MANILA – Aicelle Santos feels “humbled and blessed” as she prepares to join the cast of the UK tour of “Miss Saigon.”
She will take on the role of Gigi, which was also played by Rachelle Ann Go.
“‘Whatever He wills, I will follow,’” she said in an Instagram post. “This has been my guiding mantra through the highs and lows of life. And with this new direction I’m taking, I couldn’t thank you enough, Lord.”
“Together with Red, Joaquin, Iroy, Joreen, and Gerald of Miss Saigon’s UK touring cast, our Filipino flag stands tall and proud. Honored to represent. I’ll bring with me all your love and well wishes!” she added.
Santos joins other Filipino artists in “Miss Saigon” in UK, including Red Concepcion and Gerald Santos, who were earlier cast as The Engineer and Thuy, respectively, with Joreen Bautista, who alternates as Kim.
Joaquin Valdes and Iroy Abesamis, meanwhile, are set to join the ensemble.
Santos will fly out on the third week of March to train for her role, according to her handler, Stage Talents.
Santos currently stars in the 9 Works Theatrical and The Sandbox Collective’s restaging of “Himala,” the musical based on the multi-awarded Nora Aunor movie.
She is also known for her roles as Aileen in “Rak of Aegis,” and as Perla in “Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag,” for which she won Best Actress at the 30th Aliw Awards last year.