Miss Saigon Then and Now: Watch Auditions and More from Original Star Lea Salonga and New Star Eva Noblezada
21 May 2014
Miss Saigon, which premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989, returns to the West End's Prince Edward Theatre for its 25th anniversary in a new production, opening May 21. Here, we look at audition tapes from original star Lea Salonga and current star Eva Noblezada.
Salonga originated the role of Kim in the 1989 production. The actress, who won the Olivier Award for her performance, auditioned for the role of Kim at 17 years old, singing "On My Own" from Les Misérables.
In the below video, Salonga — also a Tony Award winner for Miss Saigon — was asked to sing "Sun and Moon" and "The Movie in My Mind" for the creative team including the show's writers, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, and producer Cameron Mackintosh.