Nyoy Volante

Niño del Mar C. Volante[1](born January 25, 1978), better known as Nyoy Volante, is a Filipino acoustic pop singer-songwriter and actor. He was initially dubbed “The Prince of Acoustic Pop,” but soon merited the upgrade to “The King of Philippine Acoustic Pop".[2] He was a Tawag Ng Tanghalan Kids hurado, and is currently one of the Tawag Ng Tanghalan hurados.

Early life and educationEdit

Volante was born on January 25, 1978 to parents Oliver Volante and Evangeline C. Volante. He had a sister nicknamed Nyay.[3]

He obtained his technical theater degree from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. After graduation, he worked with prominent performance groups like Gantimpala Theater and Filipino theater actress Monique Wilson’s New Voice Company. He worked in lights, sound and production design, occasionally stumbling upon small directorial gigs.[4]

CareerEdit

Volante started his career at the early 2000s. His famous songs are Nasaan Ka Na, Wansapanataym and Someday.[5]

In 2015, he made his acting debut on ABS-CBN on the TV series Ningning.[6]

He played Lola, the title character in Atlantis Productions Kinky Boots in 2018 and 2019 in Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, Makati City. [7]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • ASAP Natin 'To (ABS-CBN 2)
  • It's Showtime (ABS-CBN 2) - as judge of Tawag Ng Tanghalan segment
  • Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids (ABS-CBN 2)
  • Gandang Gabi, Vice! (ABS-CBN 2) - guest performer
  • Ningning (ABS-CBN 2) - his 1st acting role
  • Your Face Sounds Familiar PH (ABS-CBN 2),
  • Protege (GMA 7)
  • P.O.5 (The 5 Network) - guest performer
  • StarStruck (GMA 7)
  • Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN 2) - guest judge & teacher
  • Pinoy Big Brother (ABS-CBN 2) - guest celebrity housemate
  • Your Moment (ABS-CBN 2) - celebrity mentor
  • Wowowee (ABS-CBN 2) - guest performer
  • Maynila (GMA 7) - guest performer
  • Eat Bulaga (GMA 7) - guest performer
  • SOP (GMA 7) - guest performer
  • Magandang Tanghali Bayan (ABS-CBN 2) - guest performer

MoviesEdit

  • Damaso (Regis Films & Reality Entertainment, 2019)
  • D Kilabot Pogi Brothers Weh?! (APT Entertainment & M Zet Productions, 2012) - Special Participation
  • Teach Me To Love (CMB Films, 2008)

Personal lifeEdit

Volante had a relationship with fellow Filipino singer Nina but their relationship ended in 2007. In 2009, she sued Volante's parents allegedly with estafa case after they failed to settle their 1.4-million peso debt.[8]

On February 24, 2016, he got married with Filipino theater actress Mikkie Bradshaw at the Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines.[9] He is a stepfather to his wife's daughter Sofie.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nyoy Volante on Instagram: "Back to school.. Sort of.. :)"". Instagram.
  2. ^ "BusinessWorld - Keeping the faith". Bworldonline.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Hurado Nyoy, binati ang kapatid na si 'Nyay'". Entertainment.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ Katigbak, Fran. "How Nyoy Volante became Frankie Valli". Lifestyle.inquirer.net. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Nyoy sings a different tune". philstar.com.
  6. ^ "Nyoy makes teleserye debut in 'Ningning'". ABS-CBN News.
  7. ^ "Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots is coming to Manila". PrimerPH.
  8. ^ Santiago, Erwin. "Singer Nina files estafa case against parents of ex-boyfriend Nyoy Volante". Pep.ph. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  9. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Nyoy Volante marries Mikkie Bradshaw". Rappler.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Nyoy Volante shares how he won the heart of Mikkie Bradshaw's daughter". K-push.abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.