Rachelle Ann Go debuts as Fantine in West End’s “Les Miserables”

After her successful performance in Miss Saigon as Gigi Van Tranh, wherein she won as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in the 2014 Broadway World West End Awards and Best Supporting Actress in the 2015 WhatsOnStage Awards, Rachelle Ann Go’s international stage career continue to flourish as she debuts as Fantine in West End’s “Les Miserables” on Monday, June 15.

Days before her first performance as Fantine, the 28-year-old performer shared her excitement to her social media followers by posting photos and updates.

Photo Credit: Rachelle Ann Go's Instagram
Photo Credit: Rachelle Ann Go’s Instagram

In her Instagram post showing a sneak peek of her costume, Go said: “Hi! 1st run earlier as Fantine!! i was soooooo nervous! I couldn’t even take off my apron during the scene. I will be relax this Monday… Well i will try oh Lord… #thelesmisdiaryofrachelle”

She also posted a photo of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” novel, which was the basis for the musical.

Photo Credit: Rachelle Ann Go's Instagram
Photo Credit: Rachelle Ann Go’s Instagram

“Reading Fantine’s bit again! I say enough… Too many tears already!!!!!!! Tomorrow is the day! Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!! Thank you Direk Chari for this book #thelesmisdiaryofrachelle,” she said.

She even watched the show one more time last week before stepping on the stage as one of its casts.

Go also shared on her Twitter account her excitement before the show began on Monday.

Among those who wished her luck is Tony award winner and The Voice of the Philippines coach Lea Salonga; who incidentally, also played the role of Eponine in Les Miserables’ 10th anniversary production in 1993.

Salonga said: “You will be amazing! Toi toi toi! Break a leg! A million blessings unto you.”

“Les Miserables” is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year in London.

Before she became known as an international stage actress, Go was a regular performer at GMA-7’s Sunday musical variety show, “Sunday All Stars.” She also played in several musicals in the Philippines before auditioning for Miss Saigon.

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