After 'Miss Saigon,' Gerald Santos joins cast of ‘Sweeney Todd’

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Posted at Jul 09 2019 01:45 PM

After 'Miss Saigon,' Gerald Santos joins cast of ‘Sweeney Todd’ 1
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MANILA – After playing Thuy in “Miss Saigon” in the United Kingdom, Gerald Santos is set to join the cast of Atlantis Theatrical’s “Sweeney Todd” musical in Manila. 

He will perform alongside lead stars Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan (Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Todd, respectively), playing the role of Anthony Hope. 

 

“I am excited to again be performing for my kababayans! It’s my first musical here since ‘Miss Saigon,’ and there really is no place like home! Filipinos are one of a kind as an audience,” Santos said in a statement released by Atlantis on Tuesday. 

He added: “It is an honor to be part of the Atlantis family! Add to all this that I will be working with the Lea Salonga, one of my inspirations! How cool is that? And also working with great performers like Jett (Pangan), Ima (Castro), Andrew (Fernando), and the rest of the company! It seems overwhelming, but I plan to just enjoy this ‘Sweeney Todd’ journey! I can’t wait to take on the challenge of playing Anthony Hope as truthfully and passionately as possible. I also look forward to the challenge of mastering the material, which is a classic.”

“Sweeney Todd” director Bobby Garcia, for his part, described Santos as “everything you wish Anthony Hope would be.”

“We are proud to have him join us, and are thankful that the timing worked out perfectly,” he said. 

Atlantis’ “Sweeney Todd” musical will run from October 11 to 27 at The Theatre at Solaire, with tickets available via Ticketworld.