Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga

Highest Rated: 95% Aladdin (1992)

Lowest Rated: 0% Mulan II (2004)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1971

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

An international star of the musical stage, Lea Salonga was born in Manila, the Philippines in 1971. Her remarkably resonant singing voice was evident practically from infancy, and Salonga went professional with her pursuits in 1978 when she joined the Repertory Philippines' production of "The King and I." By 1981, Salonga was releasing her first album, and by 1986, she was starring in feature films like "Tropang bulilit" (1986) and "Ninja Kids" (1986). Her fame reached new heights when she won the lead role of Kim in the debut London production of "Miss Saigon" in 1989, and grew greater still when she provided the singing voice for the character Jasmine in Disney's "Aladdin" (1992). She would go on to play still more iconic roles on Broadway, memorably playing Eponine in "Les Miserables," and took her recording career to international audiences soon after with her self-titled album in 1993. Salonga would release more albums including Lea...In Love and By Heart, and starred in a Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song" in 2002. She would also star in the original production of "Allegiance" at the Old Globe in San Diego, later following the hit play to Broadway as well. In 2013, Salonga switched gears to focus on television, becoming a judge on "The Voice of the Philippines" (ABS-CBN, 2013-). She could not stay away from Broadway for long however, starring in a revival of "Once on This Island" in 2017.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 82% Yellow Rose Gail (Character) $364.1K 2019
0% 42% Mulan II Mulan (singing) (Voice) - 2004
86% 85% Mulan Mulan (Singing Voice) (Voice) $120.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Redwood Curtain Geri Riordan (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 87% Sana Maulit Muli Agnes (Character) - 1995
95% 92% Aladdin Princess Jasmine (singing) (Voice) $217M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pik pak Boom Rosie (Character) - 1988
94% 94% My Neighbor Totoro Mrs. Kusakabe (Voice) - 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sofia the First Princess Jasmine (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet 80% ER Amparo (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 1993

QUOTES FROM Lea Salonga CHARACTERS

Mulan (singing) says: Look at me... I will never pass for a perfect bride. Or a perfect daughter. Can it be, I'm not meant to play this part? Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart. Who is the girl I see, staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don't know? Somehow I cannot hide, who I am, though I've tried. When will my reflection show who I am inside? When will my reflection show who I am inside?

Mulan (singing) says: Ancestors, hear my plea. Help me not to make a fool of me and to not uproot my family tree. Keep my father standing tall.

Aladdin Singing says: A whole new world?.

Aladdin Singing says: A whole new world?

Singing Jasmine says: A whole new life?.

Singing Jasmine says: A whole new life?

Aladdin Singing says: (together) For you and me?.

Aladdin Singing says: [together] For you and me?

Singing Jasmine says: (together) For you and me?.

Singing Jasmine says: [together] For you and me?

Mulan (singing) says: when will my reflection show, who I am inside

Mulan (singing) says: When will my reflection show who I am inside?