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WHEN it rains, it pours for Filipino-New Zealander singer-actor Laurence Mossman who has now made the Philippines his home.
More than one year after he settled in the country, Mossman has become busy with his singing career, TV appearances, and two movies. And if Lady Luck would smile at him, Mossman could be on his way to Broadway for the revival of the musical “Miss Saigon” in Broadway next year.
Mossman, 25, is almost finished shooting for the Paolo Ballesteros film “Die Beautiful” where he plays a doctor.
Next week, Mossman will face the camera for the movie “Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?” with Anne Curtis, Dennis Trillo, and Ballesteros.
Mossman has a recurring kontrabida role in the popular primetime teleserye “Dolce Amore” starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil on ABS-CBN.
Asked about his relationship with Soberano and Gil, Mossman said: “They are so nice and hard working! Masipag!
Sometimes they work 24 hours.” In one of the episodes for the Kapamilya teleserye, Mossman had a fighting scene with Gil.
After completing his scenes for the two movies, Mossman will start rehearsals for the Philippine production of the Tony award-winning musical “Fun Home” opposite Broadway star Lea Salonga. It will debut at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City in November.
Jaime Acosta, chief executive officer of Psalmstre, said that Mossman is also part of the musical trio The Primo who performs at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City three times a week. Mossman has renewed his contract as endorser of New Placenta for Men.
‘Miss Saigon’ 2017
Many people may not know it but Mossman had a private audition in Manila last March for the Broadway revival of “Miss Saigon,” the same musical that launched the careers of Salonga, Leo Valdez, Jon-Jon Briones, Joanna Ampil, and Rachelle Ann Go in theater.
Scheduled to open in 2017, the rebooted musical will star Eva Noblezada as Kim and Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer.
“Miss Saigon” tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
Mossman recalled his memorable audition in front of producer Cameron Mackintosh and composer Claude-Michel Schonberg who asked him to sing eight times.
“I actually got a private audition in front of Cameron Mackintosh and the whole creative team of ‘Miss Saigon.’ I also got a call-back but as of now I haven’t heard anything yet because they are going around the world auditioning.
But for me it was the right opportunity I wouldn’t have if I would be in New Zealand.”
When the auditions in Manila wrapped up, Schonberg said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN that two aspirants in the Philippines passed the auditions. More than 400 aspirants auditioned in Manila.
Schonberg said that the winners for the Manila auditions will be announced later this year. Could Mossman be one of them? His fans are keeping their fingers crossed.