“Excited ako to perform in front of our kababayans,” Rachelle shares
Theater actress Rachelle Ann Go will return to the Philippines as Eliza Hamilton, as she reprises her role for the upcoming Manila leg of the award-winning musical “Hamilton” on September 17.
Rachelle is confirmed to do another run as Eliza Hamilton—wife of the titular figure Alexander Hamilton. This was confirmed by “Hamilton” International Tour on Instagram as it released a quick introduction of the cast.
The 36-year-old singer initially bannered the same role in London’s West End production from 2017 to 2019, which, in turn, cemented her name as “Best Actress” in the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards.
She will be playing with leads Jason Arrow, DeAundre’ Woods, Akina Edmonds, Angelica Schuyler, Darnell Abraham, David Park, Shaka Bagadu Cook, Jacob Guzman, Elandrah Eramiha, and Brent Hill.
The other cast includes Claire Abaijah-Griffin, Kirrah Amosa, Curtis Angus, Kyla Barthomeusz, Taylor Broadard, Trey Curtis, Aniya Danée, Lachlan Dearing, Winston Hillyer, Indigo Hunt, Marcus John, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Ashton Lash, HaNy Lee, Terrance Martin, Trevor Miles, Eliza Ohman, Callan Purcell, Joshua Rivera, Wesley Ryan, Emmy Saheki, Terrance Spencer, and Dayton Tavares.
The staging for the Manila tour will start on September 17 and end on November 26 at The Theatre at Solaire in Parañaque City. This, too, will mark the Asian premiere of the musical, as it also gears for an Abu Dhabi run on January 17, 2024.
“Hamilton” debuted on Broadway in 2015, and has since laudably bagged notable awards including Tony, Grammy, Olivier Awards, and Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
How does Rachelle Ann Go prepare?
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Rachelle shares that her role comes extra challenging now that she already has two kids.
With the upcoming production set to happen in two months. Rachel reveals: “I said I just have to believe in myself, my goodness! I’ve been rehearsing at home, doing vocal exercises habang nagpapakain ng kids, juggling everything.”
“Excited ako to perform in front of our kababayans and to share the story of this musical with everyone. Kung ako yung Rachelle Ann before, siguro mas matatakot at kakabahan ako. But now, I feel like I’ve done this show before and I feel like I’m gonna enjoy it in front of the Pinoys,” she adds.
Rachelle had her first international theater appearance in 2014 wherein she played as Gigi Van Tranh in the West End revival of “Miss Saigon.” In the ensuing years, Rachelle then became a part of West End’s Les Misérables, also holding a banner role as Fantine, from 2015 to 2016.
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