Joanna Ampil

Joanna Ampil originated the role of Jenna Hunterson in the first international production of Waitress the Musical in Manila.

Joanna has starred in many shows on the West End, as well as being invited by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to perform the role of Kim in the Australian premiere in Sydney of Miss Saigon. Her breakthrough role as Candida in the 2017 film adaptation of Ang Larawan the Musical won her the Best Actress Award at the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival. She has also toured the UK with concert productions including The Sound of Musicals and West End Women.

Jenna was Joanna’s first role back in Manila after playing Grizabella in the international tour of Cats.

Selected Previous Credits

West End

  • Miss Saigon
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Avenue Q
  • Les Misérables


  • Cats, Tour
  • Miss Saigon, Tour


  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • The Sound of Music
  • West Side Story
NameJoanna Ampil
Born1 June 1975
FromManila, Philippines
RoleJenna Hunterson Manila