Saturday, May 30th at 8:00pm, Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga has been captivating audiences around the world for the past 17 years. Now, she brings her 2009 "Inspired" U.S. tour to Los Angeles for a special One Night Only concert with the Asia America Symphony Orchestra with Music Director David Benoit at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Los Angeles.
Hot off the heels of headlining the critically acclaimed Southeast Asian road show of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic, Cinderella, Lea Salonga leaves her "glass slippers" behind to mesmerize audiences stateside.
Having created the role of the orphaned "Kim" in Miss Saigon and brought to life the singing of Disney's Mulan ("Reflection") and Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin - it's truly "A Whole New World," for Salonga and her angelic voice.
Salonga has become the national treasure of her Philippine homeland as she captivates audiences the world over - playing to SOLD OUT houses at Carnegie Hall, Hong Kong's Cultural Centre and the historical Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Salonga has been singing since the age of ten when she made her theatrical debut in the King and I. and has gone on to release three studio albums. She began an illustrious career in Broadway musicals when she was cast to play Kim in Miss Saigon after a world-wide talent search. Additional Credits Include Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Grease, The Sound of Music, Annie and Cinderella among many others.
In 2008 Lea was presented the Order of Lakandula, rank of Kumandante (Commander), by the President of the Philippines. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Filipino civilian.
In the field of musical theater, she is recognized for having won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Theatre World Awards, and the first to win various international awards for a single role. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway.
Tickets: $50-$100, Available online at www.asiaamericasymphony.org or by calling (213) 680-3700
For more information and a complete list of dates visit www.leasalonga.com