Lea Salonga takes centerstage on Great Performances

  • Fred Vigeant

Great Performances shines a spotlight on Tony Award winner Lea Salonga with the world premiere of Lea Salonga in Concert premiering Friday, November 27 at 9:00pm on WITF.

Captured in peak performance from the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters, “Aladdin” and “Mulan.”

Renowned worldwide for her powerhouse voice and perfect pitch, Salonga entered the Broadway musical scene with her 1991 Tony-winning performance as Kim in “Miss Saigon” and most recently starred in the Tony-winning 2017 revival of “Once on This Island.” She was the first Asian cast member to play Eponine in the musical “Les Misérables” on Broadway and later returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival.

Notable Talent:

  • Lea Salonga, Tony-winning singer
  • Gerard Salonga, conductor, music director of Manila’s ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, former assistant conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • David Horn, Executive Producer of Great Performance

Song List:

  • “Feeling Good”
  • “Reflection” (from “Mulan”)
  • “Human Heart” (from “Once On This Island”)
  • Medley: “Will He Like Me?”/ “Vanilla Ice Cream”/ “Till There Was You” (from “She Loves Me” and “The Music Man”)
  • “Journey to the Past” (from “Anastasia”)
  • “Why, God, Why?” (from “Miss Saigon”)
  • “Meadowlark” (from “The Baker’s Wife”)
  • “A Whole New World” (from “Aladdin”)
  • “On My Own” (from “Les Misérables”)
  • “This Is Me” (from “The Greatest Showman”)

 

Watch Great Performances Friday November 27 at 9:00pm on WITF.

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