"A whole new world / A hundred thousand things to see / I'm like a shooting star, I've come so far/ I can't go back to where I used to be"
Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, has created a whole new world not only for herself but also for other aspiring Asian performers and artists to grace the international stage of Broadway. Highly acclaimed, Salonga was awarded a Tony Award for her performance in Miss Saigon and marked the stage as the first Asian to play Eponine in the Broadway production of Les Miserables and Fantine in its 2006 revival.
In the fall of 2015, Lea also starred as Kei Kimura in the Broadway production of Allegiance. The musical, inspired and developed by George Takei, tells the story of a Japanese American family during the internment period of WWII. (See ASHK's interview with George Takei: HERE)
Come hear Lea Salonga's journey from Manila, the Philippines to Broadway in the United States.