Photo Flash: Inside The CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS Concert With Billy Bustamante, Lady Celestina, Troy Iwata And More
On Sunday night, Iris Productions and Broadway Barkada presented the CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS concert at The Green Room 42 in New York.
The concert is the latest exciting chapter of the YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK series which began earlier last year in celebration of the rich cultural diversity of New York City.
Broadway Barkada, co-founded by Liz Casasola, Billy Bustamante, and Brian Jose in the fall of 2009, is an organization dedicated to bringing more Filipino artists to the forefront of performance and visibility. They are a collective of professional artists whose mission is to provide a community for the Filipino artist, that CULTIVATES their talents, EDUCATES their audiences, and ELEVATES their global impact. www.broadwaybarkada.com
The evening was hosted by Barkada co-founder Billy Bustamante, who also performed with fellow Barkada co-founder Brian Jose and Barkada members Carol Angeli, Michelle Cabinian and Jim Diego.
Also on the bill - Be More Chill's Troy Iwata, New Jersey Drag Queen Lady Celestina, Napat Mingkwanyuen, Jenna Lea Scott, Rose Van Dyne and Christae Chandini Evanson, Lianah Sta. Ana, EJ Zimmerman and comedienne Jes Tom. Scroll down for coverage of the night.
Check out the artists and the evening's set list below:
Napat Mingkwanyuen - "Do You Remember" by Pasek & Paul
Lady Celestina- "No Way" from the musical Six
Jenna Lea Scott- "Times Like This" from Lucky Stiff
Rose Van Dyne/Christae Chandini Evanson "Dark I Know Well" from Spring Awakening
Lianah Sta. Ana- "Satisfied" from Hamilton
Jes Tom- Stand Up Comedy Set
Troy Iwata- "Better Version Of You"
Billy Bustamante- "Your Texas" from Giant
EJ Zimmerman- "Bird Set Free" by Sia
Broadway Barkada members Billy Bustamante, Jim Diego, Carol Angeli, Brian Jose, Michelle Cabinian - "Wait 'Til You See What's Next" by Jason Robert Brown
Ted Arthur served as Music Director with Steven Tran on Piano, Laura Dadap Gilmartin on Bass, Shinya Miyamoto on Drums and Michi Egger on Guitar.
Iris Productions is a community of working artists who prioritize diversity and inclusivity in the projects they create and commercially produce. A company dedicated to exploring where arts and media intersect and interact. Monthly Programming: "Incubate" - a community of artist/producers who come together bi-monthly to advance their passion projects, learn real-world producing skills, and connect with top-tier professionals in our field. "Interactive" - a free, casual networking event to introduce new creatives to the New York Theatre Market. www.iris.productions @IrisProdNYC
Photo Credit: Lia Chang
Jenna Lea Scott, Jim Diego, Brian Jose, Christae Chandini Evanson, EJ Zimmerman, Laura Dadap Gilmartin, Michelle Cabinian, Napat Mingkwanyuen, Lady Celestina, Billy Bustamante, Lianah Sta. Ana, Carol Angeli, with her son, London, Rose Van Dyne, Steven Tran, Michi Egger
Marc delaCruz, Lianah Sta. Ana, Brian Jose and Billy Bustamante
Billy Bustamante and Troy Iwata
Iris Productions' Michael Hicks, Director of Outreach Olivia Griffin, Director of Production Blake Zolfo with Broadway Barkada's co-founders Billy Bustamante and Brian Jose (seated in front)
Broadway Barkada co-founder Billy Bustamante hosted the CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS concert
Jim Diego, Marc delaCruz, Lianah Sta. Ana, Brian Jose, Billy Bustamante, Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Jenna Lea Scott
Rose Van Dyne and Christae Chandini Evanson
Lianah Sta. Ana
Lianah Sta. Ana
Comedienne Jes Tom
Steven Tran, Michi Egger, Billy Bustamante, Laura Dadap Gilmartin and Shinya Miyamoto
Steven Tran, Jim Diego, Michelle Cabinian, Billy Bustamante, Iris Production's Director of Outreach Olivia Griffin, Carol Angeli, Brian Jose
Jim Diego, Michelle Cabinian, Billy Bustamante, Carol Angeli and Brian Jose
Carol Angeli, Brian Jose, Jim Diego, Sacha Iskra and Michelle Cabinian
Carol Angeli and EJ Zimmerman
HAMILTON's Marc delaCruz and Lianah Sta. Ana
Troy Iwata and Lady Celestina
Brian Jose, Billy Bustamante, Lia Chang, Napat Mingkwanyuen. Photo by Garth Kravits
The Band: Shinya Miyamoto, Laura Dadap Gilmartin, Steven Tran, Music Director Ted Arthur, Michi Egger
Lia Chang and Marc delaCruz
Shinya Miyamoto, Michi Egger, Laura D, adap Gilmartin, Steven Tran, Jenna Lea Scott, Napat Mingkwanyuen, EJ Zimmerman, Jim Diego, Lianah Sta. Ana, Carol Angeli with her son, London, Michelle Cabinian, Brian Jose, Billy Bustamante, Rose Van Dyne, Christae Evanson, Lady Celestina
Front Row: Brian Jose, Lianah Sta. Ana, Carol Angeli with her son, London, Jenna Lea Scott, Michi Egger, Steven Tran, Lady Celestina, Billy Bustamante, Laura Dadap Gilmartin, Michelle Cabinian, EJ Zimmerman, Shinya Miyamoto. Back Row: Christae Chandini Evanson, Jim Diego, Rose Van Dyne, Napat Mingkwanyuen
Lia Chang and Daniel Dunlow. Photo by Garth Kravits
Garth Kravits and Lia Chang. Photo by Billy Bustamante