Lea Solanga

Filipino American History Month

Lea Solanga

Talk: Filipino American History Month

Filipino Googlers Networks & PhilDev kicked off Filipino American History Month with Tony award winning singer and actress Lea Salonga! She's the first Filipino to be signed to an international record label - Atlantic Records in 1993. Lea's the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in Broadway's Les Misérables. She portrayed both roles on the musical's 10th and 25th anniversary show in London respectively after starring as Kim in Ms Saigon. She was also the singing voice of Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004). Salonga was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with The Walt Disney Company.

Lea Solanga

María Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga, known as Lea Salonga, is a Filipina singer and actress best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses, and as a recording artist and television performer.