After playing the role of Gigi in Miss Saigon, Filipina singer Rachelle Ann Go made her debut as Fantine in the long-running musical Les Miserables in London on Monday, June 15.
Rachelle wowed the audience as well as the theater enthusiasts who came to watch the musical.
“Rachelle was superb as Fantine! Saw Patti Lupone, Sierra Boggess and quite a few other people in this role, but Rachelle played it the most convincing. Very vulnerable with a crystal clear and big voice. I thought that this role, played by an Filipino actress, gave it an really interesting twist. You really saw that she was desperate to keep her purity and dignity,” said British fan Samuel Zernig.
“Also they adapted the classic Fantine look for her. She has a brown wig, which works really great. In addition to it, she is really good at dying. People around me started weeping. No wonder she got an instant standing ovation! Go and see it!”
On Saturday, June 20, Rachelle performed “I Dreamed a Dream” at the London’s Trafalgar Square for West End Live. The event is a completely unique theatrical festival featuring performances from the West End’s world famous musicals.