Martín Solá is a actor, singer, and teacher living in New York City. His passion for those disciplines has led him to balance his career in those three areas for more than 25 years.
The Orphan of Zhao
Martín has recently returned from China where he played the roles of General Han Jue and retired Deputy Official Gongsun Chu-Jiu, in The Orphan of Zhao at the Beijing Music Festival.
Playwright: Ji Jun Xiang
Director: Chen Shi-Zheng
Script Adaptation: David Greenspan
Music and Lyrics: Stephin Merritt
On October 14, 2018 Chen's music theater The Orphan of Zhao, which premiered in 2003 at New York's Lincoln Center, finally received its first performance in Asia. Reimagining the beauty of Chinese classical drama through heavy Western aesthetics, this work evokes the essence of oriental aesthetics through minimalism, symbolism, and Western actors impersonating Chinese characters in English. Envisioning the two works as a double bill, BMF hopes to expand the exploration of "Chineseness", breaking through the barriers between the East and West, to discover new possibilities latent in traditional Chinese theatrical works, and to introduce Chinese audiences to works by outstanding Chinese artists from overseas.
Martín recently completed a run of Oklahoma at The Ogunquit Playhouse, portraying the philandering peddler Ali Hakim .
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Bursts Onto the Ogunquit Playhouse Stage Just in Time to Celebrate its 75th Anniversary!
Ogunquit, ME — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s great American classic Oklahoma! bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 13 to July 7. The Playhouse is thrilled to create an exciting new production of this beloved classic as part of its 75th Anniversary since first opening on Broadway. This groundbreaking musical was Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, and in many ways their most innovative, having set standards for musical theatre that are still being followed today. The lively musical features the timeless classics, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin',” “The Surrey with the Fringe On Top,” “I Cain't Say No,” “People Will Say We're in Love” and of course the triumphant “Oklahoma!”
“Now, with Oklahoma! celebrating its 75th Anniversary, it seemed the perfect time to bring this beloved classic to our stage. The Ogunquit Playhouse production will feature the original designs from Cameron Mackintosh’s London and Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, and Susan Stroman’s choreography, which will be tailored for our production by Susan Stroman’s Associate Ginger Thatcher. Our show will be helmed by Fred Hanson, who together with an outstanding cast will create a fresh, lively and exuberant Oklahoma!,” stated Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney.