This Tony Award-winner performed for three presidents, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth — and she’s coming to Cincinnati soon! Read on for more.
When it comes to performing, Lea Salonga has been on stage for over 37 years. Over her nearly-four-decade career, she’s built an astounding musical theatre legacy, earning awards such as the Tony, Oliver, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards. And now, she’s making her way to Cincinnati in two months with two concerts on April 20 and 21.
At the mere age of seven, Lea performed in the musical The King and I with the Repertory Philippines. Since then, Lea has appeared in productions such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, and many more. She is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II and was the lead role in Miss Saigon.
Throughout her career, Lea has broken barriers for the next generation of performers. Lea was the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned in 2006 to play Fantine. She also was the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award and sign with an international record label. Lea uses her voice to not just sing, but to truly perform and has impacted millions along the way, including six Philippine presidents, three American Presidents, Princess Diana, Princess of Wales and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Lea Salonga will be coming to Cincinnati in April to perform and bring to life classic songs from her albums and roles. “I’m thrilled to be back on the road in North America, and all around the world in 2020,” says Lea. “We’ve got a lot of new music, some old favorites, and a few surprises in store. We had so much fun with our incredible sold-out audiences last year. I can’t wait to perform at these gorgeous venues and connect with fans, new and old, in the months to come.”
Lea Salonga will be performing two shows in Historic Memorial Hall, right in the heart of the revitalized arts district of Over the Rhine. The shows will be held on April 20 and 21 at 8pm. The show can be enjoyed by all ages, seeing, as her voice is timeless and can be recognized by all ages. Tickets range from $50-$95 and can be purchased here.