Rachelle Ann Go, who is to star as Gigi in the upcoming London revival of Miss Saigon, has revealed that it was the original Kim, Tony winner Lea Salonga, who was pivotal in her getting the gig. Go told Hola! Philippines, “it’s Miss Lea who really told me to go for the audition.”
Pop-singer Go opened up about the challenges of the role. “I’m a solo artist, so I can do what I want. But when it comes to performing with a group in a musical play, you can’t commit mistakes, there’s a script and you can’t do ad-libbing.”
Check out Salonga and Go duet on “The Movie in My Mind” together below, then catch Miss Saigon, opening May 3 at the Prince Edward Theatre!