From Miss Saigon to Once On This Island: Celebrate Lea Salonga on Stage

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From Miss Saigon to Once On This Island: Celebrate Lea Salonga on Stage

The Tony Award winner celebrates her birthday February 22.

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga celebrates her birthday February 22.

Salonga became a theatre phenomenon when she landed the role of Kim in the original London production of Miss Saigon, winning an Olivier Award for her performance. She subsequently repeated her work on Broadway, winning the 1991 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Since that time she has returned to the Main Stem in Les Misérables, Flower Drum Song, and Allegiance. She was last seen on Broadway as Erzulie in the Tony-winning revival of Once On This Island at Circle in the Square Theatre.

In addition to her theatre work, Salonga has starred on screen as the singing voice of Mulan, Aladdin, The Voice of the Philippines, Yellow Rose, and more.

In celebration of Salonga, take a look at highlights from her stage career.

Celebrating Lea Salonga on the Stage

Celebrating Lea Salonga on the Stage

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Sean McDermott and Lea Salonga in <i>Miss Saigon</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/930f06d/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F61%2F9c%2Fe0d8de8b453abba691a8c03101f9%2FSean-McDermoot__Lea-Salonga.jpg” data-url=”2″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                Sean McDermott and Lea Salonga in <i>Miss Saigon</i></p>
<p>                    <span>Joan Marcus</span></p>
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<p>    <img alt=Miss Saigon” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/74b5878/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fb9%2F3b%2Fd470c29c436392c122b56d3d8cb0%2FLea-Salonga.jpg” data-url=”3″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>


Lea Salonga in Miss Saigon

Joan Marcus


 Willy Falk and Lea Salonga in <i>Miss Saigon</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/c02fa52/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F50%2Fba%2F6f146eb24fae8e60e8125c6ac1d2%2FWilly-Falk__Lea-Salonga.jpg” data-url=”4″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                 Willy Falk and Lea Salonga in <i>Miss Saigon</i></p>
<p>                    <span>Joan Marcus</span></p>
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<p>    <img alt=Miss Saigon” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/733471b/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fc9%2Fa9%2F24756768497ca954f8b6c7eeceea%2FLea-Salonga__Brian_R.-Baldomero.jpg” data-url=”5″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>


Lea Salonga and Brian R. Baldomero in Miss Saigon

Joan Marcus


Lea Salonga as Eponine on Broadway


Lea Salonga as Eponine in Les Misérables


Lea Salonga as Eponine in <i>Les Miz</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/4df9259/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F1e%2F82%2Fa7f2e32549c8adba91cc70e00271%2Ftumblr_lb9gpx13441qbxzaqo1_500.jpg” data-url=”7″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                Lea Salonga as Eponine in <i>Les Misérables</i></p>
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<p>    <img alt=Flower Drum Song” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/12d0bb5/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F9d%2F30%2Ffbcf59604a3e937c180a0fb3919f%2FFDS_Leainblue_JM.jpg” data-url=”8″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>


Lea Salonga in Flower Drum Song

Joan Marcus


Lea Salonga and José Llana in <i>Flower Drum Song</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/589c264/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F9f%2Ff1%2Fd95a5f8c42069b1165de28f6d11e%2FFDS_Wedding_JM.jpg” data-url=”9″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                José Llana and Lea Salonga in <i>Flower Drum Song</i></p>
<p>                    <span>Joan Marcus</span></p>
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<p>    <img alt=Les Miserables” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/9e4df7f/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F7c%2F39%2Fce0fa17247008830b90897af6ff5%2Flesmissalonga068resized.jpg” data-url=”10″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”>


Lea Salonga as Fantine in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables

Joan Marcus and Michael LePoer Trench


Lea Salonga as Fantine in the first Broadway revival of <i>Les Miserables</i>” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/dcb6dac/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F08%2Fc7%2F197bdfed48779fd97e9b4d2549f3%2FLesMisSalonga092_%282%29.JPG” data-url=”11″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                Lea Salonga as Fantine in the Broadway revival of <i>Les Misérables</i></p>
<p>                    <span>Joan Marcus and Michael LePoer Trench</span></p>
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