Lea Salonga

Actor, Singer
As a well-versed Filipino entertainer, Lea Salonga had a diverse career in the entertainment industry. Early in her acting career, Salonga could be seen on award shows like "The 45th Annual Tony Awards" (1990-91) and ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1971 in Philippines

Filmography

Actor (18)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2011 Miss Universe Pageant 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Russell Watson: The Voice 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

Singing Voice of Mulan (Actor)

"Les Miserables" in Concert 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

People 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

Singing Voice of Jasmine (Actor)

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Redwood Curtain (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

("A Whole New World") (Song Performer)

Biography

As a well-versed Filipino entertainer, Lea Salonga had a diverse career in the entertainment industry. Early in her acting career, Salonga could be seen on award shows like "The 45th Annual Tony Awards" (1990-91) and "The 65th Annual Academy Awards" (1992-93). She appeared in a number of television specials, including "Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years" (1992-93) and "The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream" (1992-93). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Redwood Curtain" (1994-95). She appeared in a number of television specials, including "The Olsen Twins Mother's Day Special" (1992-93), "A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World" (1993-94) and ""Les Miserables" in Concert" (1995-96). She also worked in television around this time, including a part on "ER" (1994-2009). Additionally, she appeared in a number of television specials, including "Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh" (1997-98), "Russell Watson: The Voice" (2000-01) and "Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2" (2010-11). Salonga's distinctive voice can be heard on "People" (1995-96). Salonga most recently worked on "The 2011 Miss Universe Pageant" (2011-12). Salonga's husband was Robert Charles Chien.

Relationships

Robert Chien

Husband
Married Jan. 10, 2004

Feliciano Salonga

Father

Maria Salonga

Mother

EDUCATION

Ateneo De Manila University

1988 - 1989

Milestones

2016

Guest starred on an episode of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

2013

Began appearing as a coach on "The Voice of the Philippines"

2011

Was honored as a Disney Legend

2006

Replaced Daphne Rubin-Vega as Fantine on Broadway in a return engagement of "Les Misérables"

2002

Returned to Broadway with a starring role in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song"

2001

Guest starred on CBS daytime series "As the World Turns"

1998

Provided the singing voice of the title character in Disney animated feature "Mulan"

1996

Portrayed Éponine in the London and touring production of "Les Misérables"

1995

Landed a major supporting role in CBS adaptation of "Redwood Curtain"

1992

Provided the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in the animated Disney feature "Aladdin"

1991

Made her Broadway debut in the title role of "Miss Saigon"

1989

Delivered a breakthrough theater performance as the title character in the London stage musical "Miss Saigon"

1980

Played the title role in the Manila production of "Annie"

1978

Appeared in the Philippine production of "The King and I"

Popular songs include "Reflection" and "The Journey".

Bonus Trivia

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Met her husband, entertainment software company director Robert Charles Chien while performing in "Flower Drum Song."

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Was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2010.

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Sings soprano with a range from D3 to C6.

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