- Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
- Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil
- Adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
- Additional Materials by Richard Maltby Jr.
- Orchestrations by William D. Brohn
- Originally produced on stage by Cameron Mackintosh
- Directed by Eric Schaeffer
- Choreographer Karma Camp
- Music Director Gabe Mangiante
- Scenic Design Adam Koch
- Costume Design Frank Labovitz
- Lighting Design Chris Lee
- Sound Design Matt Rowe
- Wig Design Anne Nesmith
- Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein
Extended Again by Popular Demand – Must Close October 6!
- On sale: July 12
- Pride: September 20
- Discussion: September 10 & 18
Created by the acclaimed writers of Les Misérables, this modern, rock-infused adaptation of Puccini’s 1904 opera Madame Butterfly explores the ongoing impact of love, loss and the collision of cultures during the Vietnam War.
Vietnamese Kim and American G.I. Chris fall in love during the tumultuous fall of Saigon. Three years after their dramatic separation, newly-married Chris discovers Kim survived the war. The star-crossed lovers attempt to reunite in a race across Bangkok in this tragic romance about the shattering devastation of war and the ultimate sacrifice.
Signature brings the electrifying score to life with a 15-piece orchestra and 18-actor company in this new environmental production, performing hit songs including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “I Still Believe,” “Why, God, Why?” and “The American Dream.”
— The New York Times
Show runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. This includes a 15 minute intermission.
Miss Saigon Teaser
Meet The Engineer — Thom Sesma
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The critics are raving!
Miss Saigon is the largest production in Signature Theatre’s history, uniquely designed to pull the audience into the world of the show. Now is your chance to learn how the Signature team brought the grit of the Vietnam War to life in the intimate MAX Theatre. This special backstage tour is held Saturdays at 5PM. Your journey begins with a short film featuring the production designers and director. Following the video, venture into the Theatre for a tour of the set and backstage areas. Your tour ends with an exclusive question and answer session with members of the cast.
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August 31 and September 7 SOLD OUT.
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Thom Sesma (The Engineer) BROADWAY: The Times They Are A-Changin’, Disney’s The Lion King, Search & Destroy, Titanic, Chu Chem. NATIONAL TOUR: Miss Saigon, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Disney’s The Lion King, Search & Destroy, Titanic, Chu Chem. OFF-BROADWAY: NSYF/Public Theatre, the Roundabout, Second Stage, The Drama Department, The Mint, NAATCO, Epic Theatre and others. DC AREA: Arena Stage, Library of Congress Asian Library Collection (keynote speaker). REGIONAL: The Old Globe, Yale Rep, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, The McCarter, Two River Theatre Co., Baltimore Center Stage, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, many more. TV/FILM: selected The Good Wife, Single Ladies, Third Watch, Law & Order, Canterbury’s Law, Over/Under, Lay The Favorite, Building Girl, Person of Interest. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and SDC.
Diana Huey (Kim) NEW YORK: Pump Up The Volume (workshop); NAMT: The Yellow Wood. REGIONAL: 5th Avenue Theatre: RENT, First Date (workshop), Mame, Journey West, Best of Northwest Bookshelf; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Village Theatre: It Shoulda Been You, Take Me America; Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Cat In The Hat; Book-It Repertory Theatre: Skippyjon Jones; Balagan Theatre: Spring Awakening, Avenue Q, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog; ACT Theatre: A Christmas Carol; First Stage Theatre: A Thousand Cranes; Contemporary Classics: Zanna, Don’t!, The Yellow Wood. TV/WEB: Leverage, The Glee Project, New Day Northwest, Throw Me A Bone. AWARDS: Person To Watch – BroadwayWorld, Critic’s Choice. EDUCATION: Cornish College of The Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Acting Internship
Gannon O’Brien (Chris) SIGNATURE: Dreamgirls’ The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hairspray (Swing), Chess, Glory Days (Andy u/s), Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret Series. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Spring Gala 2013, My Fair Lady in concert, Latino Inaugural 2013 Performance; Olney Theatre Center: Grease!; Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening, A Man of No Importance. EDUCATION: Bachelors of Music, The Catholic University of America. UPCOMING: Signature Theatre: Gypsy.
