The recent feat of Rachelle Ann Go proves that Filipino talent is certified world class.
The WhatsOnStage Awards, a voting-based award-giving body running for 15 years now, crowned Rachelle Ann Go as the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as ‘Gigi Van Tranh’, an experienced bar girl and/or stripper, in the highly successful production, ‘Miss Saigon’.
‘Miss Saigon’ is a love story between a Vietnamese bar girl and an American soldier that evolved during the Vietnamese war.
Go took on her social media account to express how her victory still seems surreal, saying, “I am still floating:) dream come true again… thank you Lord for this blessing… To everyone who watched Miss Saigon and voted, thank you for appreciating our talent. We sing for you every night and will not get tired of performing. The whole @MissSaigonUK cast is rejoicing!! To my family who is always there to love and support everything i do, i love you so much and miss you all! To my brother @oz_go for my outfit, you are the best! Everyone’s asking about your creation, I’m a proud sister! Thank you again Whats On Stage Awards for this! Yes!!!”
Eva Noblezada and Jon Briones, the two other Filipinos who both played the lead roles of ‘Kim’ and ‘The Engineer’, respectively, also won the top awards as Best Actress in a Musical and Best Actor in a Musical.
‘Miss Saigon’ dominated the show by bagging a total of nine awards.
Miss Saigon producer Cameron Macintosh expressed immense pride and gratitude that all the hard work has paid off, “To have this amount of awards from the public is a dream. And both Claude-Michel (Schönberg, who wrote the musical) and I are incredibly humbled and thrilled. And to see so much Asian talent walking away with all the top acting honors is something I always hoped would happen with the success of the show.”
There is still time to catch the multi-awarded musical at the Prince Edward Theatre in London because its extended run will be until the latter part of the year.