One of West End’s finest, the award-winning theater actress Joanna Ampil is back in the spotlight with her latest single “The Only Place to Be.”
The singer-actress is well known for reprising major roles such as Miss Saigon’s Kim back in 1993, Les Miserables’ Éponine in year 2000 and Fantine in 2003. She also starred in the Philippine re-staging of The Sound of Music as Maria Rainer in 2011, and has toured Europe with the West End cast of Cats’ as Grizabella in 2013. The thespian-turned-recording artist is now re-establishing her self in the local music scene after years of working on the international stage.
“The Only Place to Be” is from her 2014 self-titled album under Viva Records. The song shows off Joanna Ampil’s expressive singing voice while subtly showcasing her equally impressive vocal range. Check it out:
“Joanna Ampil” also includes the carrier single “Hanggang Saan,” composed by Vehnee Saturno. Other tracks in the album are “Won’t You Love Me Again,” “Kung Maaari,” “Old Souls,” Smile,” “Init Sa Magdamag,” and “Fragments of Forever.”
Moreover, Joanna Ampil’s latest record features a duet with balladeer Mark Bautista in “Kumusta Ka.” The concert king Martin Nievera also sings in the song “Never Thought I’d Feel This Way,” while Bristish pop-classical crossover group Blake is in the track “Kailangan Kita.”