Lea Salonga: Singer, Recording Artist

LEA SALONGA  is a singer and actress from the Philippines. She is well known for her records as well as Broadway and concert performances. Lea Salonga is known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical “Miss Saigon.” She is a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theater World award winner. Lea Salonga also provided the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney animated film “Aladdin” and Fa Mulan in “Mulan” and “Mulan II.” On August 19, 2011, Lea Salonga was honored as a Disney Legend. Lea Salonga made her professional debut at age 7 in the musical “The King and I” by Repertory Philippines. She became the lead star in “Annie” and was also featured in the production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Rose Tattoo,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Goodbye Girl,” “Paper Moon,” and “The Fantasticks.” She began her career in recording at age with the album “Small Voice.” She followed that with the album “Lea,” and many others followed. As a young entertainer, Lea Salonga received a Filipino Academy of Movie Arts & Sciences Award as well as three wins from the Aliw Awards for Best Child Performer. Lea Salonga continues to record and perform in the United States and the Philippines. She records albums in both English and in Tagalog. She joins us to talk about her new Cabaret album recorded live at Cafe Carlyle in Manhattan. Lea Salonga’s new album is entitled “They Journey So Far.”

 

 

 

 

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