Chris Sizemore (John) SIGNATURE: Spin, Crossing in concert, Spin (workshop), Chess, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Ensemble), Les Misérables (Helen Hayes nomination for Supporting Actor, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble). NATIONAL TOUR: Kennedy Center: Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka. DC AREA: Ford's Theatre: 1776, Parade, The Civil War (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Ensemble); Shakespeare Theatre: Two Gents...Rock Opera, Candide (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Ensemble); Olney Theatre Center: 1776, Fiddler, Cinderella; Toby's: Miss Saigon, Beauty & The Beast, Grease, Seussical.
Christopher Mueller (Thuy) SIGNATURE: Spin, Crossing in concert, Spin (reading), Brother Russia, Chess, Sweeney Todd, The Hollow (u/s), The Boy Detective Fails (u/s), Giant (u/s), Kiss of the Spider Woman (u/s), Sizzling Summer Cabaret Series. NEW YORK: LaGuardia Arts: Chess in Concert. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: My Fair Lady in Concert, 2011 Kennedy Center Spring Gala, New Year's Eve at The Kennedy Center; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Two Gentlemen of Verona (a rock opera); Olney Theatre: Spring Awakening; Arena Stage: Redhand Guitar (workshop), Skindiver (reading); Keegan Theatre: The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, RENT; Imagination Stage: Dr. Doolittle, Disney's Mulan; Adventure Theatre: Pickle Chiffon Pie (reading), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. EDUCATION: The Catholic University of America; The London Dramatic Academy. www.christophermueller.net.
Erin Driscoll (Ellen) SIGNATURE: Spin, Company, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brother Russia, Hairspray (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Ensemble), [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Witches of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Musical), Urinetown (2006 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Actress). DC AREA: Arena Stage: My Fair Lady; Ford’s Theatre: Our Town, Parade, A Christmas Carol; Olney Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Anything Goes; Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad; Kennedy Center: Regina (w/ Patti LuPone, Alexandra Cover). REGIONAL: Arden Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad, Candide; John W. Engeman Theatre, Long Island: Jekyll and Hyde. EDUCATION: James Madison University, BM. AWARDS: 2006 Roger Sturtevant Award.
Cheryl Daro (Gigi) REGIONAL: Greenway Court Theater: Jewtopia (Rachel Khan); Gateway Playhouse: Miss Saigon (Gigi); STAGES Theatre: The Wild Party (Madelaine True); MTC Theater Company: 24 Hours: a Rock Musical (Ovation nomination); CMTSJ: Peter Pan, Chess, Evita, Big: the Musical. CABARET/ BENEFIT: Hot Night in the City 2011, Session Series, Upright Cabaret. RECORDINGS: Greenwood the Musical, Officer and a Gentleman the Musical; WORKSHOP: Tears of Heaven (Frank Wildhorn), Ed Wood the Monster Musical, Lovelace the Rock Musical. FILM: Jewtopia, Shi, Courier. EDUCATION: Atlantic Theater School, 2009.
Eunice Bae (Ensemble) OFF BROADWAY: Jazz at Lincoln Center: Night of Broadway Stars. REGIONAL: Theatre Under The Stars: Miss Saigon; Diamond Head Theatre: Titanic: The Musical, Funny Girl, 9 to 5: The Musical; Royal Hawaiian Theatre: Legends In Concert Waikiki. EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University, Communication Design / Photography & Film.
