Character Study: MISS SAIGON’s Eva Noblezada Goes From Dressing Room to Dreamland


I’m Eva Noblezada and I’m playing Kim
and Miss Saigon. Kim is an orphan from Vietnamese countryside and she comes to Saigon after a horrific event that’s happened to her family and there she
meets the Engineer he kind of spirals her into a really strange emotional
rollercoaster of events in her life losing her virginity, falling in love,
falling in lust, whatever you want to call it the journey she goes on is
incredible it’s immaculate and she’s a fighter she’s badass she is a victim but
she doesn’t play the victim I don’t think we’re different when I moved to
London I was exactly like Kim and then I feel like my first act is London Eva and
then my second act is now Eva it’s just very strange there’s a lot of
similarities being vulnerable to love moral of the story and we both love a
bun. A steamed bun or one on top of our heads I don’t have like a set
routine I sometimes have a cup of tea I sometimes need to do the few downward
dogs maybe a few handstands sometimes I’m really relaxed I can go into it
sometimes I’m really hyper and I need to just kind of calm down and get into the
my Zen space but it really depends it is scary to perform that intense of a role
my emotions determine on the day how my show is going to go sometimes I have
very angry shows sometimes I have very emotional shows where there’s literally
snot running down my self we have to in ways sometimes during shows drop our
crap at the door but in this show I use it to further my storytelling on stage
and it’s a lot a lot of a lot of Tears so this dressing room is my safe space
for when I’m acting crazy to my dresser I have my steamer I have chocolate
hidden here I’m not telling you where it is that’s it I’m not really picky I
don’t really wear much makeup in it I’m not like fussy I think people who have
never seen the show or I’ve never experienced Saigon especially now the
younger generation the older generation doesn’t matter who comes and sees it
it’ll touch them uniquely so it’s very special the effects it has at Stage Door
when you see like grown men like wiping their eyes and like trying to be all
macho and they’re like it was good it was good I’m like I know it was good
look me in the eye you all right? so when I see myself in the costumes I
actually sometimes this is really dramatic I sometimes
just don’t even want to look in the mirror it makes me really emotional but
the fact that I get to go onstage and there is no mirror that’s kind of my
safe spot I love my job as hard as it is I love my job it is fun the last thing I
do before showtime my routine is to get two tissues, three Starbucks mints, two
gulps of water and I put my hat on and I look at myself in the mirror and sometimes when I looked at myself in the mirror well this is as good as it’s gonna get out loud but sometimes it’s like whoa hit the hat it’s like getting ready for war. It is getting ready for war, technically

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39 thoughts on “Character Study: MISS SAIGON’s Eva Noblezada Goes From Dressing Room to Dreamland”

  1. Michael Makes An Entrance says:

    I love her so much!!!

  2. hAy LeY says:

    Eva is literally perfect ahhhh

  3. Rita De Leon says:

    Eva has such a powerful and mature voice, she is an amazing Kim (shame she hasn't receive any accolades for her performance but she's still young!) Love these character studies, keep 'em coming!

  4. Ellen Frantz says:

    Omg I love Eva so much and this just made me love her more

  5. You don’t recognise this name says:

    In before all the annoying Lea Salonga fans who give both of them a bad name

  6. auntjamaymay says:

    omg "getting ready for war" πŸ˜‚ I love Eva so much πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€

  7. Lily Newstead says:

    I LOVE EVA! Been waiting for this! Xx

  8. Alex S. says:

    Eva: *exists*
    Me: πŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’™πŸ’•πŸ’šπŸ’πŸ’›πŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’žπŸ’šβ£πŸ’˜πŸ’–πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’ŸπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’šπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’˜β€οΈπŸ’—β£πŸ’ŸπŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’—β£πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›β£β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’˜πŸ’˜β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’žπŸ’–πŸ’”β£πŸ’—

  9. Carolina Belle says:

    Seeing the show this Saturday 😎

  10. Chloe Price says:

    i have a huge crush on eva ❀❀❀❀❀

  11. Steph Piano says:

    I love a woman

  12. bea nunag says:


  13. Marcus Gabriel Goguanco says:


  14. Andrea Rivette says:

    Character study! My favorite!!

  15. Marcus Martin says:

    I saw the show on my birthday it was so good

  16. Jarrett Self says:

    I just want to marry her…… and that's not weird. It's fine. I'm fine. We're all fine.

  17. Charlotte Connelly says:

    What a queen

  18. Cassy Eliza Cruz says:

    I love you Eva!!😍😘

  19. Asian Guy in TO says:

    I saw her twice in West End and once on Broadway. Amazing Kim! ❀️ the perfect movie in my mind is the duet of Eva and Rachelle Ann. ❀️❀️❀️❀️

  20. Jenny Murphy says:

    Eva is honestly one of my favourite performers she deserves everything she’s gotten so far!! Her voice is so incredible and she’s just such an amazing, emotional performer, I love her so much! I’m so glad she got a character study video, when I saw she got one I nearly screamed ahahaha πŸ˜‚

  21. Harriet Jones says:

    I’m seeing this incredible woman in London hopefully and I absolutely cannot wait! I’ve already done fan art to give to her (I hope she likes it!)!

  22. Kitkat M says:

    I love you Eva β™₯️

  23. amy cooper says:

    so in love with her

  24. Ekees says:

    I remember when my mom told me that she watched Miss Saigon
    And that the music was amazing. Although I already heard the soundtrack I'll try to save up enough money to get to watch it on Broadway.

  25. Allison Cuevas says:

    I love Eva and Lea both, can't compare because they are both INCREDIBLE and has given justice to the character of KIM. just love them both so much <3

  26. Leah Thai says:

    2:09 that ao dai is absolutely gorgeous 😍😍.

  27. Maggie James says:

    I know her!!! We used to dance together in Charlotte when she was in high school!

  28. Xandrew says:


  29. starky says:

    miss saigon made me cry so hard it was amazing!!

  30. Felize Velario says:

    Nicholas Christopher's face on the wall i cant πŸ˜‚

  31. Queen of Retards says:

    Is she Filipino? I'm just very curious

  32. Emma Brannen says:

    Idk why it makes me so insanely happy that me and Eva have the same steamer lol. She is such an inspiration.

  33. Gel Kimberly says:

    Eva ❀️

  34. kkstar 12 says:

    Isn’t Kim the main character and is originally played by Lea Salonga?

  35. I.s.s.y says:

    Please do more character studies! I've watched them all at least 5 times!! I'd love to see Anna from Frozen

  36. benicia buchanan says:

    For me Eva you’re the second best on lead role of Ms Saigon !

  37. Bert says:

    wow, like imagine being that talented

  38. Kelly DeBardelaben says:

    Hey Paul!

    can we get one of these for Eva’s role in Hadestown?!

    Please and thank you

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