Ma-Anne Dionisio biography

Ma-Anne Dionisio

Musical Artist

1973 –

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Who is Ma-Anne Dionisio?

Ma-Anne Dionisio is a Filipino-born Canadian singer and actress. She is the middle child of five sisters; her parents moved the family from the Philippines to Canada in 1990. After some encouragement from people who had heard her sing, she won a leading role in Experience Canada, a musical tour that celebrated Canada's 125th anniversary. A TV presentation of the show was seen by someone in the Toronto casting department Miss Saigon who arranged for an audition for the role of Kim in the musical. She won the award and was a celebrated success, earning nominations for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1994 and in 2011 Dionisio has since performed as Kim in British, Australian and American productions of Miss Saigon.

She played the role of Éponine in the U.S. touring company of Les Misérables, joining Lea Salonga as the second Asian to play Éponine in western theater.

She played Bertrande de Rols in Martin Guerre in London, performed in West Side Story as Maria at the Stratford Festival in 1999, and appeared on Broadway as Little Girl in the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song.

In July 2008, Dionisio reprised her original role as Kim in the seated production of Miss Saigon at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri. In July 2010, she also reprised this role again in the second Toronto, Ontario, Canada production. She originally played this role in the original Toronto production in 1993, which also launched her career.

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Born
Jul 16, 1973
Nationality
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Manila
  • Winnipeg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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