James Gardiner (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Company, The Last Five Years, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, I Capture the Castle (21/24 workshop), [title of show], Chess, Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, and various cabarets. BROADWAY: Glory Days (book writer). DC AREA: Ford's Theatre: Liberty Smith, A Christmas Carol (Associate Director); Olney Theatre Center: Little Shop of Horrors (2013 Helen Hayes nomination), You're A Good Man Charlie Brown; Adventure Theatre: Winnie the Pooh; Woolly Mammoth/UM: The Distance From Here; Kennedy Center: The Phantom Tollbooth, The Brand New Kid; Round House Theatre: A Prayer for Owen Meany; Studio Theatre: Dog Sees God. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival; Everyman Theatre. EDUCATION: University of MarylandCollege Park TEACHING: George Mason University, Adjunct Faculty.
Matthew Hirsh (Ensemble) DC AREA: Imagination Stage: Peter Pan and Wendy (u/s); Washington Savoyards: Pirates of Penzance; DC Fringe: Fallbeil. EDUCATION: The Catholic University of America, BM in Music Theatre.
Vincent Kempski (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Spin, Crossing in concert. DC AREA: Olney Theatre: Grease, Joseph...Dreamcoat; Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening (Helen Hayes nomination); Kennedy Center: Latino Inaugural 2013, The Greenwood Tree (reading); Washington Savoyards: The Pirates of Penzance. COLLEGE: CUA: Cabaret, Assassins. EDUCATION: BM, Catholic University. UPCOMING: Signature Theatre: Gypsy.
Kevin Kulp (Ensemble) REGIONAL: Walnut Street Theatre: Miss Saigon, The King and I; The Academy of Music: The Nutcracker; Muhlenberg Theatre: Crazy For You, On the Town, The Pajama Game,Hairspray; The Adrienne Theatre: Little Women. EDUCATION: Florence University of the Arts & Muhlenberg College, Theatre Major, expected graduation May 2014.
Katie Mariko Murray (Ensemble) REGIONAL: Fulton Theatre: Miss Saigon. UNIVERSITY: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), Songs for a New World (Woman 2), Aida (Amneris), Rent, I Love You Because. EDUCATION: Currently pursuing a Musical Theatre BFA at Penn State University.
Ryan Sellers (Ensemble) DC AREA: Synetic Theater: The Taming of the Shrew, The Three Musketeers, King Lear, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Macbeth, Host and Guest, The Master And Margarita, Antony and Cleopatra, Don Quixote, Dante, Romeo and Juliet, Othello; Studio Theatre: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Imagination Stage: Anime Momotaro, P. Nokio, The Wind In The Willows; American Century Theater: Voodoo Macbeth Urban Arias: PhotoOp; Source Theater: A Frontier.
Stephen Gregory Smith (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brother Russia (Prince Felix), Hairspray (Corny Collins, Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Ensemble), The Boy Detective Fails (Billy Argo), Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Ensemble), Into the Woods (Jack), Assassins (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), One Red Flower (Billy), 110 in the Shade (Jimmy, 2004 Helen Hayes Award). DC AREA: DCAC: High Fidelity (Rob); Studio Theatre: Adding Machine: A Musical (SHRDLU), MetroStage: tick, tick…BOOM! (Jon); Ford’s Theatre: Violet, The Civil War, Meet John Doe; Arena Stage: Damn Yankees; Kennedy Center: My Fair Lady in concert, First You Dream, Regina; Wolf Trap: Street Scene (Dick); Olney Theatre: The Secret Garden (Dickon). WRITING: NightoftheLivingDead the musical, Edgar Allan Poe Academy. stephengregory.blogspot.com
Nicholas Yenson (Ensemble) NATIONAL TOUR: Riverdance. NEW YORK: Alligator Summer, Ghostlight, The Music Man. DC AREA: Arena Stage: Red Hot Patriot, The Music Man, You Nero; Firebelly Productions: Of Mice and Men, Sylvia. REGIONAL: McCarter: A Christmas Carol; Hampton Theatre Co.: Picnic; 42nd Street Moon: Lady, Be Good!, Girl Crazy. EDUCATION: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Tamara Young (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Dreamgirls. REGIONAL: MSMT: The Wiz, Dreamgirls; Fulton Theatre: Dreamgirls; SSMT: Aida, Hairspray, Seussical The Musical, Show Boat, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, White Christmas, Oklahoma!. COLLEGE: Crossing, Ragtime, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, The Who’s Tommy. EDUCATION: Shenandoah University, 2012, BFA Music Theatre.
