Check out the amazing cast of KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE:
Joan Almedilla (Jean Lee) Credits: Kim in MISS SAIGON (Broadway); Broadway Tours: Fantine in LES MISERABLES, Soul Girl in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Rubicon Theatre Company: John Bucchino’s IT’S ONLY LIFE (Ovation Award) directed by Daisy Prince, Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Ovation Nomination) directed by Jon L. Rivera, Svetlana in NCT’s CHESS, Imelda Marcos in David Byrne and DJ Fatboy Slim’s HERE LIES LOVE at Carnegie Hall, ROAD TO SAIGON (EWP) directed by Jon L. Rivera.
Cesar Cipriano (Lil’ Assassin) Previous EWP credits include: The Ghost of Bruce Lee in Be Like Water, Lewis in Pippin, Sweeney Todd, and Equus. Other Professional Credits include: Romeo and Juliet, Man of La Mancha, Chicago, Othello, and the National Tours of Miss Saigon (US and Canada), and The King & I (US). Has also performed in film, television, commercials, and video games.
Liza B. Domingo (Cindy Chang) Liza has performed on Broadway and the 1st National Tour of A Chorus Line as Connie and the North American Tour of Miss Saigon (u/s Kim & Gigi/Swing). Other credits: Ababu Princess in Kismet (NY City Center Encores!), West Side Story, Flower Drum Song, Kiss Me Kate & 42nd Street. She is currently performing at Disney California Adventure in Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular as the Carpet, Disney Dance Crew and Disney Channel Rocks. Check out her company: TurtleScarf.
Lawrence Kao (Norman Lee) Lawrence grew up in Hacienda Heights, CA, as an only child left to his own imagination. His desire to make believe developed into a love affair for acting, eventually leading him towards an interest in pretending. While studying theatre at UCI, Lawrence began dancing with Kaba Modern, which led to his participation on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Season One. He is now roaming the streets of Hollywood accompanied by his acting mentor Sal Romeo and his manager Chris Roe. You can catch him on an episode of TNT’s Franklin & Bash, a Sony commercial, or some bootleg films he sells out of the back of his trunk.
Megumi Tatsumikawa (Moe Moko) Megumi was born inOsaka,Japan. She started taking ballet classes at the age of 5 and has trained in Hip Hop and Jazz in NY for 3 years. She has worked in commercials, tv shows, live performances, musicals, and music videos as well as taught inJapan. She moved toLos Angeles in January 2011to expand her career as a dancer and has made appearances in a commercial and a music video so far.
Leng Phe (Three-Point) was raised in Seattle, Washington and now resides inOrangeCounty. He is a break dancer, singer, and music producer. He graduated from Embry-Riddle University with a BS in Professional Aeronautics, and is currently working towards a BA in Music. Leng was an event singer for 5 years in the USAF, and is in the Art of Movement, Business Time, and Non-Stop B-Boys crews. He is a core member of Tiny Toones (NGO), was a finalist in Mr. Hyphen 2009, and recently performed for United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture at Cornerstone Theater Company.
Evan Moua (Junior) has been intrigued with the arts since he was a child. Movies, music, and dance have influenced every aspect of his life. As a Hmong American growing up in California, he embarks on an adventure of a lifetime expressing what he loves to do most in theatre, television, and film. With the support of family and friends, he is now blessed to be a part of this wonderful production, Krunk Fu Battle Battle, at East West Players. This is his first professional theatrical debut, and is a stepping stone toward his future in multi-media entertainment.
Blas Lorenzo (Sir Master Cert) has worked in numerous plays, films and TV, including THE DEBUT.
Matt Tayao (Wingnut) Matt was born in San Francisco, CA. He started a career in dance at the age of 17. Matt dove head first into the professional community dancing with artists such as KATY PERRY, PUFF DADDY of DIDDY DIRTY MONEY, KE$HA, KELLY ROWLAND of DESTINYS CHILD and more. He has appeared in national television projects and film including FOX (American Idol), E! (Dance Scene), BET (Born 2 Dance) and UNIVERSAL (Alvin & The Chipmunks The Squeakquel). Now based in Los Angeles, CA Matt continues to pursue his career in the entertainment industry.
Troy Terashita (Hype) Troy has performed for the Toronto Raptors, Doug E. Fresh, Deborah Cox and Prince Charles of England. With a domestic move to California, Troy signed with MSA agency and has performed for Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Jodi Foster, Magic Johnson and has worked on films and commercials. Troy believes there is always room to improve through hard work and dedication. He is grateful for the many people who have helped and believe in him and his opinion on life is simple “if you want it bad enough – get it”.
See this cast in action this weekend. Tickets are $40-50. A little steep? Rush Tickets are available 30 minutes before the show for $20-25 Wed-Thu, $25-30 Fri-Sun.