Jon Jon Briones
Training: Jon Jon was born and raised in the Philippines and resides in Los Angeles, California
Theatre includes: first venturing abroad in 1989 to join the original London cast of Miss Saigon; he has since played The Engineer in Germany, on the USA tour, Asian tour, back home in the Philippines, in the final year in the West End and, more recently, on the UK tour. Recently he has been involved in the pre-Broadway development of new musical Allegiance with Lea Salonga and George Takei. Also, since moving to Los Angeles, the title role in The Romance of Magno Rubio ([Inside] the Ford, LA Weekly and Ovation Best Lead Actor nominations) and lead character Vichear Lam in new work Sweet Karma. Other favourite roles in Los Angeles, New York and worldwide; Frederik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Enjolras in Les Misérables, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Tateh in Ragtime, Lion in The Wiz, Laertes in Hamlet, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into The Woods, Slovitch in Fools, Man 1 in Closer Than Ever and Lukas in Peregrinasyon (Ma – Yi Theater Company).
Film includes: Model Home, Blood Ransom, The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad, Breathe, Brown Soup Thing, An Immigrant Girl’s Journey, Proud American, Finding Foosball, Potluck, Feast and Yokai.
Television includes: guest starring in Las Vegas, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, The Mentalist, Monk, Southland, Miami Medical, General Hospital, Law & Order LA and Moonlight.
Jon Jon Briones is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.