Monday, June 16, 2008

Her Life On Stage

I was so touched watching Lea Salonga’s concert shown on TFC-The Filipino Channel. I missed my hometown, my country, my family. Life is different now, I must admit. Still, I remain the Filipina that I am. It was the very warm, more personal, and more intimate theme of the whole concert that had moved me to tears. Ah, some memories are never forgotten.

In case, you don’t know who Lea Salonga is; here’s what I got from Wikipedia.
She is a multi-awarded Filipino singer and actress who is best known for originating the role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon. In the field of musical theater, she is recognized for having won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Theatre World Awards, the first to win various international awards for a single role. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. Salonga is the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Alladin in 1992 and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II in 1998 and in 2004, respectively).
Lea's big breakthrough came when she was selected to play Kim in the megahit musical Miss Saigon in 1989. Unable to find a strong enough Asian actress/singer in the United Kingdom, the producers scoured many countries looking for the lead role of this major British production.
Well, can I say? She’s definitely a picture of a little girl turned into a fine lady, a great wife and Mom. After all the glamour, she remained very simple and humble.


2 Grateful Heart's Words:

chris said...

Hey you kinda look like her.

Salamat said...

Lols! yes, we're Pinays for sure! hahaha! ...thanks, i'll take that as a compliment, hahaha! :)