Jon Jon Briones is well known to London audiences after his Olivier nominated portrayal of The Engineer in the revival of Miss Saigon, which wowed audiences at the Prince Edward Theatre for nearly two years. Since the show closed in February, the popular actor has returned to his home in Los Angeles and will reprise the role when he makes his Broadway debut in March 2017.
Jon Jon took up the challenge of answering our Sugar Rush Quiz.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a film audition. You know, actor’s life…thing. Also, prepping for my very first master class(A little nervous).
What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?
I believe that the one thing that has helped me become successful is my family(wife, daughter, and son). Without them, going forward would have been hard when times were rough. They kept me focused, believed in me and kept me sane. They make me happy which is so important.
What is your favourite Book?
I just recently finished reading an amazing book When Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe. I highly recommend it to everyone. It’s a work of fiction about a family during the last days of World War II in the Philippines. How they dealt with hardships by telling each other folktales. A story of love, survival and family and a little bit of the supernatural.
What are you currently watching on TV?
I am currently watching the new TV show Lethal Weapon. My son just finished filming an episode for them and he got along well with one of the stars, Clayne Crawford. They were like peas in a pod.
Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?
For a night out? Restaurant date with my wife anytime!
What’s your favourite sweet?
I don’t really like sweets. I’m more of a savory kind of guy. But I like Soothers while doing a show. Lubricates the throat like nobody’s business.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
I wanted to be a soldier when I was a child.
What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?
I almost burned my sister’s room…at least, I thought that was me. I was 6…maybe.
What is your proudest achievement to date?
Raising my two kids with my beautiful wife, Megan. So far, so good.
Broadway, baby!!! Unless a movie or a couple of TV shows lands on my lap 😉