (GWB) as Fezziwig. Before this, Nick filmed the first season of Australian Epic, written by Andrew Hansen and Chris Taylor for ABC TV and Princess Pictures on ABC iview. Other credits include the Australian premiere of Spring Awakening for Sydney Theatre Company as Otto, Mary Bryant (Magnormos) as Jamie, Merrily We Roll Along (Watch This) as Jerome, La Cage Aux Folles (Quirky) as Jacob and he has appeared in productions of The Pirates of Penzance and Kismet for the Production Company. Appearing in Miss Saigon is a childhood dream realised and he sends a big shout out to Karl, Sprout and Bug for letting him go off and play ‘make believe’.
Winchester began his dance training at Philippine High School for the Arts and took BA Anthropology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He was a lead dancer of the UP Filipiniana Dance Group and became the Associate Artistic Director in 2011.
He joined the premier jazz and contemporary dance company in the Philippines and performed locally, in the US, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He was one of the ensemble members in Repertory Philippines’ Song and Dance. He performed in various Royal Caribbean International production shows as a cast dancer and aerialist. He was part of the Miss Saigon UK International Tour and Miss Saigon Danish version in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2022, Chester was the Dance Captain of the Miss Saigon German version in Vienna, Austria.
Originating from Mt. Gambier, Grady began his professional training at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he gained his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Musical Theatre) in 2017. He then furthered his training at Transit Dance, Performing Arts in 2018 and Robert Sturrock full-time dance in 2020.
Grady continuously works closely with Rosie Harris & Andrew Byrne refining his vocal techniques. Whilst studying, Grady appeared as Bohdi Crawford on Neighbours (Network Ten). Throughout 2019, Grady was cast as a Lead Vocalist onboard the Rhapsody Of The Seas (Royal Caribbean Cruises). Grady is honoured to be making his professional musical theatre debut.
Robbie is a Sydney based performer who began his journey as part of the hip hop group Kookies N Kream who were Grand Finalists on television’s Australia’s Got Talent and went on to perform nationally and internationally.
Keen to expand his horizons, Robbie then undertook full time performing arts training in all genres at ED5International, graduating in 2015 with a Diploma of Performing Arts under the guidance of William A Forsythe.
Robbie’s professional credits include AIDA (Opera Australia), various performances on The Voice with artists such as Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian, Guy Sebastian’s film clip Choir, and TVCs for brands including Telstra, Optus and Cricket Australia. Robbie has also competed at the Hip Hop Internationals World Supreme Battlegrounds.
In 2022, Robbie made his professional Musical Theatre debut in Jagged Little Pill (GWB). He is thrilled to now be a part of the cast of the incredible Miss Saigon.
Bailey is a multifaceted performer from Melbourne/Naarm who grew up singing and dancing from the age of five. Bailey prides himself on his versatility as an artist and went on to train at Patrick School of the Arts, graduating from their Performing Arts course in 2019. Since then, Bailey has further developed his voice with Tim Smith at Vocal Alchemy. Whilst studying, Bailey secured his first commercial contract with Opera Australia in their production of Faust and is pleased to be returning to the company for Miss Saigon. In the interim, Bailey has since worked abroad with Royal Caribbean International and most recently worked with the Michael Cassel Group on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as the company’s Flying Captain and Aerial Swing. Although this is not Bailey’s first professional theatre credit, it is his first professional musical theatre credit and as such he is both thrilled and thankful to be a part of this incredible production.
Matthew Nguyễn is a Vietnamese multi-hyphenate from Brisbane. He grew up playing the violin, singing, and learned to dance watching YouTube videos and So You Think You Can Dance. He furthered his training at The Southern Academy of Dance and Mad Dance House, and earned BFA in Dance Performance from Queensland University of Technology. In 2014, he joined the Australian company of The King and I. Matthew moved to New York City in 2016 and was a cast member of Broadway Tours Cabaret and Miss Saigon. Matthew now lives in LA and has appeared in Netflix’s I Believe in Santa and Peacock’s Queer as Folk.
Tetsuya Okubo was born in Osaka, Japan. He had a passion for gymnastics and trained as a gymnast to pursue athletics in his earlier age. He furthered his education at Osaka Kyouiku university Department of Education, elementary school teacher training Course and health and physical education in Kansai Vocational College of Medicine. His performance credits include Matilda, Miss Saigon, Oliver! ,1789: Les Amants De La Bastille and The Phantom and Detective. When he isn’t performing, Tetsuya enjoys playing piano and working out.
Hailing from Tokushima, Japan, Atsushi grew up in the Awa Dance Community (Japanese traditional arts) and as a gymnast. Atsushi was the winner of Shikoku Gymnastics Competition in 2003. He has performed as a professional artist nationally and internationally with companies such as The House of Dancing Water (Dragone), Fuerza Bruta WA and Wayra, Tokyo Disney Resort (stunts) and Universal Studios Japan.