Eric Schaeffer (Director) SIGNATURE: Co-founder and artistic director; Spin, Company, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard,Chess, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, 21/24: The Hollow, Les Misérables, ACE, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Nevermore, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower, Allegro, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gospel According to Fishman, Grand Hotel, The Rhythm Club, Over & Over, The Fix, Working, The Rink, Cabaret, First Lady Suite, Wings, Poor Superman, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, and Sondheim musicals Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George (Arena Stage coproduction), Passion, Into the Woods, Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Follies, and Pacific Overtures. BROADWAY: Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days, Putting It Together. NATIONAL TOURS: Million Dollar Quartet, big, Barbie™ Live in Fairytopia™. OFF-BROADWAY: Sweet Adeline (City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert), Under the Bridge. LONDON: Noel Coward Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Royal Drury Lane & Prince of Wales Theatres: The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Meet John Doe; Kennedy Center: First You Dream, Follies starring Bernadette Peters, Mame starring Christine Baranski, Sondheim Celebration (artistic director), Passion, Sunday in the Park with George. NEW YORK: Avery Fisher Hall: Sondheim Concert. REGIONAL: Goodman: Million Dollar Quartet; Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Mark Taper Forum: Putting It Together (w/ Carol Burnett); Chicago: Elmer Gantry; Los Angeles: Disney’s Snow White. TRAINING: Honorary Doctorate/Humane Letters, BFA -KutztownUniversity; extended studies, Crewe and Alsager College of Visual Arts,Crewe,England. AWARDS: 2002 Washingtonian of the Year, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Direction, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical, 2007 Arts Founder Award.
Karma Camp (Choreographer) SIGNATURE: 40 productions, including Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre co-production); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Hairspray; Sunset Boulevard; Chess. Recipient and 8-time Helen Hayes Award nominee. BROADWAY: Avery Fisher Hall: Broadway Showstoppers w/ NY Philharmonic, The Graduate w/ Kathleen Turner. OFF-BROADWAY: Never the Sinner. NATIONAL TOUR: Ring of Fire, big. Kennedy Center: First You Dream, Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim Celebration), Phantom Tollbooth; 5 concerts for Marvin Hamlisch with the NSO and over 30 plays at the Shakespeare Theatre; Arena Stage, Round House, Studio Theatre. REGIONAL: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, The Prince and Wilma Theatre. OPERA: Goya (w/ Placido Domingo); Washington Opera: Vanessa; Wolf Trap Opera Co.: Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. TV: In Performance At The White House-The Motown Sound, The Sounds of WWII (PBS), All My Children (ABC), over 25 international commercials. FILM: I Wanna Know. OTHER: Disney Entertainment: Aladdin,Villains Tonight, Snow White, Twice Charmed. Ms. Camp is a Signature Theatre Artistic Associate.
Gabriel Mangiante (Music Director) SIGNATURE: Spin, Company; Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre co-production); Shakespeare's R&J (composer); Dreamgirls, Crossing in concert; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Xanadu, Brother Russia; Hairspray; Sweet Tea; The Hollow; The Boy Detective Fails; Side By Side By Sondheim; And The Curtain Rises; Sunset Boulevard; Chess; [title of show]; Dirty Blonde; Partial Eclipse; Giant; numerous cabarets, concerts, and workshops. DC AREA: Studio Theatre: Reefer Madness (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical); This Beautiful City.
