WATCH: Filipino Theater Fans Cover Hamilton’s Wait for It!
Some very talented Filipino Hamilton fans recently came together to shoot a cover of Hamilton\’s Wait for It!
The video features a mix of thespians and theater enthusiasts: Alphonzo Alegrado, Meeko Camba, Melisa Camba, Michael Fernandez, Reuben Galenzoga, LJ Galvez, Randy Gomez, Arielle Magno, Timothy Racho, JM Quiblat, and Camille Velicaria. Additional vocals were sang by Jiano Magdaraog and Wynona Resurreccion Dela Calzada.
Melisa Camba will play Toragana in the touring production of Marco Polo: An Untold Love Story, which opens in London’s Shaw Theater this August. She will be joined by Filipino actors Pinky Marquez, Chinggoy Alonso, and Gian Gloria. Arielle Magno will soon play Hansel in Repertory Philippines’ upcoming original production, Hansel & Gretel, this August. Camille Velicaria was last seen in Twin Bill Theater’s critically-acclaimed parody, Dog Sees God.
(READ: Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes His Final Bow as Hamilton)
Hamilton is currently the hottest ticket on Broadway. Creator and lead actor Lin-Manuel Miranda did his final performance last July 9, with resale ticket prices ranging from $2700 to a whopping $20,000. That night was also the final performance for Tony-award winning actor Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, who played Elizabeth Schuyler. Miranda’s alternate, Javier Muñoz, has taken his place as Alexander Hamilton.