Rachelle Ann Go has been cast as Eliza Hamilton in the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton in London!
Cornerstone Entertainment, Inc. - Rachelle Ann's management, confirmed the news Friday.
Fellow Filipina Christine Allado, who played Vanessa in In The Heights and understudied the role of Imelda in Here Lies Love, is also tapped to join the production and will play the role of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds.
Tony Award winner Lea Salonga sent her best wishes and congratulations to the two Pinays for being included in the musical.
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today.
Other cast members include Giles Terera as Aaron Burr, Rachel John as Angelica Schuyler, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson, Tarinn Callender as Hercules Mulligan / James Madison, Obioma Uguoala as George Washington, and Cleve September as John Laurens / Philip Hamilton.
Hamilton will open on December 7, following a preview on November 21 at the Victoria Palace Theatre..
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