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Filipino Theater Actor Nacho Tambunting Nabs a Role On International TV Show 'Rise'

The actor, singer, and dancer has pursued a career in theater since he was 10 years old.
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An upcoming musical drama from NBC, titled Rise, is set to air on Tuesday, March 13. The inspiring drama comes from the producers of Parenthood and Hamilton, Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller.

Based on a true story, Rise is an adaptation of novel Drama High which centers on Pennsylvania high school Harry S. Truman’s famed theater program. The series follows dedicated teacher Lou Mazzuchelli as he “sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department.” The pilot was ordered to series in May 2017, with 10 episodes announced for the first season.

The cast includes How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Rosie Perez, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey W. Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett, and Shirley Rumierk. Filipino theater actor Ignacio “Nacho” Tambunting plays one of the theater students, Francis Russo. Tambunting was cast in the recurring role back on September 9.

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He is an actor, singer, dancer, and artist who has appeared in over a dozen stage productions in both the Philippines and the United States. He started a career in professional theater at the age of 10 through Repertory Philippines’ The Sound of Music. From there, Tambunting starred in Children’s Letters to God, Seussical, A Christmas Carol, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, and Camp Rock. Tambunting is currently a senior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

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Watch Nacho Tambunting perform "Oh The Things You Can Think!" from Seussical: The Musical:

Rise premieres on Tuesday, March 13 at 10/9c on NBC.

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