Amazing Asians in the Arts: Jenelle Catherina

March 20, 2021

Jenelle Catherina is an actor, singer and musician based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She stays very active in the local theater scene, having worked on productions with Super Summer Theater, Las Vegas Little Theatre, Vegas City Opera, and UNLV Opera. Her favorite credits include recognition as a Top 3 Finalist in BroadwayWorld’s Next on Stage; being part of the Swing It! Girls; and her role as Extraordinary Girl in Majestic Repertory Theatre’s production of Green Day’s American Idiot. Jenelle is currently in her last semester at University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she is completing her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Her future plans and dreams include being part of a Broadway production, leading a neo-soul/jazz group, traveling the world while making music and honing her musical instrument playing skills, which include focus on the piano, guitar, violin, and cello. The talented and busy artist also has made time to give back to the community. Jenelle recently was an intern at the Garden Foundation, an educational program for special needs adults. Read on to learn more about Jenelle and what makes her an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Karla Garcia

February 06, 2021

Karla Garcia is an actor based in Oxon Hill, MD! She has performed on Broadway in Hot Feet and Hamilton, performing in the 2016 Tonys with the original cast of Hamilton! She was also in the NBC TV show Smash and is currently choreographing a new musical called Other World. Keep reading to find out more about what makes Karla an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Carol Angeli

January 23, 2021

Carol Angeli  is an actor/singer/dancer based in Bloomfield, NJ ! She has been in a total of 6 iterations of Miss Saigon (including the latest Broadway revival), Here Lies Love, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and various National tours and regional productions! In addition to her performing career, Carol is also studying to become a nurse! Keep reading to find out more about what makes Carol an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Lauren Lola

January 02, 2021

Lauren Lola is a writer based in the Bay Area! She is both an author and a writer for stage and screen. One of her screenplays, “Breath of Writing” was produced earlier this year in collaboration with Asiatic Productions! She also wrote and published two novels, the first of which was released while she was still in college! Keep reading to find out more about what makes Lauren an Amazing Asian in the Arts!
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Jennie Kwan

November 21, 2020

Jennie Kwan is an actor, singer, and vocal coach based in Los Angeles!! She has been on stage with shows like Miss Saigon and Avenue Q, and also in the TV/Film industry in California Dreams...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Sonia Barcelona

October 31, 2020

Sonia Barcelona is a musician and photographer based in Las Vegas! She started her career by performing at open mics, which eventually led to performing and creating full time as a rock...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Giovannie Espiritu

September 26, 2020

Giovannie Espiritu is an actress and filmmaker based in Los Angeles!! Her primetime TV credits include ER, Bones, and Gilmore Girls, and she plays the lead in the Amazon series...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Ali Ewoldt

September 12, 2020

Ali Ewoldt is a singer and actress based in New York City! She was the first Asian American and BIPOC actress to star in the role of Christine in “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Anthea Neri Best

August 29, 2020

Anthea Neri Best is a singer, theater and TV/Film actress based in Los Angeles! Formerly a Genetics Specialist, she has worked in the theater in NYC and LA, and is currently playing the role of...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Cheryl Daro

August 22, 2020

Cheryl Daro is an actress and producer based in Las Vegas!  She has been seen in Broadway caliber productions and is also an extensive content creator in Las Vegas for BIPOC...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Elena Juatco

August 01, 2020

Elena Juatco is a musical theatre and TV actress based in Toronto, Canada! She got her start in the arts world when she made it into the Top 6 in Season 2 of Canadian Idol and since then has...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Andrea Macasaet

July 18, 2020

Andrea Macasaet is an actress and singer based in New York City! She has performed in various musicals in the US and Canada, and most recently made her Broadway debut in...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Pilita Simpson

July 04, 2020

Pilita Simpson is a singer and President and founder of the nonprofit Positively Arts in Las Vegas! Originally a pre-med student, Pilita unexpectedly ended up having a career...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Diane Phelan

June 13, 2020

Diane Phelan is a singer, actress, and director based in New York City! She has performed on Broadway in “School of Rock,” internationally in “West Side Story,” “Here Lies Love,” “Where...
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Amazing Asians in the Arts: Maxine Gutierrez

May 23, 2020

Maxine Gutierrez is a front of house audio engineer and sound designer based in New York City! She was working in the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen, and has toured all over...
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