Posted by Starship 2012-10-12 02:16:37
Good gracious, how have I not heard of her before?
Seasons of Love
Posted by RockStarNYC 2012-10-12 10:14:39
She has an AMAZING voice. She's Kim on the complete symphonic album of MISS SAIGON. Highly recommend getting it, even if it's the Highlights version.
Posted by Musicaldudepeter 2012-10-12 10:16:46
She also sings Mary Magdalene on the 1996 London revival cast recording of JCS, and she is phenomenal on that recording; her 'I Don't Know...' is the best (after Yvonne Elliman's original)
Posted by Starship 2012-10-12 15:26:30
She's the most amazing! I wonder why she isn't a leading character in more shows! Elphaba, please?
Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-10-12 15:50:27
She's great. She's also played Eponine and Fantine on the West End.
Posted by Musicaldudepeter 2012-10-12 16:28:13
*in the West End
Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-10-12 21:13:20
I was lucky enough to see her in Miss Saigon, the month before it closed in London.
Posted by maila 2012-10-12 21:49:30
saw her too as kim in miss saigon in london, but much earlier probably in 1993. i thought she was excellent!
Posted by ooliveros 2012-10-13 09:17:56
Love, love, Ms. Joanna Ampil!
Posted by ooliveros 2012-10-13 09:19:37
You should listen to her musicals album: http://www.amazon.com/Joanna-Ampil-O-C-R/dp/B000X418I6
Posted by jo 2012-10-13 20:12:40
>>>She also sings Mary Magdalene on the 1996 London revival cast recording of JCS<<<
Is that the one with Steve Balsamo? I saw that revival in London.
Joanna is back here in Manila and ended a run of SOUND OF MUSIC a few months ago. I also remember her tweeting about hosting a dinner for recent visitor Claude Michel Schonberg ( who has visited Manila a few times) and they talked about the new song written by CMS for the Les Miserables movie musical, called "Suddenly".