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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 17, 2018

Meet Arman Ferrer: One Of Our Brightest Actors Today In Musical Theatre, Now Playing The Cannibal Man In The Broadway Hit 'SideShow'

ARMAN FERRER is one of our brightest actors in musical theatre today. He was taking up music at the UP when he first joined an audition for the zarzuela, “Walang Sugat” at the Ateneo in 2010. An operatic tenor, he bagged the lead role of Tenyong and since he has no experience in acting, he was first given an acting workshop.

He was only 21 years old then. He would later reprise the same role in Tanghalang Pilipino’s staging of “Walang Sugat” at the CCP, directed by Carlitos Siguion Reyna. Since then, he has appeared in other stage productions:

“The Best of Opera” at Resorts World Manila, “A Christmas Carol” for 9Works, “Mabining Mandirigma” at the CCP, and two original musicals for Director Joel Lamangan, “Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag” and “Binondo: a Tsinoy Musical”, for which he got very positive reviews.

Born on October 28, 1988, from whom did he get his musical genes? “Wala. Kasi my dad is a lawyer and my mom is a physics teacher. I’m the eldest of six kids and I’m the only one in our family who pursued a career in music. I’ve been singing in a choir since I was a boy and my parents supported me naman when I decided to be a singer. Basta ang advice nila, just do your best.”

He now plays a challenging role in the Atlantis production of the Broadway musical, “Sideshow”, as the Cannibal Man. “As part of a circus act, I have a deformed face, a freak, so they’re putting prosthetic make up on me. I’m secretly in love with one of the conjoined twins in the story, si Violet, played by Kayla Rivera.”

Managed by Noel Ferrer, is he open to cross over to movies and TV? “Oh yes, kung may offer, why not? I’m very much willing to try it.”
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