Mikoy Morales of Protege fame is now a concert producer

by Ruel J. Mendoza
Jun 6, 2015
Mikoy Morales on his new calling as concert producer: “It has always been my dream to see all the people who influenced me and those who are dear to me work together.”

Pinasok na ng GMA-7 actor-singer at runner-up ng Protégé: The Battle For The Next Artista Break na si Mikoy Morales ang pagpo-produce ng concerts at live shows.

Isa ang aktor sa co-producer ng magiging concert ng comedian at music composer na si Vincent de Jesus titled Mood Swings: The Music of "Maestra" Vincent de Jesus na magaganap sa Teatrino on June 27 and July 4.

First time na sasabak si Mikoy sa pag-produce ng concert kaya nakatutok siya rito nang husto.

“This is the first concert that I'm co-producing under SPARC Productions.

“We are honored and grateful that Sir Vince agreed to work on this project.

“As one of the most renowned composers in the industry, his songs from musicals, film, TV, and his album will be staged in concert for the first time including music from Zsa Zsa Zaturnah Ze Musical, Himala, and the recent Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady, and more,” pahayag ni Mikoy nang makapanayam namin siya via private messaging on Facebook last June 2.

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Mga special guests ni Vince sa naturang concert sina Ricci Chan, Nar Cabico, K.L. Dizon, and Sandino Martin.

Kasama rin sina May Bayot, Jett Pangan, Markki Stroem, Eula Valdes, Noel Cabangon, at Aiza Seguerra.

Naengganyo si Mikoy na subukan ang concert producing ng kanyang kaibigan noong panahon na nasa Kundirana pa siya.

Ang Kundirana ay ang famous boys choir ng De La Salle Greenhills kunsaan naging miyembro rina Ogie Alcasid, Dingdong Avanzado, at Randy Santiago.

“SPARC Productions was founded by my good friend and Senor Dino Alvarez, who's also been teaching me since my Kundirana days.

“The company is his brainchild and it's technically a materialisation of our experiences and ideas as performers and production.

“I joined him because I saw his vision and related to his passion—making great ideas come to life,” saad pa niya.

Hindi naman daw nape-pressure si Mikoy sa pinasok niyang pag-produce ng concert.

Sa edad niya ngayong 21, gusto na niyang ma-experience ang maraming puwedeng maging trabaho sa showbiz bukod sa pag-arte at pag-perform.

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“For me, hindi naman sa age yun, kundi sa experience.

“I'm not saying that madami na ako nun, but I am determined to make things happen.

“I am young and still learning. Life is one big process,” diin pa niya.

Marami na siyang natututunan sa pagiging isang producer—technically and financially.

Kumpara naman daw kapag artista ka lang, walang ibang iintindihin kundi ang iyong image at ang performance mo sa TV o pelikula.

“As part of the production team, it's not your persona that is seen by the people, but your work and your work alone.

“You oversee the details and totality of the project objectively.

“'Pag artist ka kasi, you focus on your craft, hindi sa ticket sales, budget or other technicalities.

“For now, focused kami sa concerts and events.

“We have big hopes for SPARC, and it's our venue for experimentation.”

Sa tanong kung sino ang gusto niyang ipag-produce ng concert balang-araw, wala pang ma-single out si Mikoy.

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“Madami sila, e!” tawa pa niya.

“It has always been my dream to see all the people who influenced me and those who are dear to me work together.”


SUPERHERO MUSICAL. Sa kanyang trabaho naman bilang aktor, nakasama si Mikoy sa superhero musical na Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady.

Ito ang first time niyang makasama sa isang malaking stage musical at marami siyang natutunan sa kanyang mga co-stars.

“I did two musicals in UST before, but yes, it's my first time to experience Philippine theatre.

“Nanibago ako dahil sa method ng acting na gingamit ko and it took me time to adjust, but it's also one of the best parts of the learning process. Ang sarap lang.

“I play the role of Henyotic, one of the Kayumanggilas.

“This is my first professional experience as a theatre actor and lagi kong sinasabi na kung hindi ganito ang lahat ng theatre productions, ang swerte ko.

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“It’s the best working environment I've been in.

“Ang gagaling nilang lahat. I mean, you learn from everyone, even by just watching them.

“Ang galing nila Menchu Launchengco dito tapos may Bituin Escalante pa, grabe!

“We hang out every time. We have a very clingy cast and talk about our performances.

“You grow each day you're with them. The bond we have is different and it's real, and it shows.

“Sa TV kasi may cameras, may cure, may take two and may editing pa.

“But in theatre, wala. It's done live and there's an audience. And that's the best part about it—the response,” pagmamalaki pa ni Mikoy.


ON THEA TOLENTINO. Tinanong din namin si Mikoy kung kumusta na ang nababalitang panliligaw niya sa Kapuso actress na si Thea Tolentino?

“Thea and I are still the best of friends.

“Kahit madami nang nagyayari, we still manage to just go with the flow and let things be.

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“There's no need to label anything.”

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