BA(Hons) Musical Theatre, Class of 2012
Within two years of graduating from LASALLE, Mina Kaye wowed Singaporean audiences with her star turn as LV in Pangdemonium’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice to win Best Actress at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2015. The Musical Theatre alumna’s versatility was on full display in the musical, where she impersonated eight iconic divas from Edith Piaf to Teresa Teng.
Mina is an award-winning actress, currently based in Boston. After an extensive career in Singapore as a musical theatre performer, as well as performing internationally, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and London, Mina was offered a scholarship to be a candidate for the elite Boston Conservatory’s MFA in Musical Theatre programme. During that time, she starred in Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party as the leading role of Queenie, directed by Neil Donohoe. She was also part of the ensemble of an original new musical, Coolsville, directed by Doug Lockwood, which earned a nomination for Best Ensemble at the 2015 ArtsImpulse Theatre Award.
Graduating in 2012 with a BA (Hons) Musical Theatre from LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, Mina Kaye has worked non-stop post graduation, performing in over 16 professional productions in the Singapore theatre scene.
In 2011, Mina clinched the role of Rapunzel in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods by Dream Academy Productions during her second year at LASALLE, and made her professional stage debut at the Esplanade Theatre. Her first post-graduation production was yet another Sondheim musical, Company, also by Dream Academy Productions. Her powerful vocals and saucy portrayal of Marta in Company earned her great reviews. Mina was also praised for her performance in Pasek and Paul’s Edges by Sight Lines Productions as well as Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World by Theatre Lab Productions respectively; both productions premiered in Singapore in early 2013.
In addition, Mina has been very privileged to work alongside award-winning composer and lyricist from the West End, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe on the premiere of Goldilocks and the Three Bears produced by The Singapore Repertory Theatre. She has also been privileged with the invitation to perform alongside accomplished Broadway performers, Brad Little and Shoshana Bean in The Phantom Unmasked Concert at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre.
With two Sondheim musicals already under her belt, Mina added a second Jason Robert Brown musical to her resume with The Last Five Years in early 2014, which garnered commendable reviews from critics for her performance as Cathy.