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singer , Actress

Lea Salonga, Philippine Actress, singer. Avocations: music, reading, collecting raised-trunk elephants, collecting swatches, working on computers. F C. Member American Federation television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors' Guild.

Background

Salonga, Lea was born on February 22, 1971 in Manila. Daughter of Feliciano Genuino and Maria Ligaya (Imutan) Salonga.

Education

Attended, Ateneo De Manila University, 1989.

Achievements

  • Avocations: music, reading, collecting raised-trunk elephants, collecting swatches, working on computers. F C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Actress, singer The King and I, Manila, 1978, Annie, Manila, 1980, The Rose Tattoo, Manila, 1980, The Bad Seed, Manila, 1981, The Goodbye Girl, Manila, 1982, Paper Moon, Manila, 1983, The Fantasticks, Manila, 1988, Miss Saigon, London, 1989-1990 (Outstanding Performance by Actress in Musical Olivier award 1990), Broadway, 1991-1992 (Best Actress in Musical Tony award 1991, Best Actress in Musical Drama Desk award 1991, Best Actress in Musical Outer Critics Circle award 1991, Outstanding Debut Theatre World award 1991), Les Miserables, Broadway, 1993 & 2007, My Fair Lady, Manila, 1994, Into the Woods, Singapore, 1994, Les Miserables, London, 1996, 3rd national tour, 1996, also The Sound of Music, Manila, Fiddler on the Roof, Manila, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Flower Drum Song, 2002. Philippine films include Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal?, Dear Diary, Pik Pak Boom, Captain Barbell, Ninja Kids, Like Father, Like Son, Tropang Bulilit. Philippine television: (host) Kulit Bulilit, Love Lea, Naku, Ha!, Sunday Special, Iba Ito!, That's Entertainment!, This is It!, (co-host) Patok Na Patok!.

      Opening act for Stevie Wonder, Menudo. Concerts: The Filipinos of Miss Saigon, A Miss Called Lea, Lea Salonga in Concert, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert, London, 1995. Recordings include Small Voice, 1981 (gold record), Lea, Happy Children's Club, Christmas Album, We are the World, (debut album) Lea Salonga, 1993, Miss Saigon original London cast recording (gold record), The King and I, Aladdin, 1992 (singing voice Princess Jasmine, motion picture soundtrack), Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert Album, 1996, Royal Couyabyab: The Silver Album, 1996, The Little Tramp, (singing voice) Mulan, 1998, (Broadway) Flower Drum Song, 2002.

      Television films include: Redwood Curtain, 1998, (television series) As the World Turns, 2001, 03. Concert, Carnegie Hall, 2005.

Membership

Member of Screen Actors' Guild, Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of television and Radio Artists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, reading, collecting raised-trunk elephants, collecting swatches, working on computers.

Connections

Married Robert Charles Chien, January 10, 2004.

father:
Feliciano Genuino Salonga

mother:
Maria Ligaya (Imutan) Salonga

spouse:
Robert Charles Chien