Filipino Australian singer, actor, musical theatre performer and TV presenter. He died in Sydney, Australia, on 5 December 2011.
(24 March 1974 – 5 December 2011)
Early lifeBorn in Manila, his family migrated to Sydney, Australia when he was thirteen. He spent his early adult years in Sydney, where his family still resides, while he constantly moved to Singapore and Manila for work. Rosales finished a BS Mathematics degree from the University of Western Sydney and worked as a banker before entering show business. His childhood idols included James Ingram, Mariah Carey, Anthony Warlow and Martin Nievera.
CareerRosales started his professional career by joining the cast of the original Australian production of Miss Saigon in 1996 as part of the ensemble. A major turning point for a banker with a BS Mathematics degree.]
He has held live concerts in the USA, Australia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand.
In the movie scene he was seen in the MMFF Best Movie for 2005, Blue Moon, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
Current workFrom 2007 to 2008 Rosales was in Australia, performing in the revived production of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's musical Miss Saigon, in which he portrays Thuy, alongside Laurie Cadevida. For this role, he was nominated for the 2007 Helpmann Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. During the latter part of the tour, Rosales also understudied and played the role of the Engineer, again earning him rave reviews. After completing the 14-month Miss Saigon tour that wowed audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, RJ went back to Singapore to stage his comeback solo concert at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay dubbed as A Musical Journey with RJ Rosales on 29 August 2008.
DeathRosales died in Sydney on 5 December 2011. The cause of death was not immediately clear.
- Style Doctors (2004)
- ASAP (2001–2004)
- Attagirl (2001–2002)
- Da Pilya n Da Pilot (2001–2002)
- Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka (2002)
- Miss Earth (2002)
- Your Honor (2001–2002)
- Spin (2000–2001)
- ABCs of Health (2000–2001)
- The Making of Miss Saigon (2001)
- Blue Moon (2006)
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