On the Couch with Seann Miley Moore

Miss-Saigon-Seann-Miley-Moore-photo-by-Daniel-BoudWho is Seann Miley Moore?
I guess when I am most happiest and 100% me is when I’m in my Sarong and swimmers. This year in Bali – secluded by the beach with family. Breakfast was fried fish which my mama got from the fisherman that morning – yummy rice and tempeh and spicy sambal – relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. The setting was calm and made me think this is ALL I NEED. Anywhere with sea and sand. I remember that sunset I grabbed the paddle board and went across the beach. Just me alone and of course started to sing. That’s me. I am a mermaid.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Nothing different. As my Idol Miss Jay Alexander said to me in New York City “Hey weren’t you that guy who got that standing ovation in front of Simon Cowell – CHILD! THAT VOICE- what goes around comes around -the world wasn’t ready then – they ready now – they just catching up to you!..”

Who inspires you and why?
My Filipino Titas – Fierce unapologetic and my gawd they know how to make a damn good Garlic Fried Rice.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’m doing it. Serving Big Slayzian Queer Excellence. In Miss Saigon the show I’m starring in at Her Majesty’s Theatre – first time this character, The Engineer, is played Queer – making waves or how I’d like to say The Engin-Queer – Cam Mac said “Seann is doing it like no other – What a revelation…” Bringing all my Queer community energy to the stage.

Favourite holiday destination and why? 
Anywhere with the sand and sea – Siri play Miley Cyrus “Island” from Endless Summer Vacation.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why? 
My text would say “Hey Dolls – so pack swimmers, goggles, runners and snacks/water and maybe an on the go cocktail” – I would take them on a fabulous Kayaking day trip to Shark Island in Sydney. Ocean Adventure is always the best option. Sunset drinks and swim looking over beautiful Sydney Harbour.

What are you currently reading?
Not reading but doing Duo Lingo Philippines. She needs to learn sis.

What are you currently listening to?
Spotify is serving Chilled Trance Mix – Rufus Du Sol Radio vibes – and also Paint The Town Red –  Doja Cat.

Happiness is? 
A moment I had with my family watching my sister get married. Friends. Family. Cousins. So proud of my sis. Love you, Tanya!

What does the future hold for you?
In Miss Saigon, I sing the iconic show stopping number THE AMERICAN DREAM – Glamour, Feathers, Sequins, and Vocals for days! It is classic showbiz – I guess that is the dream, I would love to hit America – So Cameron Mackintosh bring her over! I can’t wait to sing New York New York in a sequin red gown and sing CAMP songs from the American Song book. How fabulous right?

Seann stars as The Engineer in Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil & Schonberg’s Miss Saigon – currently playing at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre (opening night – Friday 3 November) until 16 December 2023, before playing the Adelaide Festival Centre from 2 January 2024. For more information, visit: www.miss-saigon.com.au for details.

Image: Seann Miley Moore – photo by Daniel Boud