Photos with Jose Llana
Jose Llana was born in Manila, Philippines and raised near Washington, D.C. He moved to New York City after high school to attend The Manhattan School of Music Conservatory as a classical voice major. At the age of nineteen, during his freshman year, he landed his first starring role on Broadway in The King and I as Lun Tha opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and Donna Murphy. Other Broadway: Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Drama Desk Award), Wang Ta in Flower Drum Song (starring opposite Lea Salonga), Angel in Rent, Jessie-Lee in Streetcorner Symphony. Read more... the Town (Delacorte Theater, NYSF) and Saturn Returns at The Public Theater. Regional: Martin Guerre (Guillaume, Guthrie Theater), Ballad of Little Jo (The Steppenwolf Theater, Jefferson Nomination - Best Supporting Actor), Candide (The Prince Theater, Barrymore Nomination - Best Actor).