03 November 2009
In the field of musical theatre, she is recognized for having won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Theatre World Awards, the first to win various international awards for a single role. The first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway, the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin in 1992 and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II in 1998 and in 2004, respectively.
Ms. Lea Salonga shares the limelight with other singers Pinky Marquez, Dingdong Dantes, Myrus, Stella Ignacio, Top Suzara, Mike Chan, Peryodiko on November 30, 2009, 7pm at the Araneta Coliseum for a benefit concert for Autism Society Philippines, among others.
Performers with autism will join Ms. Salonga on stage: Thara Marie Santiago-Autism Diva, Tum-Tum Mendoza-Filipino marimba prodigy, and Vell Baria-Autism Birit Queen.
By: Autism Society of the Philippines
Date retrieved: November 28, 2017