Playbill Poll: What Musical Theatre Icon Would You Like to See in a Broadway Solo Show? Readers Respond
13 Oct 2013
Diana Puertas: Lea Salonga. She's my biggest musical theatre role model. I was 11 years old when I first heard her sing "A Whole New World" when she was Jasmine's singing voice. I would love to hear everything she's ever done live. Everything from Les Misérables all the way down to her Disney appearances.
Lea Salonga is a Tony Award winner for her performance in Miss Saigon. She has also been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables and Flower Drum Song. She voiced the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney's "Aladdin," in which she sings "A Whole New World."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.