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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.

At Disney, she is well-known for providing the singing voices of Princess Jasmine and Fa Mulan.

Salonga was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with the company.

She also voiced Yasuko Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro.


Trivia

  • Lea Salonga was the coach champion of The Voice of the Philippines.
  • 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.

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