The official Carnegie Hall website says that Salonga — best known to Broadway audiences for her award-winning role as Kim in Miss Saigon — will perform at the famed venue Nov. 7 at 7 PM. The evening — directed by Richard Jay-Alexander — is a benefit for Diverse City Theater Co. 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.
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