About

Gia Macuja Atchison is a Filipino international singer/actress based in the United Kingdom.

 

She has recently returned from the Philippines playing the lead role of the singing IBONG ADARNA in the highly successful run of the all-original Filipino production by Ballet Manila.

"Gia Macuja Atchison lent her melodious pitch perfect voice to accentuate the power of Ibong Adarna. In perfect harmony she likewise performed with the same tempered grace and poise. Embraced with just a gentle spotlight, she still managed to capture the full attention of the audience. Her presence was always enough." - Theatre Fans Manila

She is the winner of the Best Female Artist at the 2017 SPMA Awards (Side Project Music Awards), recognised for her contribution to the Philippine Community in London. She is also known for her stand-out performance as Estrella Cumpas in the Royal National Theatre production of HERE LIES LOVE in London for which she received a nomination in the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards. She was also a member of the vocal group the West End Mamas, Winner of Best New Group in the 26th Annual Aliw Awards in the Philippines.

 

Gia has been described by the London Sunday Times as "…a real stand out and the real voice of the people."

 

"Atchison has a glorious voice, expressive, haunting and stuffed with clarity of meaning and golden tones." - britishtheatre.com.

 

She was in the original cast of West End production of THE LION KING where she played the lead role of Princess Nala in numerous performances. She has also performed both the roles of Gigi and Ellen in the original West End run of MISS SAIGON. Other lead roles include, Mary Magdalene in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Cosette in LES MISERABLES, Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS, and Clara in the Asian Premiere of Sondheim's PASSION together with Repertory Philippines.

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Past credits include:

 

MUSICAL THEATRE WEST END   MUSICAL THEATRE PHILIPPINES
     

2014-2015, Estrella Cumpas, HERE LIES LOVE, Royal National Theatre, Dorfman Theatre

1999-2004, Nala/Sarabi/Swing/Ensemble, THE LION KING, Disney Theatrical (UK), Lyceum Theatre, London

 

1998-1999, Ensemble/ Gigi/ Ellen, MISS SAIGON, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Drury Lane Theatre, London


 

 

2017, Ibong Adarna, IBONG ADARNA, Ballet Manila, ALiw Theatre, Manila Philippines

 

1997, April, COMPANY, Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines

1996, Carrie, CAROUSEL, Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines

1996, Luisa, THE FANTASTICKS, Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines


1995, Clara, PASSION, Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines

1994, Mary Magdalene, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines

1993, Cosette, LES MISERABLES, Repertory Philippines, Meralco Theatre, Manila, Philippines

1992, CINDERELLA, Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines

   
     
AWARDS   TELEVISION


2017, Best Female Artist, Winner

SIDE PROJECTS MUSIC AWARDS

United Kingdom

 

2013, Lead Vocalist, West End Mamas, Winner

BEST NEW GROUP (26TH ANNUAL ALIW AWARDS), Philippines

 

1991, Winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists of the Philippines, NAMCYA

(Female Solo Voice Category)

 

1996, SEASONS ON STAGE, Co-Host, RJTV29, Philippines

1991, LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Co-Host, GMA 7, Philippines

     
     
PLAYS   CONCERTS

1996,  Alice, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines

1995, Elmire, TARTUFFE, , Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines


1995, Julie,  JAKE’S WOMEN, , Repertory Philippines, William J. Shaw Theatre, Manila, Philippines


1994, Beatrice, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Actors Classic Ensemble, Puerto Real, Philippines


1993, Kate, TAMING OF THE SHREW, Actors Classic Ensemble, Villamor Hall, University of the Philippines

on Mackintosh Ltd, Drury Lane Theatre, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017, PANATA, Cockpit Theatre, London

 

2017, THE RHYTHM OF LIFE, Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

 

2016, IN HARMONY, William de Ferrers Centre, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, UK

 

2016, PAMANA, Cockpit Theatre, London

 

2015, AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH GIA MACUJA ATCHISON, Bar FM, London

 

2014, HEART 2 HEART, Aliw Theatre, Philippines


2014, CHRISTMAS WITH THE WEST END MAMAS, William de Ferrers Centre South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, UK

2013, WE ARE SAILING , The Mayor's Charity
(City of Chelmsford), Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, UK

2013, AN EVENING AT THE THEATRE, William de Ferrers Centre South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, UK

2013, CHRISTMAS WITH THE WEST END MAMAS, William de Ferrers Centre South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, UK

2013, BALLET AND BALLADS, Aliw Theatre, Philippines

2011, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME,  Down Hall, Hertfordshire, UK

2006, THE TRIO AND I, Cadogan Hall, London, UK

 


 

 

 

 
FILM    


2017, "Journey on the Rightway", Thames Tideway

 

2016, "Light Bulb" Film, Lloyd's Register

 

   

2015, "Family Values" SAFETY CULTURE FILM, Senior Plc, Lymington

 

2015, QUALITY CULTURE SHOOT, Mondelez International, Birmingham

2013, HIGH LEVEL FIVE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS, Oxford University Press

2011, BUSINESS RESULTS, Oxford University Press

2007, RECOVERING FROM THE PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Loaded Productions, London