Lea Salonga-Chien is a Filipina soprano singer and actress who is well known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1991, and was also one of the first Asians to play the roles of Éponine Thénardier and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables.
She also voiced Yasuko Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro.
- Lea Salonga was the coach champion of The Voice of the Philippines and the Voice actor of Jasmine in the Tagalized Version of Sofia the First, aired on TV5.
- She is the first Filipino artist to sign to an international record label.
- She appears in season finale of the CW show Crazy Ex-girlfriend.