Alvin Ing, a pioneering Asian American Broadway actor, has died from COVID-19 complications at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. He was 89.
What happened: Ing was diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-July and contracted COVID-19 a few days later, the actor’s representative said in a statement, according to Variety.
The 2021 Broadway Asian Men (BAM!) calendar is now available for purchase on Unapologetically Asian’s website, featuring Marc delaCruz of “Hamilton,” Zachary Noah Piser of “Dear Evan Hanson” and more.
Unapologetically Asian collaborated with New York-based Japanese portrait and performance photographer, actor and stage performer Mari Uchida. The Broadway Diversity Project and Tremendous Communications also helped support the empowering and inspiring calendar. The goal of the project was to challenge stereotypes of Asian masculinity.
A Filipino-Japanese actor recently made his debut playing the titular character of Alexander Hamilton on Broadway, becoming the first Asian American to play the iconic role in a Broadway theatre.
Filipino American singer and actress Lea Salonga received her first Grammy nomination for her work on a Broadway musical album, “Once on This Island.”
The show which also won Best Musical Revival at this year’s Tony Awards, is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album.
Eddy Lee is set to be the first Asian American featured in the renowned Broadway musical “Hamilton” as he tackles cultural diversity in films and challenges the ethnic group faces in the entertainment industry.
It’s no exaggeration that Lee worked tirelessly to reach stardom, but he can now impart knowledge on the struggles that Asian Americans face in a white-dominated market as well as his recipe for success to aspiring performers.
Filipina singer and stage actress, Lea Salonga, has been confirmed as part of the cast of Lynn Ahrens’ and Stephen Flaherty’s “Once on This Island” Broadway musical.
The 46-year-old actress is going to take on the role of Erzulie, the beautiful Goddess of Love in the story. She will be joined by Alex Newell (“Glee”), who will play the role of Asaka, Mother of the Earth, according to Play Bill. Other cast mates that have been confirmed include Merle Dandrige (“Greenleaf”) as Papa Ge, the Demon of Death, and Quentin Earl Darrington (“Cats”) as Agwe, the God of Water.