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OJ Mariano

An Awit Award's Best New Male Recording Artist awardee, OJ has appeared in various television programs and performed for shows and events both in the Philippines and overseas. He also has several albums under his name with Star Records and recorded tracks for a number of collaborative records. He recorded several themesongs of TV soaps of ABS CBN,one of the leading television networks in his country. His latest TV regular stint was as a house singer for the hit game show, The Singing Bee.

 

OJ ventured into theater three years ago. He was cast as one of the featured singers of PAGCOR's musical-acrobatic show Flow.Afterwhich , he debuted in the local theater scene and portrayed the role of Tom Collins for 3 runs of "RENT" with 9works Theatrical for which he won a Philippine Broadwayworld Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.And other roles followed,Tunying/Simoun in Dulaang UP's "Isang Panaginip na Fili",Vittorio Vidal and Daddy Brubeck in 9works' "Sweet Charity",Sebastian in Atlantis' production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid",Paco Valencia in 4th Wall's original musical "Rivalry:Ateneo-LaSalle the Musical" ,was part of the 4-person cast of Upstart's production of "Forbidden Broadway",Marcus in Chancel Repertory's "The Choice",Rama in Ballet Philippines' critically acclaimed hit season ender "Rama Hari", Orly in the 10th Anniversary limited run of Ricky Lee and Vince DeJesus' "Himala",Malcolm MacGregor in Viva-Atlantis's maiden show "The Full Monty", Laurence in Greenwings' "Lorenzo", Kuya Boy in BitByBit's hit production "Maxie the Musicale" and just recently as Miss Understanding in Resorts World Manila's " Priscilla,Queen of the Desert" and Kiel in PETA's Rak of Aegis.

His performance as Rama in "Rama Hari" earned the nod of his peers and respected critics when he won Best Actor in a Musical for Philstage's Gawad Buhay Awards for 2013.

He will also be featured in the soon to be released movies "Heneral Luna" directed by Jerrold Tarog and " The Dog Show" directed by