Nacho Tambunting leads cast of Fil-Am Off-Broadway musical


Posted at Jul 02 2019 01:37 PM | Updated as of Jul 02 2019 03:47 PM


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MANILA – After being part of the NBC series “Rise,” Nacho Tambunting leads the cast of “Felix Starro,” the first musical created by Filipino-Americans to be presented Off-Broadway.

Tambunting will play the role of a young undocumented Filipino immigrant in San Francisco who plays assistant to his famous faith healer grandfather (Alan Ariano of “Miss Saigon” and “The King and I” fame) in the Ma-Yi production, which will run from August 23 to September 15. 

Other cast members include Caitlin Cisco, Francisca Muñoz, Ryan James Ortega, Diane Phelan, and Ching Valdes-Aran.

Poster of “Felix Starro” from the website of Ma-Yi Theater Company

Based on a short story by Fil-Am writer Lysley Tenorio, “Felix Starro” features lyrics by Jessica Hagedorn and music by Fabian Obispo.

At the helm of the musical is Ma-Yi artistic director Ralph Peña.