Lea Salonga Kicks Off U.S. Concert Tour Feb. 12

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Lea Salonga — the Tony Award-winning actress who starred in the title role of the original West End and Broadway casts of Miss Saigon — will visit California, New Jersey and Illinois during her first U.S. concert tour, which begins Feb. 12.
Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga

The singer-actress kicks off her limited tour Feb. 12 in San Francisco, CA at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. The remainder of the tour includes stops at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ (Feb. 19), the Aire Crown Theater is Chicago, IL (Feb. 26) and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 5). Salonga will be accompanied onstage by her brother, musical director Gerard Salonga. About her upcoming tour, the former Flower Drum Song star said in a statement, "I look forward to being back on stage, just me and a band of musicians making some good music the old fashion way. It's as intimate a show as it can get."

Lea Salonga burst onto the London and New York theatre scene as Kim in the international hit musical Miss Saigon. For her performance, she was awarded the Laurence Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards. On Broadway she was also seen in another Boublil Schönberg musical, Les Misérables, as the ill-fated Eponine, a role she would later repeat in the concert video of the musical. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in the revival of Flower Drum Song.

In her native Philippines, the singer-actress has appeared in productions of Baby, Annie, The Sound of Music, The Goodbye Girl, Paper Moon, The Fantasticks, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, They're Playing Our Song and, most recently, Proof. On film, Salonga sang the female leads in the Disney animated films "Aladdin" and "Mulan" and has recorded several solo albums.

Tickets are available by calling (800) 277-1700 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For the San Francisco concert, call (415) 478-2277 or visit www.tickets.com.

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