Recently, Servo, who also serves as a councilor in a certain district in Manila was named by BroadwayWorld.com Philippines Awards 2014 as Best Crossover Artist (Mainstream to Theater). Servo appeared onstage via Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pahimakas sa isang Ahente’, a play adaptation of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’; translated by Rolando Tinio and directed by Chris Millado.
With his venture onstage, BroadwayWorld.com Philippines recognized his stirring performance and earned a nomination as the central character’s older son—Biff Loman. As Loman, he’s a football star with lots of potential in high school, but failed in math during his senior year and dropped out of summer school when he saw his dad with another woman while visiting him in Boston. His character is a realist and claims as a normal guy and will not be a great man.
The deputy head for AB-CBNnews.com’s lifestyle, entertainment and sports sections—Vladimir Bunoan wrote, “Servo, who previously appeared in the stage adaptation of F. Sionil Jose’s ‘Mass’ and the one-act play ‘Isang Araw sa Karnabal’, captured Biff’s charisma but also gave slight hints of the character’s weakness in a nicely layered performance.
“But when Biff breaks down in front of his father and admits to his own failings and of being ordinary, it becomes a heartbreaking moment that defines the entire play. That scene alone is why ‘Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente’ matters and why it must be seen. It is also makes the point about why Servo deserves to be more successful despite the accolades he has received from his indie turns.”
2014 can be considered a productive year for the actor Yul Servo who starred with the country’s one and only Superstar—Nora Aunor who appeared last in a film ‘Naglalayag’ (Silent Passage) in 2004 and got reunited via the first-time director Perci Intalan’s ‘Dementia’ after 20 years.
Servo is also one of Productions56 premium roster of talents under the management of multi-awarded international and veteran film and TV director–Maryo J. Delos Reyes.