May 18, 2019
Recognized the world over for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress known for her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway, as well as London’s West End.
Salonga's other accolades include the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She was the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway before returning as Fantine in the 2006 revival. She was recently featured in Allegiance, a production at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and then Broadway, developed by legendary actor George Takei about a Japanese-American family forced into an internment camp during World War II. Fans of all ages may also recognize Salonga as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan andMulan II. For her portrayal of these beloved characters, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend.”