MANILA -- JC Santos will play the titular role in Tanghalang Pilipino's (TP) upcoming production of the Ilocano epic "Lam-ang."
"This is my first time to play a lead role in a musical, and I'm very excited," said the actor, who had his breakthrough role in the hit ABS-CBN series "Till I Met You" starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
"Very excited to go back to my first love -- theater."
TP's "Lam-ang" is written by Jen de Torres and Eljay Deldoc and directed by Fitz Bitana and Marco Viaña.
Billed as an "ethno-epic" musical, it will run from December 6 to 15 at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
"We are super proud to have assembled a dynamic roster of artistic team for 'Lam-ang,'" said TP artistic director Nanding Josef.
"With Fitz and Marco sharing directorial duties, and Jen and Eljay making sure that the story of Lam-ang is told in the most affecting manner, I am confident that this will be a memorable show, most especially because we have JC Santos headlining this project," he added.
Santos will be joined by Anna Luna, who was last seen in the hit musical "Changing Partners," in "Lam-ang."
Other cast members have yet to be announced.