Rachelle Ann Go, PH costars, ‘Miss Saigon’ win big in theatergoers’ choice awards

/ 02:25 PM February 18, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino artists playing major roles in the popular musical “Miss Saigon” bagged several honors in the 15th annual WhatsOnStage Awards in London.


Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Miss Saigon bagged a record nine trophies. It won Best Musical Revival and Best West End Show.

It’s lead Eva Noblezada, a 17-year-old Filipino-American, won Best Actress in a Musical while Rachelle Ann Go, who is a professional singer in Philippines, won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Noblezada plays the character Kim – the same character which made Lea Salonga famous. Go, on the other hand, is cast as a bar girl named Gigi.

Filipino Jon Jon Briones, who has received accolades for his portrayal of The Engineer won Best Actor in a Musical.

According to a report on the WhatsOnStage website, Noblezada and Go performed during the ceremony.

The WhatsOnStage Awards are based on online votes of theatergoers. KS


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