Lea Salonga is a world renowned musical icon. Her crystal clear voice captivates audiences from all over the world. She is Philippine’s pride. Her musical career started when she was very young. She started her professional career at the age of seven when she became part of Reportory Philippines’ staging of The King and I. Since then, she has joined several musical productions in the Philippines. Her one of a kind angelic voice made her one of the most sought after stage actress in the Philippines and abroad.
Disney, one of the world’s largest entertainment companies took notice of her pristine voice. Lea Salonga has made her name in Broadway when she played the main character of the Musical Broadway. As a matter of fact, she won a Tony award for her performance. Disney’s production of Aladdin in 1992 was another animated hit movie.
Lea Salonga recorded the singing voice of the film’s main female character, Jasmine. The song “A Whole New World” became an instant hit that was loved by many people of all ages. Lea Salonga was then named as one of Disney’s princesses. The song soared high and even hit major music billboard charts. The pop version of the song which was recorded my Grammy Winner Peabo Bryson and singer Regina Belle. Lea Salonga and Brad Kane sang the film version of the song.
The performance of the song in the 1993 Academy Awards was applauded by the audience. Lea is not new when it comes to performing in world stages. Her performance was exquisite, magical that had the audience in total awe. The song became such a wo