David Ouch (He/Him) is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy Performing Arts (WAAPA). Recently, he performed in the original Australian company of Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Global Creatures). Other theatre credits include the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical (Global Creatures/STC), Fakir in The Secret Garden (OA/ GFO), Luke in Anything Goes (OA/ GFO), Showboat (The Production Company) and Thuy/ Engineer Cover in Miss Saigon (Packemin). A Promised Land is David’s first original work about his family’s survival of the Cambodian Civil War and immigrating to Australia (Riverside Theatre). He would like to thank his family, friends and WM team.
Tony Oxybel is a performing artist and choreographer. He was born in Paris, France, where he obtained a Masters in Public Affairs. Initially making his way to Sydney in 2019 to conclude his end of studies internship, he ended up dabbling into the street dance and studio scenes, mastering commercial, voguing and afro disciplines. He then ventured into commercial gigs such as music videos, showcases, back-up dancer touring and TV commercials and campaigns and finally made his musical debut in 2022 in A Chorus Line, followed by Hairspray in 2022-2023.
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (2020), Sam is a Melbourne/Naarm based singer, actor and musician.
Sam was recently seen in the Australian/South-East Asian tour of Disney’s Frozen the Musical where he understudied the roles of Kristoff, Olaf and Weselton. Also in 2023, Sam performed and toured with Rolling Thunder Vietnam (Blake Entertainment).
Other theatre credits include Gabe Goodman in James Terry Collective’s production of Next to Normal, Bonnie and Clyde (JRP Australia), Scarlet the concept recording (DHB theatrical) and The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in return to Pantoland (Bonnie Lythgoe productions). Sam is proudly represented by Ian White Management.
Annabelle is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. Annabelle made her professional debut in The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour with Opera Australia, understudying the role of Meg Giry and most recently appeared in the Australian Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat for Tim Lawson. Prior to this, Annabelle toured NSW with Perform Education in their educational musical theatre show The Greatest Discovery. On screen, Annabelle appeared as a featured vocalist for Channel 7’s Carols in the Domain 2021.
Jack made his musical theatre debut in The Phantom of the Opera 2022 on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia) and hasn’t stopped working since. He has most recently performed as Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer on Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (MWE) and his other stage and screen credits include Singin’ in the Rain in Concert (Prospero Arts + QPAC) and The Wedding Singer (DVE) international tour 2021.
Jack has worked with New York based dance company, Step One (RWS) as a soloist, and recently portrayed the role of Rex Carr in season 2 of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Every Cloud Production).
Additional credits include Unboxed Documentary series (ABC), Senseless State (SCIMM), Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera Australia), as well as Vera Blue, Boi and Patrick Jonnson music videos.
Jack is most excited to be making his ‘swing debut’ back where it all began with Opera Australia and is proudly represented by Ian White Management.
Trevor Santos is a Naarm/Melbourne born dance artist and choreographer. He has worked alongside artists Guy Sebastian, Mo’Ju, Missy Higgins, Hayden Calnin, Sheppard and Hangeng. Trevor has worked with iconic brands such as Lee Jeans, Nuform clothing, Toyota, Baker’s Delight, Vicks and Boost Juice. More recently Trevor has expanded his crafts, stepping into the world of musical theatre, performing in Jagged Little Pill and the worldwide hit Hamilton.
With over a decade of experience as an instructor and choreographer, Trevor has taught in cities such as Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Hobart, Beijing, New York and Malaysia. He has worked on the Miss World Australia 2022 finals and created his first solo work 100 Haikus, receiving a 4-star review in the Age.
Born in Melbourne, Kara (She/Her) completed her full-time training as a scholarship student at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance. Soon after, Kara made her music theatre debut in Moulin Rouge! The Musical as part of the original Australian cast and Green Room nominated ensemble (understudying Arabia and Baby Doll, Global Creatures).
Prior to graduating, Kara originated the role of Billie in A Sharp Intake of Breath as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and the lead role of Max in Suddenly: A Short New Musical, a film released in 2021.
Proudly Filipino-Australian, Kara was a semi-finalist in the inaugural AOC Initiative in 2020 and is a member of MEAA.
