Rachelle Ann Go is back as Eliza Schuyler in #HamiltonPH
If you are planning a trip to the Philippines but still can’t decide when to go, September might just be the perfect time to book that flight.
Not only does this month mark the start of our holiday season—if you know, you know—it also ushers in a highly anticipated event: the international run of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton.” And to make things even more exciting, Filipina actress-singer Rachelle Ann Go is reprising her role as Eliza Schuyler.
Go has previously top-billed the West End production of “Hamilton” (2017). She bagged the Best Actress Award at the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards. She also received positive reviews from both critics and casual theater fans.
Now, Go is set to grace the stage in her homeland—and we all want to be in the room where it will happen. Pun intended.
ICYMI, “Hamilton” is kicking off its Manila run on Sept. 17 at The Theatre at Solaire in Parañaque City before heading to Abu Dhabi, UAE, in January. More cities will be announced soon.
If you were able to watch a show or two from its Western productions, you would probably recognize a few familiar faces aside from Go. Jason Arrow is taking on the titular role of Alexander Hamilton. In addition, DeAundre’ Woods as Aaron Burr, Akina Edmonds as Angelica Schuyler, Darnell Abraham as George Washington, and Brent Hill as King George.
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Some of the cast are also set to play dual roles. David Park will play Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. While Elandrah Eramiha will be Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Jacob Guzman as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, and Shaka Bagadu Cook as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison.
Go had her international theater debut in 2014 when she joined the West End revival of “Miss Saigon.” She wowed audiences with her portrayal of Gigi Van Tranh. She earned accolades for her performance. The singer-actress also won the title BroadwayWorld UK’s Best Featured Actress in a New Production of a Musical and Best Performance in a Long-Running West End Show (Female) awards.
After her success in “Miss Saigon,” she took on the role of Fantine in the West End production of “Les Misérables.” And as if that wasn’t impressive enough, she also reprised the role in various productions. These include the Manila leg of the Asian tour and the United Kingdom and Ireland tour.