Inside the CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS Concert with Billy Bustamante, Lady Celestina, Troy Iwata, Lianah Sta. Ana, Carol Angeli and More at The Green Room 42 

On Sunday night, Iris Productions and Broadway Barkada presented the CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS concert at The Green Room 42 in New York.

CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS: Jenna Lea Scott, Jim Diego, Brian Jose, Christae Chandini Evanson, EJ Zimmerman, Laura Dadap Gilmartin, Michelle Cabinian, Napat Mingkwanyuen, Lady Celestina, Billy Bustamante, Lianah Sta Ana, Carol Angeli with her son, London, Rose Van Dyne, Steven Tran, Michi Egger. Photo by Lia Chang

The concert is the latest exciting chapter of the YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK series which began earlier last year in celebration of the rich cultural diversity of New York City.

Iris Productions’ Michael Hicks, Director of Outreach Olivia Griffin, Director of Production Blake Zolfo with Broadway Barkada’s co-founders Billy Bustamante and Brian Jose. Photo by Lia Chang

BROADWAY BARKADA, co-founded by Liz Casasola, Billy Bustamante, and Brian Jose in the fall of 2009, is an organization dedicated to bringing more Filipino artists to the forefront of performance and visibility. They are a  collective of professional artists whose mission is to provide a community for the Filipino artist, that CULTIVATES their talents, EDUCATES their  audiences, and ELEVATES their  global impact. www.broadwaybarkada.com

Broadway Barkada co-founder Billy Bustamante hosted the CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS concert. Photo by Lia Chang

The evening was hosted by Broadway Barkada co-founder Billy Bustamante, who also performed with Barkada co-founder Brian Jose and members Carol Angeli, Michelle Cabinian and Jim Diego.

Steven Tran, Jim Diego, Michelle Cabinian, Billy Bustamante, Iris Production’s Director of Outreach Olivia Griffin, Carol Angeli, Brian Jose. Photo by Lia Chang

Also on the bill – Be More Chill‘s Troy Iwata, New Jersey Drag Queen Lady Celestina, Napat Mingkwanyuen, Jenna Lea Scott, Rose Van Dyne and Christae Chandini Evanson, Lianah Sta Ana, EJ Zimmerman and comedienne Jes Tom. Scroll down for coverage of the night.

Check out the artists and the evening’s set list below: 

Napat Mingkwanyuen – “Do You Remember” by Pasek & Paul

Napat Mingkwanyuen. Photo by Lia Chang

Lady Celestina- “No Way” from the musical Six

Lady Celestina. Photo by Lia Chang
Lady Celestina. Photo by Lia Chang
Lady Celestina. Photo by Lia Chang

Jenna Lea Scott- “Times Like This” from Lucky Stiff

Jenna Lea Scott. Photo by Lia Chang

Rose Van Dyne/Christae Chandini Evanson “Dark I Know Well” from Spring Awakening

Rose Van Dyne and Christae Chandini Evanson. Photo by Lia Chang

Lianah Sta. Ana- “Satisfied” from Hamilton

Jes Tom- Stand Up Comedy Set

Comedienne Jes Tom. Photo by Lia Chang

Troy Iwata- “Better Version Of You”

Troy Iwata. Photo by Lia Chang

Billy Bustamante- “Your Texas” from Giant

Billy Bustamante. Photo by Lia Chang
Steven Tran, Michi Eggers, Billy Bustamante, Laura Dadap Gilmartin and Shinya Miyamoto. Photo by Lia Chang

EJ Zimmerman- “Bird Set Free” by Sia

EJ Zimmerman. Photo by Lia Chang

Broadway Barkada members Billy Bustamante, Jim Diego, Carol Angeli, Brian Jose, Michelle Cabinian – “Wait ‘Til You See What’s Next” by Jason Robert Brown

Jim Diego, Michelle Cabinian, Billy Bustamante, Carol Angeli and Brian Jose. Photo by Lia Chang

Ted Arthur served as Music Director with Steven Tran on Piano, Laura Dadap Gilmartin on Bass, Shinya Miyamoto on Drums and Michi Egger on Guitar.

Shinya Miyamoto, Laura Dadap Gilmartin, Steven Tran, Music Director Ted Arthur, Michi Egger. Photo by Lia Chang
Marc delaCruz, Lianah Sta Ana, Brian Jose and Billy Bustamante. Photo by Lia Chang
Billy Bustamante and Troy Iwata. Photo by Lia Chang
Jim Diego, Marc delaCruz, Lianah Sta. Ana, Brian Jose, Billy Bustamante, Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Carol Angeli, Brian Jose, Jim Diego, Sacha Iskra and Michelle Cabinian. Photo by Lia Chang
HAMILTON’s Marc delaCruz and Lianah Sta Ana. Photo by Lia Chang
Troy Iwata and Lady Celestina. Photo by Lia Chang
Brian Jose, Billy Bustamante, Lia Chang, Napat Mingkwanyuen. Photo by Garth Kravits
Carol Angeli and EJ Zimmerman. Photo by Lia Chang
Shinya Miyamoto, Michi Egger, Laura D, adap Gilmartin, Steven Tran, Jenna Lea Scott, Napat Mingkwanyuen, EJ Zimmerman, Jim Diego, Lianah Sta Ana, Carol Angeli with her son, London, Michelle Cabinian, Brian Jose, Billy Bustamante, Rose Van Dyne, Christae Chandini Evanson, Lady Celestina. Photo by Lia Chang
Front Row: Brian Jose, Lianah Sta Ana, Carol Angeli with her son, London, Jenna Lea Scott, Michi Egger, Steven Tran, Lady Celestina, Billy Bustamante, Laura Dadap Gilmartin, Michelle Cabinian, EJ Zimmerman, Shinya Miyamoto.
Back Row: Christae Chandini Evanson, Jim Diego, Rose Van Dyne, Napat Mingkwanyuen. Photo by Lia Chang
Daniel Dunlow at The Green Room 42. Photo by Lia Chang

Iris Productions is a community of working artists who prioritize diversity and inclusivity in the projects they create and commercially produce. A company dedicated to exploring where arts and media intersect and interact. Monthly Programming: “Incubate” – a community of artist/producers who come together bi-monthly to advance their passion projects, learn real-world producing skills, and connect with top-tier professionals in our field. “Interactive” – a free, casual networking event to introduce new creatives to the New York Theatre Market. www.iris.productions @IrisProdNYC

BroadwayWorld: Photo Flash: Inside The CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS Concert With Billy Bustamante, Lady Celestina, Troy Iwata And More

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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