Rachelle Ann Go celebrates first day of ‘Hamilton’ rehearsals
Rachelle Ann Go commemorated her first day at the West End production of “Hamilton” with an Instagram post.
The theater actress shared a photo of the musical’s vocal score book and captioned it, “Vocal chords where you at? We did all the big songs today…non-stop!”
“Hamilton” is a hit Broadway and Tony Award-winning musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
With music and story by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the play has been groundbreaking for its use of hip-hop and rap and casting of non-white actors.
Go will play Eliza Schuyler, Hamilton’s wife. In the London production, 25-year-old Jamael Westman plays the lead role.
Another Filipino, Christine Allado, stars as another Schuyler sister, Peggy. She will also play Maria Reynolds, a mistress of Hamilton.
Go gained fame when she won “Search for a Star” in 2004. She has since charted a career as a singer in local and international concerts.
Her theater career spans major roles in West End’s “Miss Saigon” and “Les Miserables.”
Allado has a powerful opera voice, guesting in Andrea Bocelli’s Cinema World Tour. She starred in the West End production of Miranda’s other musical, “In the Heights.” /ra
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