Filipina actress and singer Rachelle Ann Go has revealed that she woke up crying after learning that she has been cast in the West End production of the acclaimed hip-hop musical "Hamilton."
Go, who made waves in the international scene after appearing in the 2014 West End revival of "Miss Saigon," will portray Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, wife of America's founding father Alexander Hamilton.
"Aahh, Hamilton is a dream! Thank you all for your LOVE. I woke up crying today because of so much joy. To GOD be the glory," she wrote on her Twitter account, where she also shared a photo with the show's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
In an interview with British media, Go said that she auditioned for "Hamilton" while she was in New York preparing to reprise her "Miss Saigon" role for Broadway.
"I was sick that day — and even now I don’t know how I managed to find my singing voice. I thought that would be the last time I’d see Lin-Manuel — and anyone else connected to 'Hamilton.' So you can imagine how I cried when they rang and told me I was going to play Eliza," she said.
Go will be joined by another Filipina, Christine Allado, who will portray Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the musical.
"Hamilton," which is about the life of Alexander Hamilton, dominated last year's Tonys, walking away with 11 awards.