Nino shines in Waitress MNL

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Last November, Atlantis Theatrical staged the first international production of the hit Broadway show Waitress. The musical, a close adaptation of the 2007 film of the same name, is a current Broadway favorite with book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles. The show tells the story of Jenna (Joanna Ampil), a diner waitress with an incredible talent for baking pies as she, along with her friends and co-workers Becky (Bituin Escalante) and Dawn (Maronne Cruz), navigate life, love, and Jenna’s unwanted pregnancy.

Nino was ecstatic to join the Waitress MNL cast as Ogie – the eccentric and kindhearted suitor of quirky Dawn. He was immediately drawn to Ogie’s fun and memorable musical numbers and dove head first into this scene-stealing hilarious character.

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“Playing Ogie was so much fun and I am so humbled and happy to be part of this stellar cast and the international premiere of such a beloved show,” Nino shares. “It is always a pleasure to be under the direction of the amazing Bobby Garcia and to be part of an Atlantis show and the entire Waitress experience has been unforgettable.”

For his heartfelt efforts to portray Ogie with humor, depth, and vibrance, Nino received rave reviews and a nomination for Best Supporting Actor from the Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students – Hiyas and Sining. Here are some of the reviews on the show:

Marco Sumayao, Town and Country

Vladimir Buonan, ABS-CBN News

Lea Salonga, The Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philip Cu-Unjieng, Metro.Style

Rachel Malaguit, CoconutsĀ 

Vince Vicentuan, BroadwayWorld.com

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Indeed, Waitress MNL was a fun, delicious, and often delirious romp through the diner and Nino is thrilled to have been part of the ride. He looks forward to more exciting theatrical outings with Atlantis and will always have a soft spot in his heart for pie!

Order up!

 

Nino Alejandro launches Rebel Records Philippines

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Nino has always been passionate about all aspects of music from performing to packed houses to writing songs to producing and mixing for other artists. He has written, produced, and mixed songs for artists such as Rachel Alejandro, Sheree, Ara Mina, Yra Johnson, and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo to name a few. Over the course of his illustrious career, Nino has also considered himself extremely lucky to have been able to work with several esteemed songwriters and producers such as Ogie Alcasid, Vehnee Saturno, and Aaron Paul.

Taking his passion for music and his experience in music production, Nino has launched Rebel Records Philippines – his independent music label. Under his label, Nino is nurturing and developing exciting new musical talents and releasing new original Filipino music. Currently he has produced songs for Cholo Tolentino and Yanah Laurel. He has an exciting collaboration with artist Mama Char coming soon!

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Nino Live at Chic Boy in Guam this May 2017

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Be sure to catch Nino Alejandro live at Chic Boy this May 2017, Guam USA. He’ll be joined by singer, actress, and commercial model Mica Pineda performing the hottest hits and classic favorites.

Chic Boy is a delectable restaurant and bar in Upper Tumon, Guam where the food is yummy, the drinks are overflowing, and the music never stops. Check out their Facebook Page at: ChicBoy Guam

Nino Alejandro for D&D Custom Guitars Django

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Nino has always been particular about his music equipment, especially his guitars. As a singer, songwriter, music producer, and recording artist, the guitar Nino uses has to fit his specifications to a tee and be able to deliver despite his rigorous show schedule. On any given month, Nino’s weeks are usually filled with 2-3 shows at a minimum and sometimes 5-6 shows when he is traveling and touring.

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Once Upon a Mattress

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This January 20-22, 2017, Nino joins Ephesus Teatron Group, Inc.’s production of the hilarious Broadway musical Once Upon a Mattress at the Tanghalang Yaman Lahi Theater, Emilio Aguinaldo College and directed by Steven Conde.

Once Upon a Mattress features Music by Mary Rodgers and Lyrics by Marshall Barer and Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller . It is based on the fairytale The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Nino on Wish FM 107.5

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This January 2017, Nino joined his friend and fellow musician DJ Robin Nievera at Wish FM 107.5 for Roadshow Jams! He covered Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”, one of his favorite songs. Check it out!

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One Night Stand: Christmas Carol-Lin

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Last December, Nino was given the wonderful opportunity to join One Night Stand – the cabaret that features the brightest theatre artists both old and new and happens on the first Tuesday of every other month at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub in Century City Mall.

The brainchild of theatre actors Joaquin Valdes, Chinie Concepcion, and Micaele Pineda, One Night Stand showcases some of the best musical talent in the country and gives them the chance to perform songs they love from different shows and genres as themselves and not as a role. And, the special allure of ONS night is that it is a “one night stand” by its very definition, no repeats, no reruns, just one night.

Past ONS themes included Spring Awakening, Confessions of a Diva: Carla Gueverra Laforteza, and the Rent Reunion. For this particular ONS, Nino was ecstatic to be given the chance to join as the theme was the music of Lin Manuel Miranda. A big Lin Manuel fan himself, Nino had just recently seen Hamilton in New York and was thrilled to be given the chance to sing some of the amazing songs from the show.

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Nino on MYX Music Channel

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Nino had a great time guesting on MYX Daily Top 10 Pinoy Edition and MYX Moods before the end of 2016. He was there to promote the launch of his single and official music video for Ako’y Iyong Iyo. And of course being a musician and a big fan of music videos he had a great time seeing the latest chart-topping videos.

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Nino on Eat Bulaga

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Upon arriving from his successful stint in the U.S. last November, Nino was excited to join Eat Bulaga for a week as a guest judge on the Music Hero segment of the show. He joined with guitar icon Ira Cruz and along with the Eat Bulaga regulars helped judge the performances of the musicians battling it out in the Music Hero special contest segment. He and Ira also performed before the contest daily – a mix of traditional rock and OPM hits.

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Back2Back US Tour Part 2 November 2016

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The second part of the fun and exciting Back2Back US Tour happened in November! This time – with new exciting songs and some fun new surprises, Nino and Rachel went to visitĀ kababayans in Rhode Island and California!

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