Seong Hui Xuan is an award-winning actor, singer, dancer and choreographer, specializing in the musical theatre genre. She has been featured in publications such as the Business Times, Time Out Magazine, Esquire and The New York Times, and was named as one of Straits Times’ 30 rising stars under 30 in 2015.
With decades of training in ballet and jazz, Hui Xuan also holds a BA (First-class Hons.) in Musical Theatre and has been performing professionally since 2006 after landing her first big musical at the age of 19. She was nominated for a Life Theatre Award for her role as Izzy in Rabbit Hole, and won for her role as April in Company, and for Best Ensemble for Urinetown. She has worked with all of Singapore’s top theatre companies including The Theatre Practice, Wild Rice, Dream Academy, Pangdemonium, Theatreworks, Checkpoint Theatre, and Singapore Repertory Theatre.
She has worked extensively both in her native Singapore and internationally, having been invited to perform, choreograph and teach in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea. She is a participant member of the Closed Community of Artists under The Paperboats Collective (Australia). Her work has also been seen internationally in festivals like the Commonwealth Games Festival (2018), Pesta Boneka (2022), Georgetown Festival (2014), and the Shanghai International Musical Festival (2019). She currently choreographs and teaches at Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore) and for Sightlines Entertainment’s Steps to Broadway programme.
Hui Xuan’s professional musical theatre performance credits include: Urinetown, Rent, Spring Awakening, and The Full Monty (Pangdemonium); Company, Great World Cabaret, and Into the Woods (Dream Academy); The Amazing Celestial Race (2022), The Emperor’s New Clothes and La Cage aux Folles (2012) (Wild Rice); Tropicana the Musical (Spare Room Productions); Songs for a New World (Theatre Lab Productions). Other professional theatre credits include: Café (Wild Rice); Rabbit Hole, Gruesome Playground Injuries (Pangdemonium); Twelfth Night, Rising Son (SRT); 2 Houses (GTF); and The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco (Checkpoint).
Her choreography credits include: The Amazing Celestial Race (2021 & 2022) (Wild Rice); Liao Zhai Rocks (2019) and Lao Jiu: The Musical (2017) (The Theatre Practice); Chicken Little (SRT); Forever Young (Sing’theatre); associate choreographer: Forbidden City (2017), The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Little Red Riding Hood (SRT); assistant choreographer: Rent (Pangdemonium) and The LKY Musical (Metropolitan).
For more info, you may download Hui Xuan’s CV here.
You can also find her on Instagram @huishspace.