Lea Salonga

as Herself - Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga
Also known as LeiTataManangPride of the Philippines
Was born at 22 February 1971 (now is 47 years old) in Manila, Philippines

Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when sherecorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musicalTV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offeredthe role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992) . She has continued to record albums.

Lea hasperformed for 'Queen Elizabeth II' , 'George Bush (I)' , and'Bill Clinton (I)' . .

There is some small facts about Lea Salonga:
  • (1991) Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
  • Brother, 'Gerard Salonga' , arranges all Lea's music. He is a multi-talented musician and symphony orchestra conductor. He is presently head of the music and audio department at Carmel House Studios (www.gc4.com) and conductor of the Global Studio Orchestra.
  • Has an adopted sister, Shiela.
  • Bought herself a white Lexus IS300 E-Shift Sedan with ivory interior on her birthday in 2002.
  • For the longest time, her dream role was Eva Perón in the musical Evita.
  • Briefly attended Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines (mid-1988 - early 1989) in a pre-med course. She initially thought she wanted to be a dermatologist. Took two courses [one in Philosophy and the other in European History] at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan during Spring semester, 2000.
  • The first Filipina ever to win the prestigious Tony Award for her role as Kim in the Broadway Musical "Miss Saigon"
  • Was the first full-blooded Filipina to have won the Olivier (1990), and the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards (1991) for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in "Miss Saigon".
  • Made her concert debut at the prestigious Carnegie Hall on November 7, 2005.
  • Uses the name "Manang" as her Internet chat code name. Manang means elder/eldest sister in Ilonggo (her mother's dialect).
  • Gave birth to her first child with husband Robert, daughter Nicole Beverly, on May 16th, 2006 in Manila. The baby weighed in at 6 lbs, 10 oz.
  • (September 2002) playing Mei-Li in the Broadway revival of Flower Drum Song
  • (2011) New York, NY, USA: Preparation for New Broadway Musical, Allegiance, to begin in 2012.
  • (February 2004) Enjoying the newly wedded life with husband Rob in Los Angeles.
  • (May 2006) Lea gave birth to her daughter, Nicole Beverly, a little past noon on May 16, 2006 in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. She was 6.10 pounds and 49 centimeters long.
  • (March 2007) Currently playing the role of Fantine in the musical revival of "Les Miserables" at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway.
Also look some video clip about Lea Salonga:
There is the list of movies, where Lea Salonga was taked part:
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1 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me movie Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me 1993 as Princess Jasmine
2 Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary movie Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary 2010 as Fantine
3 A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World movie A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World 1993 as Herself
4 Aladdin movie Aladdin 1992 as Jasmine
5 Aladdin Activity Center movie Aladdin Activity Center 1994 as Jasmine
6 Aladdin in Nasiras Revenge movie Aladdin in Nasiras Revenge 2001 as Princess Jasmine
7 Aladdin on Ice movie Aladdin on Ice 1995 as Jasmine
8 Bakit labis kitang mahal movie Bakit labis kitang mahal 1992 as Sandy
9 Bob Hope: The First 90 Years movie Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 as Herself
10 Broadway 4D movie Broadway 4D 2016 as Bloody Mary
11 Broadway: The Next Generation movie Broadway: The Next Generation 2018 as Herself
12 Captain Barbell movie Captain Barbell 1986 as Rosemarie
13 Dear Diary movie Dear Diary 1989 as Lenny Tacorda (segment "Dear Killer")
14 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams movie Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams 2007 as Jasmine
15 Falling in Love: A Richard Rodgers Tribute movie Falling in Love: A Richard Rodgers Tribute 2002 as Herself
16 Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh movie Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh 1998 as Kim/Eponine
17 Lea Salonga Live movie Lea Salonga Live 2003 as Herself-Performer
18 Lea Salonga: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center movie Lea Salonga: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center 2014 as Herself
19 Like Father, Like Son movie Like Father, Like Son 1985 as Angela
20 Mickeys PhilharMagic movie Mickeys PhilharMagic 2003 as Jasmine
21 Miss Universe 2011 movie Miss Universe 2011 2011 as Herself - Judge
22 Mulan movie Mulan 1998 as Mulan
23 Mulan II movie Mulan II 2004 as Mulan
24 My Neighbor Totoro: Behind the Microphone movie My Neighbor Totoro: Behind the Microphone 2010 as Herself
25 Ninja Kids movie Ninja Kids 1986 as Yoko
26 Olsen Twins Mothers Day Special movie Olsen Twins Mothers Day Special 1993 as Singer
27 Pik pak boom movie Pik pak boom 1988 as Rosie
28 Redwood Curtain movie Redwood Curtain 1995 as Geri Riordan
29 Sana maulit muli movie Sana maulit muli 1995 as Agnes
30 Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess - Once Upon a Dream movie Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess - Once Upon a Dream 2004 as Jasmine/Mulan
