Joanna Ampil

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Joanna Ampil is a musical theatre and film actress from the Philippines and United Kingdom.


Joanna is a leading actress in the West End and on the international stage; as Kim in Miss Saigon (London, original Australian production, original United Kingdom and Ireland Tour and The 10th Anniversary Performance), Éponine and Fantine in Les Misérables (London, Belfast and Windsor performed for HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family), Mary Magdalene in the West End revival of Jesus Christ Superstar (London), Mimi in Rent (European Tour), Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (London), Sheila Franklin in Hair (London), Thanh in the world premiere of The Real Love (Los Angeles), Heidi in I Sing! (London), The ingénue June in The Musical of Musicals (London), Francesca in the international premiere of The Bridges of Madison County (Manila), Inang Bayan in Rebel EDSA 30 (Manila), Maria in West Side Story (Manila), Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Manila), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific in Concert (Manila), Blue Fairy in Pinocchio: A New Musical (Singapore), West End Women (UK Tour), The Magic of Disney in Concert (Hyde Park, London), Defying Gravity: The Songs of Stephen Schwartz (Sydney), Grizabella in Cats (UK & European Tour 2013-14, World Tour 2017-2018, Asian Tour 2019-2020, 40th Anniversary Production 2020-2021), Mary Magdalene in the Tokyu Theatre Orb's production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Tokyo) and Jenna in the international premiere of Waitress (Manila).

She can be heard on the cast recordings of Miss Saigon: Complete Symphonic Recording as Kim, Jesus Christ Superstar: 1996 London Cast as Mary Magdalene, The Postman and the Poet as Beatriz Gonzalez and the soundtrack of the feature film Ang Larawan as Candida. Her debut album Joanna Ampil was recorded in Abbey Road Studios in 2007 by JAY Records, followed by Try Love in 2010 by Sony Music and Joanna Ampil in 2014 with VIVA Records. Her latest singles are Always Better and Memory.

She portrayed Candida in the feature film Ang Larawan (The Portrait) where she won the Metro Manila Film Festival MMFF 2017, PMPC Star Awards, Gawad Pasado, Luna, Gawad Tangi, Guillermo Award, Urduja Best Heritage Film Awards and the prestigious Gawad Urian Best Actress Awards.

She can be seen in the digital and television series "Babae Sa Septic Tank 3" (iWant TFC), "Call Me Tita" (ABS CBN, iWant TFC) and "Broken News" (BBC). She portrayed Corazon in Maalaala Mo Kaya's "Kadena" (ABS-CBN, iWant TFC) wherein she won the GEMS Award for Best Actress for Television.



  • Carols in the Domain (1995) The Domain, Sydney
  • Stars of the Musicals (2001) Stadium Putra, Kuala Lumpur
  • The Night of 100 Stars: Marvin Hamlisch (2001) Palladium, London
  • Les Misérables in Concert as Éponine (2001) Odyssey Arena, Belfast
  • Les Misérables in Concert as Fantine (2004) Windsor Castle "Entente Cordiale" performed for H.M. The Queen and the Royal Family
  • One Day More: A Symphonic Concert of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (2004) Symphony Hall, Birmingham
  • An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (2004) Players Theatre, London
  • Musical Moments (2007) Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • Musical Moments (2008) Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • Joanna Ampil, I Love... (2009) Music Museum, Manila
  • Musical Moments (2009) Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
  • West End Girl: Joanna Ampil (2010) OnStage, Manila
  • Brad Little Unmasked with Joanna Ampil (2010) Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan
  • The Vietnam-Philippines Friendship Concert (2012) Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam
  • The Night of 1000 Voices (2012) Royal Albert Hall, London
  • The Magic of Disney in Concert (2012) Hyde Park, London In celebration of the H.M. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
  • West End Women: Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones & Joanna Ampil (2014) United Kingdom Tour
  • Defying Gravity: The Songs of Stephen Schwartz (2016) Sydney
  • A Woman's World: Joanna Ampil (2016) Shangri-La Plaza, Manila
  • The Sound of Musicals: Joanna Ampil, Graham Bickley, Kerry Ellis and Oliver Tompsett (2015-2017) United Kingdom Tour
  • Una nit a Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber: Joanna Ampil, John Owen Jones, Geronimo Rauch and Celinde Schoenmacher (2017) L'Auditori, Barcelona
  • Love Wins: Joanna Ampil (2018) Maybank Theatre, Manila
  • Silver Lining: Joanna Ampil (2019) Maybank Theatre, Manila
  • Pinoy Playlist: Joanna Ampil (2019) Maybank Theatre, Manila


Cast albums

Studio albums


  • Reach For The Stars
  • I'm Caught Between Goodbye and I Love You
  • For The Last Time I Felt Like This
  • Hanggang Saan
  • The Only Place To Be
  • Memory
  • Always Better
  • Kundimang Mahal (theme song of the movie Culion)





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