The last time MiG Ayesa was in Johannesburg was ten years ago for rehearsals as ‘Galileo’ in the first world tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU.
MiG Ayesa started his professional career in Australia, playing ‘Ritchie Valens’ in BUDDY. He was then chosen to join the London cast including a ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
MiG’s other West End credits include ‘Galileo’ in WE WILL ROCK YOU, ‘Angel’ in RENT, Michael Jackson’s THRILLER LIVE and in the concert event SEASONS OF LARSON.
His Broadway credits include BURN THE FLOOR and as ‘Stacee Jaxx’ in ROCK OF AGES, which he also played on the 1st US National Tour and in the Philippines. Back in Australia, he played ‘Danny Zuko’ in GREASE, ‘Dandini’ in CINDERELLA, ‘Aladdin’ in ALADDIN, ‘Tony’ in WEST SIDE STORY, toured Australia and Asia with THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, toured the UK and Australia with THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: ROCK AND SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR, ‘Angel’ in RENT, and ‘Joe Vegas’ in the Australasian Tour of FAME. In 2013, he reprised the role of ‘Galileo’ for the 10th Anniversary World Arena Tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU.
On the high seas MiG has joined THE TENORS OF ROCK and ROCK RHAPSODY as well as headlining his own one man show. In the Philippines he most recently starred with Lea Salonga and Tanya Manalang for the major concert event CURTAINS UP, as well as his own concert celebrating Shangri-la’s 25th Anniversary.
MiG starred as ‘Joe King’ in the AFI Award winning TV series THE FERALS. His other TV credits include FIL IT UP, MISSION: TOP SECRET, HITS AND MEMORIES, THE MIDDAY SHOW, IMT, CAROLS IN THE DOMAIN, IT’S ABOUT TIME, CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, VIDIOT, GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA and HEY HEY IT’S SATURDAY as well as various commercials including a global campaign for RAY BAN. MiG’s film credits include playing a Brooklyn Vampire in QUEEN OF THE DAMNED and a latex-covered serial killer in SUBTERANO.
MiG finished third in the global hit TV show ROCKSTAR:INXS, and released his self-titled debut album, ‘MiG’, through Decca/Universal. He was an original cast member of HANDEL’S MESSIAH ROCKS: A JOYFUL NOISE and appears on the soundtrack through Sony. His latest album, MORE THAN EVER was released late 2011. MiG has also penned theme songs for various TV shows including FIL IT UP, and IT’S ABOUT TIME as well as writing the theme song for FWD LIFE INSURANCE’s campaign, FILL MY CUP as well as his own fund raising awareness campaign for the victims of Philippine floods with UNITED AS ONE.
MiG Ayesa is thrilled to return to South Africa, performing in Johannesburg for the first time, and hopes it is just the beginning of a series of returns!