Winner of the Olivier and Theatre World Awards, and becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award. From Jasmine to Mulan, from Kim to Eponine, and Fantine. It's high them where we celebrate, the talent, and the artistry of the one and only...LEA SALONGA!
Ep. 1 | Lea Salonga on Miss Saigon, BTS, Disney, & Asian representation (Philippines)
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In this first episode, Broadway and Disney icon Lea Salonga talks about her journey in Miss Saigon, her fondness for BTS (and everything K-Pop), on how she became the singing voice of Jasmine and Mulan, and her thoughts on Asian representation in music today. Connect with us at 28squaredstudios.com or on Instagram @richardjuan & @28squaredstudios. Subscribe to "Your dose of InspirASIAN with Richard Juan" on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, & Google Podcasts for FREE. To watch the episode, visit the YouTube channel of Richard Juan. Follow Richard Juan: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | TikTok Follow Lea Salonga: https://www.instagram.com/msleasalonga/ & https://twitter.com/MsLeaSalonga #RichardJuan #AsianStories #Asian #inspirASIAN #LeaSalonga
#514 - Lea Salonga The Lea Salonga Interview is featured on The Paul Leslie Hour. Lea Salonga is a singer and actress from the Philippines. She is well known for her records as well as Broadway and concert performances. Lea Salonga is known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical “Miss Saigon.” She is a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theater World award winner. Salonga also provided the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney animated film “Aladdin” which I just watched… and Fa Mulan in “Mulan” and “Mulan II.” In 2011, Lea Salonga was honored as a Disney Legend. She continues to record and perform in the United States and the Philippines. She joined me in this interview to talk about her Cabaret album recorded live at the Cafe Carlyle in Manhattan entitled “The Journey So Far.” The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.
On this episode, we talk about mastery with Lea Salonga. Multiple award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend”.
...when I got out of the car onto the pavement, you could feel that there was an energy to this place that was very unique and very special and it was an energy that I could not feel anywhere else. And a lot of people that become transplanted New Yorkers say that there’s just this thing that when you first arrive in the City, it’s like if you were meant to be here, if you know you are going to call this place home, it calls out to you and you feel this positive rush go through your body.
In this episode Kerry is chatting to Olivier and Tony Award winning star, Lea Salonga. Lea has had an incredible career on Broadway, The West End and around the world. Her theatre credits include leading roles in; Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Allegiance, Cats, My Fair Lady, Into The Woods and Annie. She is now a coach on The Voice & The Voice Kids in the Philippines, However she is probably best known for her Disney Roles. Lea is the only person to bring the singing voices of two Disney Princesses to life, having sang the roles of both Princess Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan). Lea shares her journey through theatre, film and television and reflects on the highs and lows. She opens up about her struggles with her voice and how she overcame this through hard work and vocal coaching. You can follow Lea on instagram @missleasalongaFollow Kerry on Twitter and InstagramFind out more information and upcoming dates from Kerry Ellis at kerryellis.comIf you have enjoyed this podcast please rate, Review and Subscribe... feel free to tell a friend too!Producer by Martin Joseph at Peroxide Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep 18: 'The Boys in the Band' and 'Yellow Rose' (Feat: Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada)
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On this week’s episode, the Friends react to the Lincoln Project’s ad that compares the president to Evita. It’s called Covita. It’s pretty terrifying. Then they review two shows-turned-movies/TV. The first is Ryan Murphy’s film version of The Boys in the Band, the 1968 play by Mart Crowley, which chronicles the lives of gay men living in New York City pre-Stonewall. It’s on Netflix. Then they talk about The Goes Wrong Show, which is based on The Play That Goes Wrong by Mischief Theatre, which ran on Broadway 2017 to 2019. The show on Amazon Prime This week’s guests are Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) and Tony winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Once on This Island). Eva is starring in Yellow Rose, a new film about an undocumented teenager whose mother is taken away by ICE. Lea plays her aunt. The two actors talk about their love of video games, how they’re both actually a bit introverted, and how they’re making money during quarantine.Here are links to the things mentioned in this episode: The Lincoln Project's Covita ad; it's terrifying. The Boys in the Band on Netflix The Goes Wrong Show on Amazon Prime Harriett D. Foy told us she's a fan of The Play That Goes Wrong, here's our interview with her. Fires in the Mirror, which Michael Benjamin Washington starred in; he's also in Boys in the Band and doesn't get nearly enough to do. Get our virtual movie tickets to Yellow Rose here. The original song Eva Noblezada sings in Yellow Rose. Eva's podcast: The Amarillo Project. Lea Salonga's PBS concert on Nov. 27. Patreon shoutout: Luisa Lyons, who is building a database of stage musicals that have been legally filmed and publicly shared, plus there's a podcast: www.filmedlivemusicals.com. Welcome fellow theater podcaster! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Conversations with Changemakers, we speak with Lea Salonga.Beyond her status as Broadway and West End royalty, The Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honorary title of “Disney Legend”. She has sold more than 19 million albums and continues to sell out concerts all over the world.But the secret underneath her powerful voice? She has the most beautiful human heart.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tonyhowell/message