Adam Koch (Scenic Design) SIGNATURE: Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre co-production); Dreamgirls; Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Helen Hayes nomination); See What I Wanna See; [title of show]. OFF-BROADWAY: Rooms: A Rock Romance, Loaded, We the People, Freckleface Strawberry, Pinkalicious. REGIONAL: Chicago: Million Dollar Quartet; Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Disney’s Tarzan, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, Call Me Madam; Playhouse on the Square, Memphis: Miss Saigon; Portland Stage: Master Harold, Greater Tuna. Geva Theatre Center, Rochester: A Christmas Carol, Five Course Love, Sweeney Todd. EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University.
Frank Labovitz (Costume Design) SIGNATURE: Company, Dreamgirls (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Costume Design), Dying City. DC AREA: Round House Theatre: I Love to Eat, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Next Fall, Pride and Prejudice; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: You For Me For You, Mr. Burns: a post electric play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Fever/Dream; Studio Theatre, lab series: Dirt; Studio Theatre, 2nd Stage: Astroboy and the God of Comics, Mojo; Theater J: Boged: an Enemy of the People, The Religion Thing; Something You Did, Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears; Imagination Stage: Suessical; Rapunzel; Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells; Callisto 5; No Rules Theatre Company: Stop Kiss; Forum Theatre: Mad Forest.
Chris Lee (Lighting Design) SIGNATURE: Over 20 productions including Dreamgirls, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into The Woods, Assassins, Follies, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, … in the absence of spring … , Side Show, Urinetown, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Xanadu. BROADWAY/WEST END: Fame Becomes Me, Linda Eder Live, Shakespeare’s R&J (Tokyo/London/UK Tour). TOURS: The Pajama Game (National Tour), The Backyardigans (National Tour),Barbie Live In Fairytopia (National Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour). FILM: Camp. OTHER: Peep Show for Planet Hollywood, over 150 Off Broadway and Regional Theatre productions. Disney’s Believe, Wishes, Twice Charmed as well as facility design for the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy all for Walt Disney Creative Entertainment. His studio, Unit #10, conceives lighting for clients such as Coca Cola, Ford, Sony, American Express, and Intel. AWARDS: 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Matt Rowe (Sound Design) SIGNATURE: Company, The Last Five Years, Shakespeare’s R&J, Dreamgirls, Dying City, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Xanadu, God of Carnage, Brother Russia, Really Really, Hairspray (Helen Hayes nomination), A Second Chance, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, And the Curtain Rises, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead., A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, [title of show],Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, Dirty Blonde, Giant, The Little Dog Laughed, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle in concert, The Visit, The Happy Time, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream (Associate Sound Designer), Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!); Nobody’s Perfect.
Anne Nesmith (Wig Designer) SIGNATURE: Xanadu, Brother Russia, Hairspray, Sweeny Todd, Showboat, Ace. REGIONAL: Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Baltimore Opera Company (Resident Wig and Makeup Designer), Opera Boston, Fort Worth Opera, Castleton Music Festival, Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Annapolis Opera, Olney Theatre Center, Todi Festival, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Everyman Theatre, Washington Ballet. OTHER: The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's Cultures in Motion Programs Hepburn Herself, Mrs. Graham Herself, Two Halves of a Circle: Ronald and Nancy Reagan; US Army's tour Spirit of America; makeup artist for The Military Channel's Great Planes. Wig Construction: Scooby Doo Live! tour, 42nd Street (Asian tour), The Greenbird.
Kerry Epstein (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: Company, Shakespeare's R&J, Dreamgirls, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brother Russia, Hairspray, The Hollow, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb, The Hollow (21/24 workshop), See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, ACE, The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Studio, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Assassins, The Sex Habits of American Women, Nevermore, Yemaya’s Belly. SIGNATURE CABARET: Partial Eclipse, December Divas, The Last Garage Hurrah. INTERNATIONAL: Dublin Theater Festival. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: The Snow Queen (New Visions/New Voices), The Trumpet of the Swan, Salute to the Presidential Scholars in the Arts (2010-2012); Arena Stage/Georgetown University: Begotten. REGIONAL: Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. EDUCATION: Dickinson College.