Broadway's Lea Salonga Blurs Musical Genres in Busy Career

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Apr 26, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 21:01 mins

Guest: Lea Salonga, Tony-Award-Winning Broadway Performer Tony-award winning Broadway star Lea Salonga recently visited BYU as part of the Bravo! Performing Arts Series. Salonga blazed a trail for other Asian women on Broadway as the first actress to perform the lead role of Kim in “Miss Saigon” and the first woman of Asian descent to perform the roles of Eponine and Fantine in “Les Miserables” on Broadway. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in “Allegiance,” which Salonga says was a “show that we as Asian people needed to do. To be able to say, yes, you see Asian faces, but these are Americans on this stage.” Salonga's new album, "Blurred Lines" is out May 5.

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