After winning Broadway World UK’s “Best Featured Actress” award for her first international theater exposure as Gigi in Miss Saigon’s 2014 revival, Rachel Ann Go has bagged another award from the same theater site for the “Best Performance in a Long-Running West End Show (Female)” as Fantine in Les Miserables.
Rachel Ann’s home studio in the Philippines, GMA Network first reported the happy news Thursday night on their news website.
Broadway World UK, on the other hand, is apparently touted as the world’s biggest theater website to cover and review productions from around the globe, most especially from the renowned stages of New York’s Broadway and London’s West End.
In her Twitter account, the latest Filipina to successfully make it in the international theater scene said of her win, “Thank you so much @BroadwayWorldUK, especially to all those who voted for me! Means a lot. Maraming salamat po.” In a separate tweet, after receiving all the congratulatory messages, Rachel added, “Thank you for sending all your love. To God be the glory! Thank You po Lord!”
Fortunately, the Filipino audience will get to see Rachel Ann’s Broadway World award-winning performance as Fantine when Les Mis comes to Manila in March 2016.
While there seems to be no fancy awards night set for Broadway World UK’s annual voter’s choice awards, several theater based groups and publications have also picked up the news about Rachel Ann’s win, among them, the London Theater Workshop and West End Frame. Of the long list of winners, the reports especially mention the 29-year-old singer, as well as Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch (Black Mass, 2015; The Imitation Game, 2014; Sherlock, 2010) who earned the Best Leading Actor in A New Production of a Play for Hamlet.