Angel Sigala, a former resident of Conshohocken and 2014 graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, has been cast in the new musical, New York, New York, hitting the St. James Theatre on Broadway in March. Sigala, who is originally from Mexico City, will be playing percussionist Mateo Diaz to mark his Broadway debut.
The musical is described as loosely based on the Martin Scorsese film of the same name that was released in 1977. Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro starred in the film and played two musicians that have a volatile love affair and marriage.
The latest telling of the story is described as follows:
It is 1946, the war is over, and a resurgent New York is beginning to rebuild. As steel beams swing overhead, a collection of artists has dreams as big and diverse as the city itself.
Among them is New York native Jimmy Doyle, a brilliant but disillusioned musician looking for his “major chord” in life: music, money, love. The odds are against him getting all three until he meets Francine Evans, a young singer just off the bus from Philly, who is destined for greatness. If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere.
With a unique blend of dazzling new songs and big band classics (“New York, New York,” “But The World Goes Round”), this jubilant new musical is destined to become the talk of the town.
The musical includes a new score by the incomparable John Kander and Fred Ebb, an original story by David Thompson with Sharon Washington, additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. In the above photo, Sigala is pictured center with Miranda to his right and Kander to his left.
After graduating from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Sigala graduated from Temple University’s School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts. He has performed in several regional theatres in the Philadelphia area, including Arden Theatre Company, People’s Light Theatre Company, and Theatre Exile. While at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School he was part of the Colonial Players and above is a photo of him from a performance of In the Heights in 2014.
In the below trailer for New York, New York, Sigala can be seen wearing a yellow shirt with a red neck scarf. Tickets are available online.
Photos: Angel Sigala