Lea Salonga to Launch Concert Tour on Feb. 12, 2005

News   Lea Salonga to Launch Concert Tour on Feb. 12, 2005 Miss Saigon and Flower Drum Star star Lea Salonga will embark on a new concert tour of the U.S. on Feb. 12, 2005, it was announced.

The tour will run through March 5 and play such cities as San Francisco, Atlantic City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Salonga last toured in fall 2003, following her Broadway run in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song.

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.

In her native Philippines, the singer-actress has appeared in productions of 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.

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