Rachelle Ann Go wins Best Actress for role in ‘Hamilton’


Rachelle Ann Go as Elizabeth Schuyler in the West End production of ‘Hamilton’ PHOTO FROM TWITTER.COM/HAMILTONWESTEND

THE country’s pride Rachelle Ann Go was named Best Actress in a New Production or a Musical by BroadwayWorld UK — a leading theater site for West End and the UK. The news was announced in the award-giving body’s official website on Thursday (Manila time).

Go reaped recognition for her role as Eliza Schuyler in “Hamilton.” Aside from the Filipino theater idol, her co-stars Gil Terera and Jason Pennycooke also won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. Meanwhile, the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, Hamilton, was awarded the Best New Production of a Musical award.

Go took to Twitter to thank BroadwayWorld UK and those who voted for her.

“Thank you everyone!!!thank you @BroadwayWorldUK,” Go simply wrote.

It was in March 2017 when Go made her Broadway debut, joining the US cast of “Miss Saigon” on 2017. She reprised her character of bar girl Gigi from her West End performance in the Broadway revival. Go appeared in Miss Saigon with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. Moreover, Go received good reviews fromVariety magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times where she and her co-stars were featured.

The 32-year-old Filipino theater star won Best Featured Actress in a Musical at 2017 Theater Fans’ Choice Awards for her role as Gigi which is her first Broadway award.

Meanwhile, Go’s performance in Hamilton also received critical acclaim from major publications such as Newsweek, The Guardian and The New York Times,among others. She also performed alongside the cast of the popular musical Hamilton on April 8 during the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/