International stage actor and Pinoy Pride bearer Gerald Santos headlined one of the biggest concerts in Vienna – GERALD SANTOS, LIVE IN VIENNA – A CONCERT FOR A CAUSE. The concert was held on May 14, 2022, at the VHS PAHO Center, 1110 Vienna.
GERALD SANTOS, LIVE IN VIENNA showcased the talent of Santos in musical numbers ranging from OPM ballads to Broadway songs.
Santos is a former champion of “Pinoy Pop Superstar” Season 2 of GMA 7. He played Thuy in the Miss Saigon UK/International Tour 2017–19 by Cameron Mackintosh.
Filipino local talents in Austria: Mrs. Kathy Aquino, Mr. Mark Agpas, Michael Florendo, and Miss Isabel Garcia joined Gerald Santos in this once-in-a-lifetime concert.
The concert is for the benefit of the needy people in the Philippines under the sponsorship of the Verein für Hilfe von Katastrophenopfer auf den Philippinen, headed by Ms. Marion Garcia.
Rommel Ramilo, manager of Gerald Santos, directed the show.
Gerald is known in the Philippines as the “The Prince of Ballad.” He started his singing career at seven years old. With his parents’ full support, he joined and won in various amateur singing competitions.
Sharing his powerful yet soulful voice with a larger audience, he decided to join a singing competition on television and eventually became its youngest grand champion. This achievement jumpstarted his professional singing career.
He debuted with a studio album called A Day on the Rainbow back in November 2006. In 2010 Santos bestowed the Male Pop Artist of the Year award from the 3rd PMPC Star Awards. In 2012, his album, Gerald Santos The Prince of Ballad, won the Revival Album of the Year award from the 5th Star Awards for Music; he also received three other nominations from the same award-giving body in 2013, including Male Recording Artist of the Year, Male Concert Performer of the Year, and Male Pop Artist of the Year. In 2015, the Gerald Santos Kahit Anong Mangyari album was released, earning him a nomination at the 7th Star Awards for Music as Male Pop Artist of the Year.
Gerald also established a career in the theater scene, with stints like being the lead actor for “Sino Ka Ba, Jose Rizal?” where he also got nominated for Best Actor in the Aliw Awards, followed by a role in “San Pedro Calungsod The Musical.“
- hector pascua (with reports from metro.style)/picture: hp
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