Rachelle Ann “Shin” Villalobos Go-Spies, better known as Rachelle Ann Go by the public is a 33-year-old Filipino singer and international musical theater actress. She began her career by participating in and winning several singing competitions, the first of which was in the long-running Philippine variety show “Eat Bulaga!” at eleven-years-old.
She rose to fame when she emerged as the Grand Champion of the reality talent search “Search for a Star” in 2004. She was previously managed by VIVA Artist Agency and Viva Records. She is currently managed by Cornerstone Talent Management Center.
She won the Silver Prize award for her song, “From the Start”, at the Shanghai Music Festival 2005 and Best Own song, “Isang Lahi”, at the Astana International Song Festival 2005 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Since then, she has headlined concerts locally and internationally, recorded seven albums, which became certified gold and double platinum records. She has also performed in various hit musicals in the country, London’s West End and on Broadway.
Her debut was in “The Little Mermaid”, playing the role of Ariel in 2011, for which she won a Best Actress award from Broadway World Philippine Awards; and another in 2013 for “Tarzan”, playing the role of Jane Porter.
Her theater career continues as she was cast in the 2014 West End revival of the hit musical “Miss Saigon”, for the role of Gigi Van Tranh. Following this, she was cast in the 30th-anniversary staging of “Les Miserables” in the role of Fantine. She then made her Broadway debut reprising the role of Gigi in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon in March 2017. She is currently playing the role of Eliza Hamilton in the original West End production of Hamilton.
It was in early September 2017 when she became engaged to Martin Spies, a South African Born – American businessman based in New York City. They married on April 18, 2018, in Boracay. Even until now a lot of blessings and opportunities are still knocking on Rachelle’s door. And now they are very happy that they have built their very own house in London. She revealed that it was just a simple two-bedroom house.
They also have their own garden and grill. She will have a homecoming concert here in the Philippines very soon.