Rachelle Ann Go, who became known for her role as Gigi in Miss Saigon, made Filipinos proud again when she got the part of Eliza in the upcoming West End production of Hamilton: An American Musical.
Rachelle Ann plays Eliza, wife of United States founding father Alexander Hamilton. She shared with the Philippine Daily Inquirer that she is already preparing for the role as early as now.
“I’m doing my best to find as much information about [Eliza]. I am also planning to visit the orphanage [Eliza established] here in New York,” she said.
Eliza is known for “raising funds for the Washington monument,” and also being the one who “established the first private orphanage in New York City.”
“[The challenge is] telling her story, her truth. It’s history, you can’t really change and twist Eliza’s character. I need to stick to who she really was and how she influenced the life of a founding father,” she said.
Rachelle Ann auditioned for two parts in the musical Hamilton written by Lin-Manuel Miranda last July and soon got an e-mail that she got the part last December.
She watched the Hamilton on Broadway this January and admitted that she was in awe.
“The whole thing just blew me away. From beginning to end, I [watched] like a mad fan screaming and jumping. The storytelling is just on point! Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius!”