Born and bred in Melbourne, Asmara is an emerging artist in the industry. Asmara has trained at many schools across the country, choosing to study at Patrick School of the Arts (Performing Arts & Musical Theatre) to really perfect her artistry. However, she cut her studies short to pursue her first professional contract with Royal Caribbean International in Pixels aboard Ovation of the Seas. After returning to Melbourne, Asmara was cast in Legally Blonde the Musical as Pilar (dir. Michael Ralph - James Terry Collective). Following the pandemic, Asmara was then cast in The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy as Ensemble/Cover Angie and shortly after in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in the Ensemble. Other notable dance credits include Another You Film Clip by Adam Noviello, AFL 2022 Grand Final, ABC 90th TV Special 90% and the Keep on Smiling Toyota TVC., as well as acting credits in the Telstra brings 5G AR wayfinding to Marvel Stadium TVC.
A proud graduate of ED5International, Simon has credits across Australia, Singapore, Japan, and the UK. Performing alongside Tina Arena in the re-staging of Hal Prince’s production of Evita at the Sydney Opera House, Simon featured in Opera Australia’s premiere of The Nose, a Dmitri Shostakovich opera directed by Barrie Kosky. Simon toured in acclaimed contemporary hip-hop production If You Leave, and was cast as the Neanderthal Shaman in Evolution, a documentary film by Sony Japan.
Simon supports award-winning choreographers in Creative Generation and most recently based in Singapore as Creative Dance Director at French-owned education group, Babilou. Simon’s thrilled to join the cast of Miss Saigon and is proudly represented by Delaney Creative Artist Management.
Tamsyn Thomas (she/her) has spent her entire lifetime in admiration of the performing arts, remaining dedicated to developing her skills and craft. In 2022, Tamsyn graduated as a scholarship student from Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance with a Diploma of Musical Theatre. Opera Australia’s production of Miss Saigon marks her professional theatre debut, and with deep gratitude, she thanks her loved ones and mentors for their guidance, assistance and support.
Louisa is thrilled to be making her professional musical debut with Opera Australia as Kim Alternate/Ensemble in Miss Saigon. Born in Indonesia and raised in Singapore, Louisa moved to Australia in 2019 to pursue a Bachelor of Music Theatre at Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide (2022). Her credits include working at Universal Studios Japan (2023) and Zoe/Mei Cover in State Theatre Company South Australia’s Single Asian Female (2022). Louisa is a proud member of MEAA Actors Equity Australia.
Sam is a 2016 VCA graduate. He was recently nominated for the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his performance as Henri Baurel in An American in Paris.
Sam has also been a member of platinum-selling group The Ten Tenors since 2019. He made his debut in 2017 in The Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar, and in the same year, was awarded the Playbill Future Prospect Award at the Rob Guest Endowment.
Sam’s other credits include William Murdoch in Titanic (The Marrollo Project), Frank in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (NCL), Whizzer in Falsettos (Stageart), Marius in Les Misérables, and Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (both for Free-Rain Theatre Company).
Antonio is thrilled to be making his professional stage debut in Miss Saigon in Melbourne. Antonio is a very busy bee who enjoys spending time with friends, swimming, jiujitsu, lemon and mango ice cream and dancing at Ministry of Dance. He would like to thank his family for all their love and support.
Michael is a fun loving, bright and articulate boy who enjoys playing the piano, learning Vietnamese and Mandarin, and going to Kindergarten. Michael enjoys singing, dancing and acting, and is a wonderful older brother to Regina and Thomas. Michael is excited to make his debut appearance with Miss Saigon and would like to thank his family for their love and support.
Donatella is a cheerful little girl from Melbourne. She enjoys utilizing creativity and imagination to explore the world in her own way. She loves crafting and playing with her big sister.
Donatella is thrilled to be cast as Tam in Miss Saigon and looks forward to sharing her joy with the audience.
Anderson is a sunny six-year-old boy. He trains at May Downs School of Dance and enjoys his tap classes the most. Anderson loves making things out of scraps and recyclables - his dream job is to be a toymaker, or a LEGO model designer. Anderson is excited to be making his stage debut with Miss Saigon.
Jude is from Melbourne and loves music, which is quite fitting given he was named after the song 'Hey Jude' by The Beatles.
He has a big heart and smile, and enjoys painting, playing video games, learning piano, and making and eating pizza.
Jude is over the moon to star as Tam in his stage debut alongside the talented Australian cast in Miss Saigon.
Aisha is an enthusiastic 5-year-old girl from the north-western suburbs of Melbourne who loves imaginative play, drawing, painting, and singing and dancing. She also loves to perform her own interpreted versions of her favourite musical shows for her family.
She is currently attending Stage School and gymnastics and hopes to attend dance and singing classes next year.
Her ethnic background is Filipino and Chilean and when she grows up, she would like to be a doctor.
She is very excited and appreciative to share the stage with an amazing Australian cast and play the role of Tam in Miss Saigon!
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We acknowledge, celebrate, and respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first story tellers who carry the cultural wisdom, traditions and dreaming of this ancient land.