LONDON 26 September 2018 – Broadway royalty Lea Salonga will go on tour in the United Kingdom on February 2019.
The Tony Award-winning singer-actress will be performing in key cities across the UK, including Manchester (26 February 2019), London (27 February 2019), Birmingham (01 March 2019), and Cardiff (04 March 2019). In London, she will be performing at The London Paladium.
“People like Lea Salonga are an immense source of pride among Filipinos around the world. Her unparalleled achievements as a performing artist has served as an inspiration not only to Filipinos but to everyone who aspires to pursue their passion in the arts,” said Philippine Ambassador to the UK Antonio M. Lagdameo.
Ms. Salonga is internationally known for her major roles in various hit musicals, especially in her role as Kim, the protagonist of Miss Saigon, and as Eponine in Les Misérables.
She has performed in front of global icons and world leaders such as Lady Diana, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and former US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Apart from Broadway and West End, Salonga is known for performing as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II, both of which are considered Disney classics.
Ms. Salonga is one of the best-selling Filipina artists of all time, having sold a staggering 19 million albums worldwide.
In 2017, she released her electrifying live album “Blurred Lines” which preceded a sold-out run at New York’s renowned Feinstein’s / 54Below. The six-date showcase was overwhelmingly received by fans and critics alike.
Her return to the renowned venue set a record-breaking 15-show encore performance, which was a fitting wrap up to her latest North American tour.