Aicelle Santos has won a key part in the UK touring production of Miss Saigon. The actress and singer will take on the role of Gigi Van Tranh, the bar girl who works alongside the main character, Kim.
Aicelle will be leaving for Manchester by the third week of March to begin training for the role. From April 30, she will take on the role of Gigi.
Aicelle joins the roster of Filipina artists who have taken on the role of Gigi in Miss Saigon. Rachelle Ann Go played Gigi in the London West End revival of the musical, while Isay Alvarez held the role in the original West End production, opposite Lea Salonga as Kim.
Santos currently stars in 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 Mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” for which she won Best Actress at the 30th Aliw Awards last year.
Santos joins other Pinoy singers in the tour, including Red Concepcion and Gerald Santos, both of whom were earlier cast as The Engineer and Thuy, respectively.