Actor Alec Mapa to be a coach on AMC’s Showville

Alec Mapa Showville

”  AMC announced today the lineup of eight towns across the country where talent will be scouted for its newest unscripted series, Showville (formerly titled Road Show). Created and executive produced by Laurie Girion (Cheerleader Nation, Welcome to Sweetie Pies) and distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television, the series organizes competitions in each town, featuring local talent who get the chance of a lifetime to be in the spotlight. Actor Alec Mapa and choreographer Lisette Bustamante were named as the series’ performance coaches, working with the show’s finalists each week to prep them for their performance in front of a live, local audience. Showville consists of eight one-hour episodes and premieres this spring.  ”

”  Mapa got his big show business break when he was cast as the opera diva, Song Liling, in Broadway’s M. Butterfly. He went on to direct the critically acclaimed one-man shows, Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy and I Remember Mapa and is also a renowned director in the comedy circuit. In addition, Mapa has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Marley & Me Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Seinfeld, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan.  ”

Read more: http://blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/01/amc-announces-showville-shooting-locations.php
Alec Mapa AMC bio: http://blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/meet-the-showville-mentors/alec.php
About the Showville: http://www.amctv.com/shows/showville