Khalil Ramos is already impressing people ahead of the Manila staging of “Tick, Tick… Boom!”
In a rehearsal video posted by BroadwayWorld Philippines on Facebook, the Kapuso actor could be seen singing with theater veterans Reb Atadero as Michael and Tanya Manalang as Susan for the blockings of the song “Sunday.”
Khalil showed off his impressive vocals and acting skills as he prepared for his theater debut.
He will be alternating with Jef Flores in the lead role of Jon.
The cast members of “Tick, Tick… Boom!” were revealed in a teaser where they sang “Louder Than Words.” The cast also includes Kayla Rivera and Vien King.
“Tick, Tick… Boom!” is a semi-autobiographical work by Jonathan Larson. It follows Jon, a struggling, aspiring composer in New York City, who writes a musical in order to enter the theater industry. That musical ended up being "Rent." “Tick, Tick… Boom!” debuted Off-Broadway in 2001 and gained more popularity as a Netflix film starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is also the man behind “Hamilton.”
Meanwhile, 9 Works Theatrical is the company behind “Dani Girl,” “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” and many more.
“Tick, Tick… Boom!” will run for all weekends of August at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati.
—Nika Roque/JCB, GMA Integrated News