Training: Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, New Voice Company, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London (RADA) master class in Manila under Dee Cannon, acting coach and author of In-Depth Acting.
Theatre includes: most recently, Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Golden Mickeys (Hong Kong Disneyland), Club Owner/cover Thuy in Miss Saigon (Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dublin, Portugal and UK tour), Jafar in Disney’s Aladdin, The Sound of Music, Nick Piazza in Fame, Jester in Once Upon a Mattress, Sammy in Blood Brothers, Sleeping Beauty, Pepe in The Boy Friend, Annie, cover Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and Miong (Repertory Philippines), Pilo in Himala the Musicale and Ryan Cayabyab’s Ilustrado and Juanito/ Basilio in El Filibusterismo (Tanghalang Pilipino), Marty in Dreamgirls, Simon Zealotes and cover Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar and cover Roger in Rent (Atlantis Productions), cover Papa Ge in Once on This Island (Chase International), Chess (New Voice Company) and Great White Way 3 and West Side Story (Company of Players).
Concerts include: Rent in Concert (Atlantis Productions), Showtime, Robert Sena in Concert and Disney’s Aida (Hong Kong Disneyland).
Recordings include: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Trumpets), Miong (Rep), Rent (Manila, Atlantis Productions) and Hong Kong Disneyland’s 5th anniversary theme song ‘Celebration in the Air’ by musical director Rony Fortich.
Television includes: Maricel Drama Special, Ipaglaban Mo, ’Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, Super Inggo, Maria Flordeluna, Eezy Dancing, Eat Bulaga, A Little Night of Music, The Making of Miss Saigon, What’s Up ‘Day? Breakfast, Sound Education and Making a Difference.
Ariel is thrilled to be making his West End debut in this new production of Miss Saigon.