1 Nov 2017, 9am
1 Nov 2017, 10am
Leading man of the W!ld Rice hit musical ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ teams up with fellow West End singer for a magical evening of soaring voices and some of the world’s best-loved melodies
After a star turn as ‘George’ alongside Ivan Heng’s ‘Albin’ in La Cage Aux Folles earlier this year, Malaysian actor and singer Sean Ghazi returns to Singapore for his first solo concert since winning the first ever Singapore Fame Awards (in 1995!).
Sean reunites with his good friend & and fellow West End performer Stephanie Reese in an intimate, magical evening of hit favourites from Broadway musicals and much, much more.
Previously teamed as the young lovers in THE KING AND I at the London Palladium, Sean and Stephanie have recently graced the stages of Kuala Lumpur, Dusseldorf and Cologne for several Unicef Galas, and most recently, Istanbul, Turkey, for the closing ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.
‘Splendid, heartfelt singing’ The Sunday Telegraph UK
‘Sings with passion and poise’ The Independent UK
‘Sean Ghazi steals the limelight, & sings with true passion’ The Evening Standard UK
Accompanied on the piano and violin by two of Malaysia’s leading musicians, Sean and Stephanie pour their hearts out in song, performing hits from Miss Saigon, The King and I, The Phantom of the Opera and more, sharing stories and anecdotes from their personal journeys as two Asian kids making it big on some of the most prestigious stages of the world. Here are some of the duets and solos in their repertoire and in keeping with the season, you might also expect a couple of holiday favourites…
Sun & Moon (Miss Saigon)
The Last Night of the World (Miss Saigon)
All I Ask Of You (The Phantom of the Opera)
This Is The Moment (Jekyll & Hyde)
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
Love Never Dies (Love Never Dies)
Think of Me (The Phantom of the Opera)
A Whole New World (Alladin)
The Prayer (Quest for Camelot)
Out There (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
How Deep is Your Love (Saturday Night Fever)
Approximately 2 hours
(Approximately 20 minutes interval)
Rating / Age Limit
- No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old
- Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for entry
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
Late Seating Advisory:
- You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time
- No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance
Photography / Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event
Sean Ghazi is the first Malaysian to play leading roles on the London West End stage – roles he repeated in Germany in the following musicals; MISS SAIGON, RENT & THE KING AND I.
An actor and a singer, he has appeared in films and on television and in Malaysia he has been awarded a Cameronian Arts Award, and the ‘AIM’ (the Malaysian “Grammy”) for his debut album SEAN GHAZI ‘SEMALAM’.
He has represented Malaysia in Davos, Switzerland, singing for the World Economic Forum, in Cannes, for the Mipcom Festival and in Kuala Lumpur for the ASEAN Summit in 2015 in the presence of former US President Barack Obama and other world leaders. He most recently represented Malaysia singing for the closing ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul last year.
Other notable appearances outside of Malaysia have been with PINK MARTINI - at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Seattle Symphony and here at The Esplanade in Singapore.
Film roles include Paul in ‘C.O.G’ starring Jonathan Groff and Balat in ANNA & THE KING starring Jodie Foster and Chow Yun Fatt.
Earlier this year, Sean played the leading role of George opposite Ivan Heng in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Victoria Theatre.
Stephanie became the first Filipina American ever to stage a solo concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City to a sold out audience and a standing ovation.
She has played Kim in the German production of MISS SAIGON, Esmeralda in the Disney World Premier of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Princess Tuptim in THE KING AND I at the London Palladium in the West End. She then returned to the United States and wrote, directed and starred in her autobiographical one-woman show entitled THE JOURNEY to rave reviews in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.
Most recently, Stephanie represented the United States and the Philippines at the first ever United Nations' World Humanitarian Summit where she sang at the closing ceremonies in Istanbul, Turkey, with Sean Ghazi.