The Hollywood Reporter (THR) spotlights some of the fresh faces who turned heads on the stage and one of them is Filipino/Mexican-American newcomer, Eva Noblezada. She landed the musical revival's lead role as Kim, the 17-year-old peasant girl who falls for an American soldier during the panicked final days of the Vietnam War, and reconnects with him, heartbreakingly, in Thailand years later in "Miss Saigon." On the West End and then on Broadway, Noblezada's vocals showed an expressive range and sweetness that cuts through all the noise and busy-ness that surrounds her character. Like Lea Salonga the first time around in 1989, she's a bona fide discovery, who puts a face of raw human pain on a mega-musical more often remembered for its showstopping helicopter scene.
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Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.