How a Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Singer-Dancer Originally from Mexico Made the Leap to Broadway

angel sigala
Image via The Times Herald.
Angel Sigala.

Local performer Angel Sigala is about to debut on Broadway, as Linda Finarelli explained in The Times Herald.

Sigala and his family moved to New York from Mexico City in 2010, then came to Norristown.

There, Sigala wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as a dancer.

Without resources for dance school, however, Sigala relied on talent alone to start a dance troupe at St. Patrick’s parish, his place of worship. And a spot in the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School choir developed his voice.

At Temple University Sigala earned a theater-film-arts degree and with it, plied the area theater company circuit to sharpen his acting.

Word of a Broadway audition for a stage production of Martin Scorsese’s film New York, New York reached him via a mentor who said, “I think they’re looking for someone like you.”

Sigala’s role is as a percussionist, a character who leverages the rhythmic expertise he sharpened from his dad and the vocal chops he developed concurrently.

“I’m meeting a lot of people, like Lin-Manual Miranda … .” Sigara said, noting the importance of connections like that one to further his career.

“I got my one foot in the door and hope to propel from here,” he concluded.

Additional detail on Angel Sigala and his Apr. 26 Broadway debut is at The Times Herald.


Broadway trailer for New York, New York.

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