Rachelle Ann Go debuts as Fantine in West End's ‘Les Miserables’
MANILA, Philippines – After playing the role of Gigi in Miss Saigon, Rachelle Ann Go made her debut as Fantine in the long-running musical Les Miserables in London on Monday, June 15.
Prior to playing her new role on stage, Rachelle posted her preparations leading up to the big day on Instagram, including a peek at her new costume.
Rachelle also posted a series of tweets about making her Les Mis debut.
1 hour to go! Thank you guys for all your love and support!!#lesmis30— Rachelle Ann Go (@gorachelleann) June 15, 2015
Here we go!!! Aaaaahhhhhhhh #lesmis30— Rachelle Ann Go (@gorachelleann) June 15, 2015
The Voice Kids coach Lea Salonga, no stranger to Les Mis (she played Eponine in the Broadway production in 1993), tweeted her support for Rachelle's debut.
@gorachelleann YOU WILL BE AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Toi toi toi!!! Break a leg!!! A million blessings unto you!!!— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 15, 2015
Fellow cast member Emma Kingston shared a photo with Rachelle and the other actors before going onstage.
Rachelle was previously in West End’s Miss Saigon, where she played Gigi Van Tranh, a role which has earned her a number of accolades.
But during a press conference on March 11, she announced she would no longer continue on in the play. Her casting as Fantine was announced last May. (WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go has her Disney moment in 'Cinderella' video) – Rappler.com