How it all started
After being adopted from An Khe (a town in Vietnam), I was raised in Seattle, WA where I followed in my sister's footsteps by joining team sports. Somewhere along the way, I traded my basketball shoes for jazz shoes. This decision sparked a passion for theatre that would lead me to incredible youth programs at prominent Seattle regional theatres, performing on the stages of the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre and ArtsWest Playhouse.
This spark then led me all the way to Boston, MA where I graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. In addition to performance coursework and projects, I served as the Co-Chair of POWER (Protesting Oppression With Educational Reform), an activist collective of students of color.
Now based in New York City, I strive to create an inclusive and equitable community in my work, using anti-oppression frameworks so that both creatives and audiences can feel authentic representation and begin to dismantle outdated and harmful beliefs, bringing about cultural revolution
News and Updates
In February 2023, Max joined the cast of The Monkey King at the Queens Theatre (directed by Steven Eng) as the Male Understudy (for Jade Emperor, Dragon King, and Immortal of the Forest)
He was very grateful to finally get connected with NYC's vibrant Asian theatre community and play even a small part in bringing this story to life!
In October 2022, Max was lucky enough to join Round Room Live's touring production of Baby Shark Live! directed and choreographed by Jaimie Selke.
He is a part of the ensemble and featured playing Major Penguin, one of the Forest Rangers and Santa in the Holiday version!
For Show dates, locations and ticket info, click here
Following the closing of Shrek, Max made his way to Ft. Myers, FL to join the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's production of the Wizard of Oz as a member of the ensemble!
He is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do what he loves and soak up some sunshine while at it!
Max was so grateful to spend the first part of the Summer of 2022 at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, performing in Shrek the Musical directed by Quin Gresham and Choregraphed by Phillip Attmore.
He performed in the ensemble as Peter Pan, and one of the Dragon Puppeteers among other roles
Max is thrilled to be making his NYC theatre/Off Broadway debut with Vital Theatre Company's Pinkalicious the Musical as Peter Pinkerton!
The show has an open ended run, playing at Soho Playhouse