Miles returned to her starring role as Lady Thiang in the musical, receiving praise and support from friends and fans on Twitter. "Sending all my love to @ruthieannmiles as she performs with unspeakable bravery, rawness, and brilliance in London for the first time tonight," Ashley Park -- who co-starred with Miles in The King and I, and currently stars in Mean Girls on Broadway -- wrote on Instagram. "What I would give to be there with you right now. With lots of chocolate and angel cards and apple cider vinegar. Thrilled that she is held by Bart, Kelli, Ken our KING AND I family."
I don't normally tweet til the end of a show but got to say what a visual feast @KingandIWestEnd is, and the angelic voice of @kelliohara is just divine 🎶 and a special treat in that it's the first performance in the London run for @RuthieAnnMiles - so good to see you back❤
@KingandIWestEnd is simply wonderful. @RuthieAnnMiles gave the bravest performance I have ever seen and was just incredible. @kelliohara was breathtaking. I want to drink her delicious voice and performance. Classy and truthful. London, simply do NOT miss it.
On March 5, Miles and her friend, Lauren Lew, were allegedly struck by a car while crossing the street. Miles' 5-year-old daughter, Abigail, and Lew's 1-year-old son, Joshua, both died, while Miles, who was expecting the couple's second child, was placed in ICU for several days following the horrific incident.
Just months later, in May, Miles lost her unborn child. “As many of you know, Ruthie and Jonathan's daughter, Abigail, was tragically killed. At the time of the crash Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured. This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein," said Ben Rubinowitz, lawyer to Miles and her husband, Jonathan Blumenstein, in a statement to ET at the time.
"The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom. As you might imagine, they are overwhelmed by the sadness of the deaths of their children," the statement continued. "Ruthie and Jonathan are grateful for the support of their family and friends but wish and ask that their privacy be respected during this most trying time. Ruthie and Jonathan continue to seek God's presence, mercy and peace.”