(December 22, 2020): Spanish Filipino actor Kuya Manzano has received the nomination of the Performer of the Decade in the Philippines. The nomination came from the Broadway World, the international specialized theater web. Mr. Manzano is already a very popular face in the Philippines. He came to the Philippines 9 years ago, and has been joining theater productions of musicals and straight plays since then. Other than the Philippines, Mr. Manzano has also played in renowned productions around the globe, including Spain, Netherlands, Portugal and China. This award can be seen as a special recognition of those 9 years of hard work.
The play that got him the nomination was San Pedro Calungsod the musical. This is where he played the difficult role of Padre San Vitores. Here, he had to age and go blind as the drama advanced. Mr. Manzano is fluent in speaking and singing in both Spanish and English, which made him perfect for the role that earned him this nomination. Alongside Kuya Manzano there are international stars nominated, like Lea Salonga and Joanna Ampil and his coactor in San Pedro Calungsod the musical, the Price of Ballad in the Philippines, and performer in London for Miss Saigon the musical, Mr. Gerald Santos.
Other than this production, he has also worked in diverse theatrical productions, including “Sindak 1941”, the musical. (Role: General MacArthur, Philippine Stagers Foundation.), “Miong”, the musical (Role: Spanish General Ramon Blanco. Repertory Philippines), “Guadalupe”, the musical. (Role: Governor Guzman. Meralco theater, Philippines), “Pedro Calungsod”, the musical (Role: Padre San Vitores, National tour. Philippines), “Marco Polo”, the musical, (Role: Emperor Kublai Khan, CCP main theater, Philippines), “The Fantasticks”, the musical (Role: Matt. Philippines.).
Presently Kuya Manzano happens to be a part of the cast of an important television series production called He’s Into Her by iWant TV TFC (ABS-CBN) and is in constant shooting of commercials and audiovisual projects since the lockdown started, and there is no more theater allowed so far in the Philippines.
About Kuya Manzano:
Kuya Manzano is a Spanish Filipino actor working in show business in the Philippines. He has been working for 9 years in this field of art and entertainment. Other than Philippines he has also worked in Spain, Netherlands, Portugal and China. At present he’s received the nomination for Performer of the Decade award in Philippines.
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