31 The 100 Greatest Musicals movie The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 as Herself
32 The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards movie The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1995 as Herself
33 The 45th Annual Tony Awards movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 as Herself - Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
34 The 56th Annual Tony Awards movie The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 as Herself - Performer
35 The 65th Annual Academy Awards movie The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 as Herself
36 The Best of Disney Music: A Legacy in Song - Part I movie The Best of Disney Music: A Legacy in Song - Part I 1993 as Herself
37 The Broadway Concert movie The Broadway Concert 2002 as Herself-Performer
38 The Heat Is On movie The Heat Is On 1989 as Herself (Kim)
39 The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream movie The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream 1993 as Herself
40 The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World movie The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World 1992 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Lea Salonga:
  • "Broadway World" (USA), 30 October 2005, by: Robert Diamond, ""An Interview with Lea Salonga""
There is the list of some articles of Lea Salonga:
  • "HILuxury Magazine" (USA), 1 April 2013, Vol. 6, Iss. 6, pg. 38-40, by: Yu Shing Ting, "The Soprano"
There is the list of some quotes of Lea Salonga:
  • I have no inner monologue.
  • If you ain't got nothing nice to say, just shut the f**
  • up.
  • Love your enemies... it's not always an easy tenet to live by... and I have more often than not been inclined to wish my enemies ill than well.
  • And if you really believe in your heart of hearts that you have the talent, go for it. But you've got to make sure you really have the talent. I was watching that TV show, American Idol, and they were showing these auditions. The contestants think in their heart that they're talented, and the judges would say, 'You are appalling. You cannot sing.' And I painfully had to agree. But they really believe that they have something. You need a very objective person to say you've got talent.
  • I just refuse to date actors. I've done that, and I don't want to do that anymore. It's just the stress of traveling and being away from each other so much.
  • I'm probably one of the least ambitious people to ever walk the earth. Because I know the price that you have to pay. I know what that feels like at home in the Phillipines. I know what it's like to go shopping and have people stare at you. To not be able to go places because your safety is threatened. I quite enjoy the anonymity I have here--being recognized for my work but still be able to walk down the street and go shopping and be undisturbed and have my privacy respected. And that's not always the case at home. I appreciate the level of celebrity I've achieved at home, but I'm someone who doesn't do well with it.
  • I want every Filipino woman empowered with information regarding all options available to her regarding family planning. I want every Filipino to be armed with the right education regarding their bodies in the context of sex and reproduction; to exercise their free will in ensuring the quality of life based on their own personal, religious, and moral convictions and beliefs; and to have a fighting chance at a better life.
  • My stand is that I am for it. I've been consistently supporting it. I can understand the arguments for and the arguments against RH Bill. There are many valid arguments on both sides and I can understand where everybody's coming from as far as what their belief system is. Basically, you have to go with what your conscience tells you and you would have to know what is right for you. Without trampling upon somebody else's belief.
  • Because what's the use of all these contraceptives if you don't know how to use them? This kind of info needs to be transmitted to couples who are about to get married [and] couples that are married and want to control the number of children they want to have and to make them aware of the choices that are available to them. I mean, they could choose natural family planning if that's what they feel they should have. They could choose condoms or birth control pills as long as these options are available and make known that it's available, then they can make an educated decision.
  • Couples or every citizen of age needs to be informed about this stuff. Both good and bad effects need to be given to married couples who want to control their family size but may not have the info. You can't just say gusto ko yung pill. You have to know how it will affect your body; you have to know what the side effects will be. There is a failure rate because of improper usage. But if you use it properly then you're able to prevent disease or unwanted pregnancy. And obviously you will not teach a nine-year-old how to put a condom up a banana. Anybody who says that is not thinking straight.
  • [In reaction to Manny Pacquiao's opposition on the Reproductive Health bill] His point, which is a valid point, is: 'We have access to contraception. Why do we still need the RH bill?' That's fine, but you have millions of pesos. What about a lot of your own constituents who have no access to it?
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