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Exclusive: New cast members announced for Miss Saigon

Chris Peluso, Siobhan Dillon and Natalie Mendoza are all joining the multi-WhatsOnStage Award-winning production

New principal cast members will join WhatsOnStage Award-winning Miss Saigon from 11 May 2015.

Broadway's Chris Peluso (Beautiful, Assassins, Wicked) will make his West End debut as Chris, with Siobhan Dillon (Ghost, Legally Blonde, Cabaret) as Ellen and Natalie Mendoza (Here Lies Love, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Hotel Babylon) as Gigi.

Sangwoong Jo, whose credits in his native Korea include Love Letter and Wicked, will play Thuy.

WhatsOnStage Award-winning Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada will continue in their roles of The Engineer and Kim respectively, with Hugh Maynard also continuing as John. At certain performances, Tanya Manalang will play Kim and Christian Rey Marbella will play The Engineer.

The rest of the cast from 11 May will be: Michael Carolan; Richard Carson; Natalie Chua; Callum Evans; Maria Graciano; Nathan Graham; Simon Hardwick; Kurt Kansley; Sooha Kim; Kittiphun Kittipakapom; Aaron Lee Lambert; David Kar-Hing Lee; Mitch Leow; Ela Lisondra; Michael Macalintal; Liam Marcellino; Kanako Nakano; Thao Therese Nguyen; Saori Oda; Claire Parrish; Kiel Payton; Ethan Le Phong; Katherine Picar; Romeo Salazar; Ariel Reonal; Jon Reynolds; Marsha Songcome; Eloisa Amalia Tan; Gavin Tsang; Thao Vilayvong; Amadeus Williams; Gerald Zarcilla and Yuval Zoref.

Miss Saigon won nine WhatsOnStage Awards this year, including Best Actor and Actress in a Musical, Best Musical Revival and Best West End Show.

Boublil and Schonberg's musical transplants the Madame Butterfly story to war-torn Vietnam. Cultures and aspirations clash when a local prostitute meets her GI Joe during the fall of Saigon in 1975.

It is currently booking until 19 December 2015.