Award winning star of Miss Saigon, Lea Salonga, will be kicking
off her first U.S. concert tour in San Francisco,
CA performing at Nob Hill Masonic Center.
She will be performing at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic
City, New Jersey, then at Arie Crown Theater in Chicago,
Illinois and concluding the tour at Universal Amphitheatre
in Los Angeles, California.
will be an intimate show with a mix of show tunes, jazz standards,
and other popular favorites. Lea says she is very excited to embark
on her first national tour and can’t wait to be back on stage.
Salonga gained international attention for her award winning lead
role as Kim on Broadway in the 1991 production of Miss Saigon. She
not only won a Tony award for Outstanding Performance by an actress
in a musical, but also won an Outer Critics Circle Award and Laurence
Olivier Award. She returned to Broadway in fall 2002, in which she
starred in the hit production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammer-stein’s
Flower Drum Song.
known for her pure, crystal clear voice is a musical icon in the
Philippines and the American theater. Audiences have enjoyed listening
to her voice from her Broadway recordings to the popular songs she
recorded for the Disney films. This concert will present a repertoire
of songs familiar to all audiences, young and old. We are honored
to be part of this wonderful project," says Will Pasco, Producer.
vast array of theater credits also include Les Miserables, the witch
in Into The Woods, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, The Goodbye
Girl, They’re Playing Our Song, Grease, The Fantastics, Paper
Moon, The Bad Seed, The Sound of Music and Annie.
tour is being sponsored by Northwest Airlines. The musical director
will be Gerard Salonga.
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