Joanna Ampil

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Joanna Ampil
Born (1975-06-01) June 1, 1975 (age 43)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation singer/actress
Years active 1993–present
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)

Joanna Ampil (born June 1, 1975 in Manila), is an awarded musical theatre and film actress from the Philippines.[1]

Ampil has performed in several West End musicals, including Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar and Avenue Q, and she played the role of Fantine in Les Misérables in London until 21 June 2008. She was also invited by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to perform the role of Kim in the Australian premiere in Sydney of Miss Saigon,[2] and in 2011 she performed the main role as Thanh in the showcase performance of the new musical The Real Love[3]. Her breakthrough role as Candida in the 2017 film adaptation of Ang Larawan the Musical (in itself adopted from A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino) won her the Best Actress Award at the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival[4].

Ampil is also heard on several cast recordings, for example the Jesus Christ Superstar (1996 London Cast) recording as Mary Magdalene and on the Miss Saigon: Complete Symphonic Recording as Kim.[2]

Ampil has released two solo albums, and all the proceeds of these albums are donated to the Sun and Moon Home for Children in Manila, initiated by Miss Saigon composer Claude-Michel Schonberg. Her first album, Joanna Ampil was recorded in Abbey Road Studios in London and her second, Try Love, in the Philippines.[5]

She was also a stage play actress for "The Sound of Music" in Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila as Maria from 2011-2012.

In addition to her stage work, Ampil has done a few on-screen roles such as in One Day and on several episodes of Broken News.

In 2013-2014, she was on tour with Cats as Grizabella.


* shows that toured


Studio Albums[edit]

  • Joanna Ampil (2007)
  • Try Love (2010; Sony Music)
  • Joanna Ampil (2014)


  • I'm Caught Between Goodbye and I Love You
  • Words Get In The Way
  • I Only Live To Love You
  • Maghihintay Sa Iyo
  • Hanggang Saan

Cast albums[edit]


  • One Day (2011) - Cameo Appearance
  • Ang Larawan (2017) - Candida Marasigan (Best Actress, 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival)

TV Series[edit]


  1. ^ Ampil, Joanna. "Bio — Joanna's Website". Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b List of credits Retrieved on February 7, 2011.
  3. ^ List of cast, from Musical's official website Retrieved on February 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Joanna Ampil on her MMFF Best Actress award for 'Ang Larawan'". Rappler. Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  5. ^ [1] Foundation Official Website
  6. ^ a b c d e f g story Archived 2011-06-04 at the Wayback Machine.

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