Jon Jon Briones Biography

 
Birth Place:
Quezon City, Philippines
Bio:
Jon Jon was born and raised in the Philippines until he ventured abroad in 1989 to join in the original London cast of Miss Saigon. He has subsequently played the role of the Engineer in Miss Saigon all over the world-Germany, US Tour, UK Tour, Asian Tour and back home in the Philippines as well as ... (read more)
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Birth Place: Quezon City, Philippines

Bio:
Jon Jon was born and raised in the Philippines until he ventured abroad in 1989 to join in the original London cast of Miss Saigon. He has subsequently played the role of the Engineer in Miss Saigon all over the world-Germany, US Tour, UK Tour, Asian Tour and back home in the Philippines as well as ... (read more)

Jon Jon was born and raised in the Philippines until he ventured abroad in 1989 to join in the original London cast of Miss Saigon. He has subsequently played the role of the Engineer in Miss Saigon all over the world-Germany, US Tour, UK Tour, Asian Tour and back home in the Philippines as well as a return to London's West End for its final year. He just returned from New York where he did a workshop of a new musical, Allegiance with Lea Salonga and George Takei. Other theater credits include: Magno Rubio in Magno Rubio, Enjolras in Les Mis, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Tateh in Ragtime, Lion in the The Wiz, Laertes in Hamlet, Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods, Man1 in Closer Than Ever, Lukas in Peregrinasyon with Ma-Yi Theater Company in New York, Children of Eden at Papermill Playhouse, and Yellow Face with CTG at the Mark Taper Forum. He can be heard on the original London and Germany soundtracks of Miss Saigon as well as the American Cast recording of Children of Eden. Since moving to Los Angeles 5 years ago he has appeared on Television, Commercials and Film. His TV credits include: recurring guest star "Cosme Caliyag" on NBC's Las Vegas, "Asian Elvis" in Sons of Anarchy, as well as guest stars on Miami Medical, Monk, and Southland a recurring role on General Hospital and co-star in Law & Order LA and Moonlight. Film credits include: Genie in The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad, Rhadamanths in Breathe, Uncle Jon Jon in Brown Soup Thing, Paulo Alcedo in An Immigrant Girl's Journey, Dawn's Father in Proud American, and supporting roles in Finding Foosball, Potluck, Feast & Yokai.

Jon Jon Briones Awards and Nominations

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Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jon Jon Briones, Miss Saigon
 
Theatre World Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Gold Star
Jon Jon Briones, Miss Saigon
 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Actor in a Musical
Jon Jon BrionesMiss Saigon